It has been some time since we did a circular ride all around Glasgow. We will start by heading through the West End, then use the Clyde Tunnel cycle tunnel to reach Govan, and from there we will head across the South Side to reach Glasgow Green.
This ride will see us meeting, as usual, near the north end of Bell’s Bridge at 10:00 and then only going (to) Halfway! We will head along the riverside to Glasgow Green, then onto the recently upgraded East City Way through Parkhead.
On recent GoBike rides (first Sunday of each month) we have called in to see progress on the construction of this bridge, which will link Govan and Partick. Yesterday morning (Saturday 14 October) as two of us cycled out to Bowling, we noted the appearance of a yellow crane.
This coming Sunday we will head out through Glasgow’s South Side, including Pollok Park, to Darnley, then climb up to the reservoirs between Newton Mearns and Barrhead. Our ride will then continue into Barrhead and return to Glasgow through Pollok, ending up in Govan to see progress on the new bridge to Partick.
Join us on Sunday when we will head out of Glasgow along the Loch Lomond Railway Path, but only as far as Dumbarton. After the lunch stop at the café in the park there will be a tour around the Dumbarton area to see some of the local attractions, including views up and down the River Clyde, looking over towards the castle, and passing by Strathleven House, before rejoining the cycle route to return to Glasgow.
Whether you spend this Saturday watching an expensive event taking place in London, walking through Glasgow on the All Under One Banner Independence March or doing whatever takes your fancy, Sunday will be a good time to explore somewhere new on your bike.