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.
Buddy bike rides
Rides organised by our social network for cyclists
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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 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.
Clydebank BMX Track
Located on Onslow Road in Clydebank this facility is home to the Western Titans BMX Club.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.