Join us on Sunday and find out just where it is, and think back to the days of campaigning for the Bears Way! This ride will head out into the countryside to the north of Glasgow, heading out via Woodside, Possilpark and Bishopbriggs to reach the canal at Cadder, before crossing the River Kelvin to Balmore. From Baldernock, we will continue to Milngavie, and ride the Bears Way path to Hillfoot. After that, we will continue on a mix of major and minor roads to reach the Garscube Estate and Forth & Clyde Canal around lunchtime.
20 miles, one unsealed path, some climbing in the Baldernock area, mostly on road, including Milngavie Road at the end of the Bears Way.
Meet 10am at the north end of Bell’s Bridge, Congress Road, Glasgow. See here for more information on our rides.
Yes, it will be September tomorrow, but let’s hope this good weather lasts until the weekend. We’ll be doing a tour through some very varied parts of the south of the city and its outskirts, with a wee bit of climbing, but back in the city after 20 miles in time for lunch.
Meet at the north end of Bell’s Bridge for 10:00 on Sunday 03 September and see further details of this and forthcoming rides here.
We will head southwest out of Glasgow, passing through Bellahouston and Pollok. We will pick up paths alongside the Levern Water and follow these into Barrhead. Then we’ll climb up the hill out of the town, before ending up at the Gleniffer Braes.
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.
Glasgow City Council’s adoption of its new Active Travel Strategy is a great step towards making the city’s streets safe and inviting for vulnerable road users, and GoBike warmly welcomes it.
Adopting the strategy can only be a starting point. For years, the way Glasgow City Council and Police Scotland have dealt with proposals for contraflow cycling has made cycling less inviting as a travel choice.
Contraflow cycling (exempting cycles from one-way restrictions, see endnote) is safe.
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.
In my nearly 20 years of policy work, I’ve never known a time where there have been so many major consultations live at the same time. It’s time to get busy – plus there’s the local elections on 5 May, now less than 100 days away.