Be More Shareful

Scotland’s paths and shared spaces have become a big part of life for many of us over the last year, so sometimes they can be busy. Getting out and about under your own steam is a win-win, but we all need to look out for others and do the ride thing!


We all need our paths and shared spaces – for travel, for exercise, or fun. Doing The Ride Thing means using a bike or other wheels to get around, and looking out for others while doing so.

This website is filled with good advice and information about cycling and active travel, and about using public transport when active travel is not possible. We want to encourage everyone to travel this way as much as possible – it’s good for you, good for others and good for the planet.

For You

  • Cycling is fun, can keep you healthy, and will put a smile on your face
  • It’s good for your physical and mental health
  • It can be a good way to avoid COVID risks
  • Riding your bike is a lot cheaper than using your car – save some cash!
  • It can help to protect you from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis
  • It’s a low-impact form of exercise for all ages.
  • Cycling is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school or work
  • Cycling is so good for your mental and physical health, it’s even being prescribed on the NHS

For Everyone

  • Lockdown in 2020 led to a lot of people discovering (or re-discovering) the good things about cycling. We’re all winners if we keep this change going
  • Enjoy getting out on your bike together with family. It’s good for health, relationships and family fun!
  • Let’s get our communities out of their cars and onto bikes – everyone will benefit
  • We can have healthier, happier communities with less air pollution
  • Leave the car at home – cut your family or household travel costs
  • Your school, community or local group can access support for cycling-based local projects. Info here.

For The Planet

  • Cycling can be a positive step towards combatting climate change
  • If we all make some small changes, the impact will be a huge help towards getting our planet back on track
  • Use your bike instead of the car – especially for short journeys
  • Use public transport
  • Share lifts and car journeys
  • Plan your travel ahead and make less journeys