For our first Consultation Digest of 2019, we have the details for the South City Way to reach across the Clyde, the promise of segregated cycle lanes on Byres Road and a great reach out to some news from Helensburgh and Motherwell. Lots, lots more in this mega-issue as desks were cleared for the end of 2018 and Glasgow, certainly, ups its game. Even Pollok Park gets a mention, so do read on.
For the 2019 New Year Infrastructure ride we will take a look at some of the recently build cycle infrastructure in the city, including the brand new South City Way. We will start by traversing the West City Way, cross the city centre via means of various pieces of cycle infrastructure, then head south of the river to Queen’s Park. We will then return north to the riverside, so taking in the South City Way in both directions! We will then turn our attention to the South West City Way and complete a figure of eight before finishing in time for lunch.
For our final ride of the year we will take a trip crossing all of the bridges across the River Clyde within Glasgow (except of course for the motorway and railway bridges). Once this has been accomplished, we’ll return back into the city along the Clyde Walkway.
This ride will take in the East Dunbartonshire countryside around Balmore and Baldernock, but on the way out of the city we will see a couple of contrasting housing developments, both of which include cycle paths. The return will be via the Bears Way and Kelvin Walkway, arriving back in Glasgow in time for lunch. 20 miles, with a short length of unsurfaced path between Cadder and Balmore and a couple of short lengths on busy main roads. Continue reading “GoBike Ride – Baldernock Loop – Sunday 4th November”
Sunday 2 September – Palacerigg Country Park and so much more!
The route of this ride will take us out to Palacerigg Country Park via Hogganfield Park and Luggiebank on the edge of Cumbernauld. On the return journey, we will head south through Plains to use the new M8 motorway cycle path between Eurocentral and Baillieston, before heading into Glasgow potentially along London Road. There will also be some unsurfaced country paths along the way. Around 40 miles. Continue reading “GoBike Ride to Palacerigg Country Park and so much more! – Sunday 2nd September”
Join us once again for our monthly bike ride this month south eastwards, to Lanark.
This ride will take us out of Glasgow through Rutherglen and Cambuslang along a back road to Blantyre and Hamilton, then join NCN 74 to reach our lunch stop at Chatelherault Country Park. After lunch we will continue along NCN 74 through Larkhall and Lesmahagow as far as Happendon. We will then make our way over to Lanark for a train back to Glasgow. 45 miles including a selection of the good, the bad and the ugly of South Lanarkshire cycle infrastructure. Continue reading “GoBike Ride to Lesmahagow and Lanark – Sunday 5th August”
On Wednesday 27th June 2018, GoBike committee member Calum Cook met Soryia Siddique, one of the Labour councillors for Southside Central ward to take her a tour of the cycling infrastructure in her local area.
Join us once again for our monthly bike ride this month to the sunny 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, including using an award-winning level crossing. There will be options to return by train from Kilwinning, West Kilbride or Largs, and some adventurous riders may even continue over the hill back towards Glasgow. 50 miles to Largs, with options for returning by train from various stations before then.Continue reading “GoBike Ride to the North Ayrshire Coast – Sunday 1st July”
If our current glorious weather continues, this coming month’s GoBike ride is set to be a stunner, as we head north out of the city, to 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, with a rough section of track near Blanefield. Continue reading “GoBike Ride to Strathblane and Killearn – Sunday 3rd June”
Ziya Kocabiyik, originally from Turkey, but currently living in Chelmsford, near London, is a member of Amnesty International and has set off today, 04 May, to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, to raise awareness of human rights issues in Turkey. When he arrives just south of Glasgow next Wednesday, 09 May, Ziya will be met in Hamilton by GoBike and Amnesty member, Jimmy Keenan, with whom he will be staying the night, in Uddingston, before cycling the 130 miles to Fort William on the 10th.