This ride will head through the West End to join the Forth & Clyde Canal at Maryhill. However, we will then leave the canal and visit Bearsden and the Garscadden Woods. We will see a former Roman fort in Clydebank before our lunch stop in Bowling. We will return into Clydebank, passing a lighthouse on the way, then we’ll take a look at the Clydebank waterfront development. After that, we will see the finished cycle route to the Knightswood Park BMX centre, and return back to the West End.
30 miles, including some off-road woodland paths with short but steep climbs..
Meet 10am at the pagoda at the North end of the Bell’s Bridge.
Rides are generally around 30-40 miles in length, although winter rides are shorter. Rides start at 10am all year round. Often there is the option to return by train for a shorter ride. A lunch break is usually taken in a suitable pub or café en route, although you are welcome to bring your own picnic if you wish. Rides are usually on tarmac surfaces (road or path) and suitable for most types of bikes, e.g. tourer, racer, hybrid, mountain bike, but will occasionally feature sections of route on rougher paths or tracks – see ride descriptions for details.
GoBike rides are social rides for GoBike members, and are not a club run. We would ask that anyone coming along adheres to the rules of the road, rides no more than two abreast, and takes the safety of other riders around them into account when cycling.
Ride on paths (cycle paths, paths in parks, etc) / Ride on quiet roads (residential streets, country lanes) / Ride on canal towpaths / Ride on rough tracks (farm or forest tracks, unmade paths, etc)
Significant hill climbing.
Please note that rides are subject to alteration/cancellation due to the weather.
For more GoBike rides see our other Facebook events pages or our Cycle Rides section on our website: http://www.gobike.org/