UNESCO RILA Refugee Cycle 16 June 2018
The Refugee Cycle event was a series of guided bicycle rides developed with project partners Sustrans and Bike For Good which progressed along a circular route in Glasgow. Bike for Good on Haugh Road acted as the starting and finishing point.
The event sought to bring refugees, migrants and local communities together for a moment of inter-action. Participants cycled a pre-determined route in small groups, accompanied by experienced ride leaders who led ride participants to various check points, where they met with artists and academics for a short 10-minute artistic or educational session.
Each stop had a theme and together the themes formed a story. Participants obtained a stamp in their "passports" at each checkpoint (2018 Refugee Cycle Passport).
Please watch the video below for an impression of the event.
Camera by Alasdair Fulton
Editing & Camera by Paul Maguire
Music by Clare Robertson, Gameli Tordzro & AYAWARA
Refugee Cycle Partners:
- Bike for Good
- Friends of the River Kelvin
- Ignite Theatre
- Julie McAdam
- Marenka Odlum-Thompson
- Spray Peace
- Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre
- The Welcome Hut
- Clare Robertson
- The Riverside Museum
This project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account (Grant Ref: ES/M500471/1).
For more information on the event, please contact us