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The Cycling Scotland Conference 2021 took place online during COP26 on Thursday 4th November 2021.

The theme of the conference was ‘Working together to overcome inequalities, make our roads safer and help us face the climate emergency’.

More than 180 delegates tuned in to hear from the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights, Patrick Harvie MSP; the Vice President of the World Cycling Alliance, Amanda Ngabirano; the Chief Executive of Public Health Scotland, Angela Leitch; and the Advisor to the Deputy Mayor of Paris, Adrien Sartre.

Two afternoon breakout sessions explored climate change and road safety – with expert speakers sharing knowledge from projects all over Scotland, on topics such as climate change adaptation, Cycling By Design principles, and inclusive community cycling.

The conference was chaired by Alastair Dalton, Transport Correspondent at The Scotsman, and breakout sessions were chaired by Daisy Narayanan, Senior Manager at Edinburgh City Council, and Chief Executive of Cycling Scotland, Keith Irving.

The Cycling Champion of the Year Awards were presented during the conference, celebrating the individuals and organisations that have left a lasting impression on cycling in Scotland during the last year.

Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered delegates to watch back.

Please scroll down to find details of the agenda, breakout sessions, and keynote speaker biographies.

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Agenda

Agenda

Find out about the activities and speakers at this year's conference.

Breakout sessions

Breakout sessions

Featured presentations and short Q&A sessions by a range of speakers and organisations

Speaker biographies

Speaker biographies

Find out about the speakers bringing together best practice and learning within Scotland and beyond, to support and increase cycling and active travel.

Cycling Champion awards

Cycling Champion awards

The winners of the 2021 awards were announced at the conference.

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