- Posted by Eve McStravick
- On March 15, 2021
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- Belfast, Bike tours, Bikes, City Break, Glasgow, Mountain biking, Short Break, Sightseeing tours, Travel
Cycling in Glasgow
Getting around Glasgow by bicycle is an increasingly popular, convenient and fun way of travelling. The city’s cycle hire and bike facilities all provide a great way of exploring the city. Did you know Glasgow and Scotland have been chosen to host the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships?
There are so many cycle routes connecting Glasgow and the surrounding areas. We have highlighted some of the most popular cycling routes around Glasgow to get you prepared for your trip there:
National Cycle Route 75 – This is a flat path across the length of Scotland’s Central Belt, which takes you through the heart of Glasgow. It links Gourock and Greenock in Inverclyde to Coatbridge and Caldercruix in North Lanarkshire. Explore Glasgow’s architecture and exciting cultural scene, or take a family-friendly journey on the quiet, traffic-free paths to the east and west of the city.
National Route 7 – Approaching Glasgow from the south, this route connects Lochwinnoch, Johnstone and Paisley in Renfrewshire to Scotland’s largest city. It takes you along the mainly traffic-free Lochwinnoch Loop Line railway path and the Paisley & Clyde Railway Path. North of the River Clyde, National Cycle Network Route 7 is a scenic, mostly traffic-free link between Glasgow’s West End and Balloch in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Glasgow to Uddingston – This is a traffic free, quite flat and well signposted route which is great for all ages including families and those who enjoy a leisurely pedal. The route begins from the city centre’s, Glasgow Green park it follows the winding path of the north bank of the River Clyde east past Rutherglen and Cambuslang. This is followed by a few on-road sections to Uddingston, which some users should be aware of. It has plenty of places for a bite to eat and a juice, while Bothwell Castle is close by.
Glasgow to Loch Lomond – This is another 21 mile traffic-free, flat cycle path taking you towards the Clyde canal towpath. It passes places such as Bowling and Dumbarton and you can continue on towards Balloch, a picturesque town situated on the south bank of Loch Lomond. While it might be quite a long route for some, there’s definitely a great reward in the feeling that you have cycled from a city centre to an iconic natural landmark like Loch Lomond!
A Glasgow bike tour is a great way to explore the city, to see its tourist attractions and to uncover some of its hidden gems.
Glasgow City Sightseeing Tour – This 3 hour tour sets off from the Drygate (one of Glasgow’s best thriving micro-breweries), and heads towards the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green, before cycling along the Clyde Water front, surrounded by old architecture and beautiful Victorian sandstone buildings. It then passes Glasgow’s chic West-end and Glasgow University, following beautiful waterways and cultural highlights, before returning to Glasgow’s historical centre at Glasgow Cathedral and the scene of the Battle o’ the Bell o’ the Brae. 9 miles later the end of the tour see’s Glasgow’s East End, where you can treat yourself to craft beer, wine, whisky and great food.
Cost: £39 per person – Students/U25’s £29 – £22 per child/U16’s
Bring your own bike and get £5 off (REMEMBER you can take your own bike on board with HANNON Coach)
On board HANNON Coach we can accommodate bikes. Bikes must be stored in the hold of the coach. It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that bicycles are loaded securely into the hold. We do require pre-notification if you intend to bring your bike on board.
To organise this phone 028 9265 0700.
Belfast – Glasgow Express £39 each way
• Family friendly service
• Convenient pick up and drop off times
• Our services are back up and running with a new timetable. Keeping our customers and staff safe is our number one priority.
• We have put in place a range of new safety measures to keep you safe when travelling on our coaches