ABOUT GALLUS PEDALS
What's in a name
Gallus - (adj., Scottish or Glaswegian) bold, cheeky, or flashy.
Pedals - (n) a foot-operated lever used for powering a bicycle
Peddle - (v) to spread an idea or story.
Whilst we do love the Dad joke charm of Gallus Peddles, we stuck with Gallus Pedals as we hope that Mr. Google and our visitors to our site (hi Mum!) may be more likely to recognize us as a bike tour company.
Why are we doing this?
Well, we think most people we know would love our tour. We're here to show how great Glasgow is on one of our stylish bikes.
We provide a fun, safe and healthy experience on a bike, exploring and enjoying some of what we think is the best our fantastic city has to offer.
We've travelled and lived in different continents but have always been drawn back to Glasgow. We've looked at Glasgow through the lens of a tourist for 15 years and are keen to share our enthusiasm for it. We also think Glasgow is completely underrated as a place to live and a place to visit and love digging out little stories and places that uncover its distinctive character. Often the stories which we love the most are from ordinary people who we feel aren't celebrated enough.
Why by bike?
Well, simply by being on a bike you get to see more of the city than you would do on foot and it's more immersive than being stuck in a car and clearly there are some beautiful spots in the city (and therefore on our tours!) that wouldn't be possible by car. It's also much more sustainable for the environment too. We're keen to promote cycling as a hobby, a form of exercise and also, crucially, just a way to get around :) Quite simply, the world would be a better place if everybody cycled.
We're committed to being a positive force for good. Where we can, we will aim to promote and support other sustainable organizations. We will also seek out appropriate charitable partnerships where there exists a natural overlap of objectives and values.