Walk Cycle Vote at the Women’s Cycle Forum (and other dates for your diary)

The conference season might be drawing to a close with our last conference ride in Perth on Saturday – but November is shaping up to be an equally busy month …

The Women’s Cycle Forum has been attempting to break the mould of cycling conversations for the last two years, having seen one #AllMalePanel too many, and they will be bringing their informal round table discussion-led format into the political arena with a spot of ‘political speed dating’ – a chance to share your concerns and views with politicians from all parties. So far, confirmed participants include Green MSP and co-convenor of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling in Holyrood, Alison Johnstone, Conservative councillor Joanna Mowat and Lesley Hinds, Labour Councillor and Transport Convenor of the City of Edinburgh Council.

The event will take place on Wednesday November 11th from 8pm at City Chambers in Edinburgh (after the reception for the Cycling Scotland Conference, for those attending, but you don’t need to be going to the conference to take part) and will be free, but places are limited so please book soon. As with all WCF events the evening will be women led but not women only – all are welcome to attend.

Suzanne Forup, Alion Johnstone and Sally Hinchcliffe
Suzanne Forup and Sally Hinchcliffe showing off our Walk, Cycle, Vote t-shirts

We’ve also been asked where people can get hold of our fantastic t-shirts – we don’t have the capacity to sell them online unfortunately but there are a number of cycle-related events coming up where we will be selling them (and which are well worth attending in their own right of course!)

Saturday 7th November (10:00-14:00) is the CTC Scotland AGM and Gathering in Glasgow (booking and more details) a chance to catch up with CTC’s recent campaigning (including We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote, of course) as well as hear from guest speaker Julian Sayarer

Tuesday 17th November (18:45-21:30) Spokes will be holding a public meeting in Edinburgh on Climate, Transport and Cycling (more details) with speakers Alison Johnstone, Dave Gorman and Tom Ballantine, followed by QA/discussion chaired by Kirsty Lewin..

Wednesday 18th November (19:00) GoBike will be holding their AGM in Glasgow (more details) with speakers John Lauder of Sustrans and David Brennan (‘@magnatom’) of Pedal on Parliament.

And finally, don’t forget Scotland’s Climate March in Edinburgh on Saturday November 28th – a chance to show your colours for Climate, Justice and Jobs, organised by the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.

If you’re running a relevant event you’d like us to share, please let us know – we’re adding everything we can to our calendar and map here