So what are you waiting for… get on your bikes and go check them out, you’ve got nothing to lose, other than a few pounds all whilst doing your bit for the environment!
The South West City Way
This is Glasgow’s newest cycle route which connects Pollockshields in the south to the city centre over a distance of 2km. It passes attractions such as, Tramway, Scotland Street School Museum, the SSE Hydro and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It’s the perfect way to explore the city.
Clyde, Kelvin and Cafe Circular
This route takes in some local historical buildings, so you can marvel at the Victorian architecture and famous engineering of the bridges in Gasgow’s West End. Taking you along the banks of the Clyde and Kelvin through leafy Kelvinside, the route then loops back through to Dowanhill to Patrick. You can take a pit stop at the Siempre Bike Cafe and also have a mooch at the bike equipment there. A really popular route, suitable for all abilities.
Clyde and Loch Lomond Cycleway
This is an easy and well signposted route to follow, that allows you to start anywhere along the Clydebank heading east. It’s almost a totally traffic free route taking in parts of the disused rail track from Patrick to Yoker, taking in the towpath on the Forth and Clyde Canal, passing under the Erskine Bridge through to the Saltings Ecology Park into Dumbarton and on to stunning Loch Lomond.
Forth and Clyde canal path to Kirkintilloch
If you are a bit of a novice then this is a great traffic free, flat route that takes you from the centre of Glasgow out into the countryside. The canal path is part of the National Cycle network. You can start out from Speirs Wharf, accessed by following the signs to Forth and Clyde canal via Craighall Road or Garscube Road. From there follow the blue signs starting at Cowcaddens Subway Station which is around 15 km to Kirkintilloch, then if you’ve still got fuel in the tank you can cycle back, or if not, then catch the train from Lennie or Bishopbriggs stations.