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Go Cycle Glasgow Fund: Evaluation

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Folder icon Aug 2023 - Ongoing

Go Cycle Glasgow is a fund that was established by Glasgow City Council to support community organisations across the city during the 2023 UCI World Cycling Championships and administered by Glasgow Life. Twenty-nine organisations received up to £10,000 to deliver accessible and sustainable cycling activities with marginalised populations or under-represented groups in cycling. Each organisation was asked to demonstrate a commitment to the fund’s five priorities, which were to:

  • Encourage more local people to use cycling for recreation, sport, or active travel.  
  • Provide cycling activities for under-represented groups in the community.  
  • Be inclusive and accessible, addressing barriers to participating in cycling.  
  • Engage participants in cycling now and provide sustainable activities that will be deliverable in the future.  
  • Share the learning from the project with the cycling community. 

 GCPH is evaluating the impact of the fund on behalf of Glasgow Life. 

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objectives icon Project objectives

The evaluation objectives are to: 

  • Provide a coherent narrative of how the fund was delivered and who benefited from it. 
  • Support funded organisations to collect demographic information on participants. 
  • Assess the extent to which the fund’s strategic priorities were met. 
  • Gather feedback on the organisation and delivery of the fund. 
  • Gather practical feedback on how to diversify and grow the cycling population across Glasgow. 
  • Provide learning and recommendations for the strategic management group and other groups aligned to the event.

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involved icon What is involved

The scope of the evaluation was agreed after meetings with Glasgow Life in 2022. Following the award of funding to twenty-nine Glasgow-based organisations, each one was contacted by email with a summary document on how the fund had been distributed and the planned approach of each organisation. Additionally, each organisation received a demographic monitoring form and further information about when GCPH would be contacting them with a request to complete an online survey. This information will be analysed and written up in the format of a report due to be published in early 2024.

Expert view: researcher Gregor Yates on the Go Cycle evaluation

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