Sunday 02 October, cycle to Baldernock (where’s that?)

Baldernock Loop

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.

First GoBike ride of the autumn, Sunday 04 September, to Waterfoot and Thorntonhall.

dual carriageway by Thorntonhall

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.

View of Castlemilk Dr

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.

Contraflow Cycling: Open letter to Glasgow City Council and Police Scotland

Cyclist stopped in front of No Entry signs on a residential street with parked cars down one side

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.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 104, 20 January 2022

Ardrossan Connections illustration

Let’s go round again.

A repeat consultation for Pollok and next steps at an Ayrshire harbour (in time for Burns Night). Also, South Lanarkshire’s Ayr Road (A70) pops up again.

After criticism of Spaces for People measures in South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire, now East Renfrewshire‘s Ayr Road (A77) completes the hat-trick.

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