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Cycling in Glasgow

Glasgow is a great place to cycle, and now there are even more opportunities to get out and about on your bike in the area.

Find out more about rides coming up in Glasgow here, and see the tabs below for other cycling opportunities.

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Try a local ride in Glasgow

Try a local ride in Glasgow

Whitelee Windfarm Off Road Leisure Loop

Sunday 3rd August 2014 at 10.00am (Glasgow) Book Now
Steady If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way.
Anyone
60 mins

Visit to Campsie Glen

Sunday 10th August 2014 at 10.00am (Glasgow) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
150 mins

Glasgow Green Ride

Sunday 10th August 2014 at 2.00pm (Glasgow) Book Now
Easygoing Not cycled for a while and looking for an easy way to get back in the saddle? Fancy a fun way to get your friends or kids riding?  Easygoing rides are great for all abilities and ages, taking place along relaxed, mostly traffic-free routes.
Anyone
60 mins

Jaunt to Cathkin Braes

Sunday 10th August 2014 at 2.00pm (Glasgow) Book Now
Steady If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way.
8+ (children 8-15 with adult)
105 mins

River Clyde Ride

Sunday 17th August 2014 at 2.00pm (Glasgow) Book Now
Easygoing Not cycled for a while and looking for an easy way to get back in the saddle? Fancy a fun way to get your friends or kids riding?  Easygoing rides are great for all abilities and ages, taking place along relaxed, mostly traffic-free routes.
Anyone
60 mins

Clubs

Cycling clubs

British Cycling can help you find a club that’s right for you. Use the club finder link to find a club near you. There are some great cycling clubs in Glasgow who'll be happy for you to come along and ride with them, including:

Glasgow Wheelers
Contact: Thomas Banks 
thomas.banks@scottishcycling.org.uk 

Glasgow Riderz (a Go-Ride Club)
Contact: Edd Shackley
glasgowriderz@btinternet.com

Glasgow Nightingale CC (the oldest cycling club in Scotland!)
Contact: Roy Loughran
secretary@glasgownightingalecc.org.uk 

Facilities

Cycling facilities

Glasgow Mountain Bike Circuit

Located in Pollok Country Park, this circuit gives you a real mountain biking experience within Glasgow; there are routes to suit cyclists of all skills and experience. You can take a gentle ride, or tackle steep climbs and mountain terrain. Refreshments are available in either the Pollok House tearoom or restaurant. For further information regarding other park attractions and events, please contact the Countryside Ranger Service on 0141 276 0924 or check out the Glasgow Mountain Bike Circuit website

Cathkin Braes Country Park

Glasgow has some great mountain bike circuits in Cathkin Braes Country Park. Try out the venue that’s been chosen for the 2014 Commonwealth Games! The circuits cater for different levels of skills and experience from an introduction to mountain biking, to a serious challenge.

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is named after the most successful Olympian from Scotland and Great Britain. It's Scotland's first indoor velodrome and only the 4th in Britain. Find out more.

Emirates Arena

Click here for directions to the Emirates Arena

Clydebank BMX Track

Located on Onslow Road in Clydebank this facility is home to the Western Titans BMX Club.  

 

Training

Cycling training

Cycle training can make a huge difference to your enjoyment of bike riding, and what better place to do it than in the pleasant, traffic-free surroundings of Glasgow’s parks?

Cycling Scotland-accredited trainers can deliver a range of training from basic control skills through to on-road journey planning or introductory mountain biking. Training is available for groups or individuals from eight years of age through to adults.

Check the Cycling Scotland website for more details.

Where to ride

Where to cycle

The Glasgow Cycle Network of 375km of identified routes is being developed by Glasgow City Council – and there’s already over 200km of routes ready to explore. Check them out in the Fit for Life Cycle Map

To help the people of Glasgow who'd like to cycle to work or school, or for pleasure, Glasgow City Council has produced a selection of cycle leaflets. They cover city commuter routes and long distance rides into the countryside. To get hold of copies of these leaflets, just phone Glasgow’s cycling information line on 0141 287 9171 or email les@glasgow.gov.uk.

To find out more about Cycling in Glasgow visit Glasgow Life.