Cycle Rides

Meeting Point and Times

Meet at the pagoda at the north end of Bell’s Bridge, Glasgow (Streetmap or aerial photo) unless otherwise stated, at 10am. Rides start at 10am all year round. Rides are generally around 30-40 miles in length, although winter rides are shorter. Often there is the option to return by train for a shorter ride. A lunch break is usually taken in a suitable pub or café en route, although you are welcome to bring your own picnic if you wish. Rides are usually on tarmac surfaces (road or path) and suitable for most types of bikes, e.g. tourer, racer, hybrid, mountain bike, but will occasionally feature sections of route on rougher paths or tracks – see ride descriptions for details.

A Go Bike ride tackling one of Glasgow's quadruple carriageway roads - click for larger image
A GoBike ride tackling one of Glasgow’s quadruple carriageway roads

If attending GoBike rides, please take a note of the GoBike phone number 07932 460093 to bring with you.  Note: please only use this phone number for our rides; it is not a general contact number.

Cycle Rides and Events for 2018

Rides organised by GoBike except where stated.

Sunday 4 March – Kilmacolm Circular
We shall head out mostly on minor roads through Paisley, Linwood and Houston to Kilmacolm. After lunch, we’ll return to Paisley via the NCN75 path to visit a few more of the town’s attractions to be seen along the way, before continuing onwards to Glasgow. At the start we will try out Glasgow City Council’s latest cycle infrastructure, around the Festival Park area, including seeing Glasgow’s first parallel cycle/zebra crossing. All in, a 40 mile mix of urban and countryside sightseeing.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.
Ride on paths Ride on quiet roads
Significant hill climbing
Rated: Go Bike star rating Go Bike star rating
Go Bike star rating

Sunday 1 April – Strathclyde Country Park
For this trip we will take a leisurely ride along NCN75, including the Clyde Walkway, and on to Uddingston and Bothwell, before using the new cycling provision at the Raith Interchange to get to Strathclyde Country Park. However, our return will be through High Blantyre, Cathkin and Toryglen, before joining the route of the South City Way. A 35 mile round trip.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.
Ride on paths Ride on quiet roads
Significant hill climbing
Rated: Go Bike star rating Go Bike star rating
Go Bike star rating

Sunday 6 May – Whitelee Wind Farm
We will leave Glasgow and pass through Pollok Park, Rouken Glen Park and Malletsheugh on the way to Whitelee, and will return via Eaglesham, Thorntonhall and Carmunnock. Whilst at the wind farm, we will take a trip around some of the tracks there, which will make this ride unsuitable for skinny tyres. In total, the distance of the round trip will be around 35 miles.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.
Ride on paths Ride on quiet roads Ride on rough tracks
Significant hill climbing Ford en route
Rated: Go Bike star rating Go Bike star rating
Go Bike star rating Go Bike star rating

Sunday 3 June – Strathblane and Killearn
This ride will see us leaving Glasgow through Bearsden and Milngavie, and over the hill to Strathblane. We will then continue to Killearn and back via different routes, before returning to Glasgow via the Bears Way and Garscube Estate. On the way out, we will look at a cycle route being developed in Knightswood. A 37 mile round trip.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.
Ride on paths Ride on quiet roads
Ride on canal towpaths Significant hill climbing
Rated: Go Bike star rating Go Bike star rating
Go Bike star rating Go Bike star rating

Sunday 1 July – North Ayrshire Coast
We will ride out through Paisley and along the NCN 7 path for lunch in Kilwinning. After lunch we will follow the North Ayrshire coast around Saltcoats, Ardrossan to Portencross. There will be options to return by train from West Kilbride or Largs, and some adventurous riders may even continue over the hill back towards Glasgow.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow.
Ride on paths Ride on quiet roads
Moderate hill climbing Train home from finish
Rated: Go Bike star rating Go Bike star rating
Go Bike star rating Go Bike star rating

 


Key to symbols:
Ride on paths Ride on paths (cycle paths, paths in parks, etc) Significant hill climbing Moderate hill climbing Significant/moderate hill climbing
Ride on canal towpaths Ride on canal towpaths Steps en route Steps en route
Ride on rough tracks Ride on rough tracks (farm or forest tracks, unmade paths, etc) Gate or stile en route Gate or stile en route
Ride on quiet roads Ride on quiet roads (residential streets, country lanes) Ford en route Ford en route
Ride on busy roads Ride on busy roads Train to start Train to start
Booking required Booking required Train home from finish Train home from finish
Stall or static event Stall or static event Ferry crossing involved Ferry crossing involved

Go Bike star rating = GoBike star rating: 1 being easiest, 5 most challenging, based on distance, gradients, etc.

Where do you want to cycle to? Let us know of your suggestions for future cycle rides.

For other led cycle rides in the Glasgow area see
CyclingUK Glasgow,
Belles on Bikes Glasgow, Belles on Bikes Cumbernauld
while for the Edinburgh area see Cycling Edinburgh
and for Ayrshire see CyclingUK Ayrshire.
Mellow Velo organises rides across Central Scotland, and occasionally further afield.
Bike Events Scotland lists cycling-related events from all over Scotland.

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