Further to Douglas’s messages please make sure you are at the fountain outside the Peoples’ Palace for 07:30 tomorrow, ie ready to leave from there at 07:30. We then need to move through to the departure point to leave there before 08:00.
The weather forecast is good – it should be a good day!
Go Bike is now preparing its response to this consultation. The proposals are designed to improve the bus service on this route. Our concerns, and the basis of our Objection, are:
- No consistent, overall policy for cycling has been used in drawing up these proposals.
- Advanced Stop Lines are proposed at some traffic lights but not all.
- At some junctions the Advanced Stop Lines only cover 1 lane, not both, of traffic, thus increasing the risk to cyclists when turning right.
- Cycle lanes exist in some parts, but not along the whole route.
- Although there are short sections of 24-hour bus lanes, which may also be used by cyclists, this is not the case along the whole route.
- No attempt has been made to improve the roundabout at the junction with Barrhead Road, to make it easier and safer for cyclists to negotiate.
If you wish to voice your concern about these proposals, please do so by Friday. If you object to the proposals, state clearly that you are submitting an objection.
Go Bike t-shirts, modelled here by Jeremy and Peter, wearing the “Regular fit” medium and large respectively and Tricia, wearing the “Lady fit” in medium, are now available to buy at:
Rig, 141 West Regent Street (city centre) and 22 Battlefield Road (southside) and
The Bike Station 65 Haugh Road
for £10, cash sales only please. Available in Lady fit sizes medium and large, Regular sizes small, medium, large and extra large.
Get yours now and wear for the Pedal for Scotland ride on Sunday 07 September.
Go Bikers, here’s how to communicate with Go Bike and other members / supporters.
Check out our website, www.gobike.org Information that Go Bike posts on here goes direct to our Facebook page and to our Twitter feed, @GoBikeGlasgow.
We also have a Facebook group; this is an open group where you can tell other members and supporters about bike events etc.
If you don’t wish to use Facebook then you can get in touch with other members and supporters via our yahoo e-mail group. If you are not a member of this group then go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gobike-news/info and follow the instructions to join. Once you are a member then e-mail your message to firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Go Bike, ie committee members, we have 3 e-mail addresses:
email@example.com – for campaigns and concerns about cycling,
firstname.lastname@example.org – for finance and membership queries
email@example.com – for general matters.
Go Bike will be at the launch of CamGlen Bike Town on Saturday 19th July between 11am and 4pm.
Bike Town is encouraging everyone to cycle to Cambuslang Park and add their bike to the Interactive Bike Tower sculpture which is 5m high and holds 40 bikes.
The sculpture is the creation of Scottish artist Rob Mulholland, who says “I wanted to involve as many local people in the project as possible and thought that it would be a great idea if people could cycle to the park and help us make the sculpture with their own bikes. My hope is that everyone who lends their bikes will see this as their artwork. It’s an opportunity for the whole community to get involved in a fun project.”
The Bike Town launch event will include:
• Free cycle bag for the first 100 who arrive on a bike and hang their bikes on the sculpture.
• Plus free refreshments for all who arrive by bike.
• Lots of prizes, freebies and giveaways.
• Free Dr Bike.
• Free Bling your Bike with Eilidh’s Box Bike.
• Free cycle maps.
• Entertainment and sounds provided by CamGlen Radio.
• GoBike will be there plus other stalls with cycling and community related information.
Enter by the main gate on Cairns Rd. Cambulang Park, Cambuslang, G72 8PZ
The sculpture will stay in place until 3pm on Sunday the 20th July.
Keep up to date with this event on the Facebook event page
More info on CamGlen Bike Town
Last year over 4000 people cycled from all over Scotland to loby the parliament for a cycle friendly Scotland.
Whilst there has been some improvement, there is much more that can be done.
Go Bike encourages all its members and supporters to travel to Edinburgh for this Pedal on Parliament event.
Saturday 26 April 2014 – Pedal on Parliament.
Meet 11.30am for 12 noon start, The Meadows, Edinburgh.
Glasgow Feeder Ride: Meet 7.15am for 7.30am prompt start, George Square (north side), Glasgow.
Go Bike is holding a special ride to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Note that the pace of this ride will be somewhat faster than our regular cycle rides and it will follow main roads rather that cycle routes or quiet routes. The aim is to arrive in Edinburgh before midday, in time for the Pedal on Parliament ride. Ride info is also on the cycle rides page
Glasgow Road Cycling Meetup (GRCM) are joining us for a 7.30 departure from George Sq. So far they have 15 riders signed up for this event, so we’ll form a large group. Last year we took around 4 hours to get to the Meadows from George Sq, going via the A89 & A8, with a coffee stop in Bathgate. Average speed 12.5mph.
Last year most of the GRCM riders cycled back to Glasgow. The A89/A8 route provides the option to get a train at many points along the way.
For those who prefer a later start, shorter ride or slower pace Belles on Bikes are getting a train to Linlithgow and cycling from there into Edinburgh.