I was disappointed by recent unbalanced coverage of Glasgow City Council proposals to develop North East Active Travel Routes (NEATR) in the Springburn area. Glasgow Times reported on a local group, supported by two Labour councillors, which was opposed to the plans. The reporting focused on cycle lanes on Wallacewell Road (ironically, championed by a previous Labour councillor). However, it ignored the wider plans for the area.
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.
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.
Yes, this month’s ride will be easy on the legs coming back, with an interesting tour on the way out to Cathkin Braes. Andy, as usual, will be leading the ride and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. See: www.gobike.org/about-us/cycle-rides for further information. We meet at 10:00 just to the east of the north end of Bell’s Bridge.
From Lambhill Stables to the delights of Drumchapel we will be exploring the parks and open spaces of the north and west of the city. Always something to surprise on these rides, see www.gobike.org/about-us/cycle-rides for full details.
Meet 10:00 at the north end of Bell’s Bridge, SEC.
Meet 10am Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow. We will cut across the south side of Glasgow to Rutherglen. We’ll pass through Overtoun Park then continue across town to the Cuningar Loop Woodland Park. After that, we will return to Glasgow Green and the riverside through Dalmarnock. The ride is around 12 miles long, so will finish before lunchtime.