Visit to Campsie Glen

Sunday 10th August 2014 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Queen Margaret Drive at Botanic Gardens side entrance G12 8DH
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
3 hours 30 mins  (2 hours 30 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Suitable for Child Trailers
Accessible Route Accessible routes have been British Cycling assessed, with guidance from disability charities - meaning they are suitable for the majority of adaptive bikes. The route will have no or low levels of traffic, there will be plenty of space and will have a good surface throughout
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Glasgow

You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.

An undulating 27 mile route from the Botanic Gardens on Queen Margaret Drive, out through Maryhill and the suburbs of Bearsden and Milngavie to a climb over the moor to Strathblane. Then west through pleasant rolling farmland at the the foot of the Campsie Fells to Lennoxtown before heading back south to Torrance and east towards Bearsden and into Milngavie. All before we head back for a well earned cup of tea!


Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Car Parking
Yes, at surrounding streets
Nearest Train Station
Partick Train Station, 2 miles  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Botanic Gardens, side entrance on right  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Paul Middleton
    Paul Middleton This is my 6th year as a Ride leader and Cycling has been one of my main sporting passions, along with snowboarding and football. Having been introduced to cycling by my brother-in-law who was a Commonwealth track and road rider, he was a good teacher. Having cycled in many Locations both in the UK and Europe ,this has given me some great memories and the chance to meet some great folk. Cycling for me now is the commute to work, going out with friends at the weekend and sportive rides. Here's to another great year with Sky and British Cycling, and I look foward to seeing you all on a Sky Ride soon.
  • Andrew Williams
    Andrew Williams Hi, I'm Andrew I'm a bit of a cycling geek ;o) looking forward to some great Skyrides :o) i've raced road bikes, mountain bikes and even cyclo-cross, i was rubbish at them all, but the taking part was great fun :o) erm... what more can i say except! see you on a Skyride soon :o)
  • Alan Walker
    Alan Walker Hi welcome to skyride. How long have I been cycling, well even my first adult bike was in black and white. As sometimes happens i drifted in and out of cycling having started again about 7 years ago although my 2 wheeled passion continued with motorbikes. I extended my cycle training activities last year by completing a trail cycle leader course as well as a Cycle Scotland bike tutor qualification. As one of the planning team apart from being a ride leader I can be blamed for setting out some of the routes in Glasgow. I did the ones you like and other people did the ones you don't like. The skyride programme is a great opportunity for participants to discover new routes which they can later ride on their own, learn some useful skills like the M check and make new friends with a shared interest in cycling. Not everyone wants to join a bike club but most people enjoy riding their bikes so dust of that old thing in the corner of the shed--no, not your husband-- buy that new bike you have been promising yourself, or borrow a bike and get yourself on a local or city skyride. Bring a friend and you might earn some rewards as well as have a great time.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Ian Mackinnon Thursday 3rd November Busy busy road out and back
  • David Fettes Tuesday 1st November
  • Edmund McFadyen Sunday 23rd October I enjoy this ride very much. The motorists on Balmore Road don't like cyclists, though.
  • james mcdonald Sunday 2nd October

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