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.Continue reading “Sunday 06 August: GoBike cycle to Dumbarton”
A bumper GoBike weekend is coming up, with the delayed GoBike AGM on Saturday at the Pearce Institute in Govan and then our ride on Sunday.Continue reading “Our June ride is to Kilmacolm and Greenock”
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.
A total of 12 people joined Andy on the Infrastructure Ride to the East, braving the sunshine and seeing many different types and conditions of infrastructure in the east of Glasgow.
The overall verdict? Improving, but could do better, much better. Let’s start with some good infrastructure:Continue reading “GoBike ride to the East – the verdict”
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.
See https://www.gobike.org/about-us/cycle-rides for further details of the GoBike rides, which are led by Andy Preece, with always something new to see.
What’s wrong with the header photo for this blog or the picture below? It’s of a Glasgow City Council advert on the side of a bus, photographed at Anniesland Cross by GoBike member Euan. To be exact, what’s wrong with it apart from the instant-gut response it provokes that cycling must be incredibly dangerous? Read on for an analysis of junction design, and just what it is about them that attracts injuries, by GoBike committee member, Brenda.Continue reading “Junctions: the bad, the downright dangerous – and the good.”
Cycling around the city reminds us that GoBike supported the proposed ban on pavement parking in Scotland and we supported the Deposit Return Scheme to, hopefully, get some of the glass off our streets. We’ve done a check and have updates for you, see Section 3, though the news could be better, plus updates from north, west and south of Glasgow and Motherwell. Do read on.Continue reading “Consultation Digest Issue 65, 21 July 2020: What’s happened to Pavement Parking? Proposals approved but not enacted! Plus a request to contribute to the Streets for All Glasgow Commonplace Map, and more.”
GoBike welcomes Glasgow City Council’s announcement that they are going to be making improvements to enable people walking, wheeling and cycling to keep at a safe distance in the city.
The creation of temporary cycle lanes has been rolled out by many cities over the world, in response to Covid-19. It is heartening to see that Scotland’s main cities are following suit.Continue reading “#Spacefordistancing Has Just Got Real”