Created as part of Glasgow's preparations for hosting the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, this mural is inspired by retro cycling jerseys, 90s kids' bikes and the legendary 'Old Faithful' bike owned by Scotland's own racing champion, Graeme Obree. Capturing the spirit of nostalgia and the thrill of cycling, the mural painted by artists from SWG3's Yardworks project uses bold colours and dynamic patterns to bring the design to life, with the intention of capturing the rich history and passion of the sport. Spread across some 250m of car park frontage and wrapping around the building from George Street onto Montrose Street, the design beckons cyclists and enthusiasts to pedal the length of the mural, fostering an appreciation for the timeless joy and sense of freedom that cycling brings.
Laura Frood, Yardworks GRID Programme Manager, said; "We were delighted to work on such an interesting brief and site in the city centre. Yardworks' ethos is to develop the skills of our homegrown talent and to have been able to support some of Glasgow's emerging artists to deliver this mural for such a high-profile event is a proud moment."
Head along George Street towards High Street and the historic heart of Glasgow. From here is easy access to Glasgow Cathedral, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, and Provand's Lordship - Glasgow's oldest building. Continue onto Duke Street, the UK's longest street, stretching all the way to the East End, and includes Tennent's Drygate Brewery. Also nearby is George Square and Glasgow City Chambers which offers free guided tours at at 10.30am and 2.30pm Monday - Friday.