Satnav Note: For driving, use G40 1AT for route-finding. For all other modes, use G1 5JZ.
Glasgow Green lies on National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 75, with direct links to routes 7, 753 and 756, and indirect links to routes 74 and 754. The quality of these routes varies considerably – from paved and traffic-free paths to dirt tracks and on-road signed routes. NB: Some sections are not suitable for younger/less confident riders. Please refer to the Sustrans NCN pages for further advice. Alternatively, consider using a dedicated cycle route-finding tool such as CycleStreets.
Details of feeder rides going to Glasgow Green are still being added – if you want to run your own, please do! Tell us the details and we’ll add it here.
Glasgow City Council’s MACH bike hire scheme – operated by nextbike – allows short-term hire of bikes from approximately 30 stations around the city. There are 200 free 5-hour nextbike hires available – email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “POP2017” to get your hire code. Thank you to nextbike for making these available especially for PoP Glasgow!
- From Al-Meezan – meet at Al-Meezan House at 11:30 for a beginner-friendly feeder ride that will get everyone safely to Glasgow Green in time for the start.
- From Bowling – meet next to Magic Cycles at 10 am – route largely follows NCN 7 to meet up with the Victoria Park feeder ride at the Riverside Museum at 11:45. More details (Facebook event page)
- From Drumchapel – meet at Drumchapel Sports Centre for a 10:30 start – will be joining up with the Kelvingrove Park feeder ride. More details (Facebook event page)
- From Edinburgh – Meet 8 am (note new time) at Cramond Brig (the old bridge) for a medium paced ride via Linlithgow, Avonbridge & Airdrie. Pace as per the slowest rider with enough time for steady ride and hopefully lunch before the 1pm departure from Glasgow Green. More details here. Facebook event page here.
- From Glasgow Caledonian University – meet at the Arc Gym at 12 noon to ride down to Glasgow Green. More details (Facebook event page)
- From Kelvingrove Park – meet at the big fountain for 11:30 for an 11:45 departure. A family-friendly ride via the West City Way and then the Clyde, on a mixture of quiet roads, shared cycle/footway and protected cycle paths. We’ll cycle at a slow children-friendly pace. More details here (Google doc) and here (Facebook event page).
- From Paisley – meet in front of the Renfrewshire Council buildings at 10.30 for a 10.45 departure, going via Huntershill, Hawkshead, Leverndale, Ross Hall and Crookston to Pollok Park. This will be a slow paced family-friendly ride on a mixture of off road shared cycleway and quiet road, with some signalled crossings of major roads. More details (Facebook event page)
- From Pollok Park via Pollokshields – meet outside the Burrell Collection building at 11:15 for an 11:30 departure. A family-friendly ride via the South West City Way (12.00 at Shields Road) on a mixture of quiet roads, shared cycle/footway and protected cycle lanes. We’ll go at a slow pace so everyone will be able to keep up. More details (Facebook event page). Route map: https://goo.gl/maps/6MGFKFT2gXF2
- From Rutherglen – meet at CamGlenBikeTown at 12 noon. More details (meetup event).
- From Springburn Park – meet at Springburn Winter Gardens at 11:30 am for a family friendly ride on quiet roads. More details
- From Strathbungo – meet at 11.45 am at Shields Rd/Nithsdale Rd junction and then join up with the Pollok Park feeder ride. Families welcome – ride will be slow paced with pauses to take photos of non-existent links to existing routes. More details
- From Victoria Park – meet inside Jubilee Gates, Victoria Park Drive North entrance at 11am for an 11:15 start, going via the Riverside Museum to meet up with the Bowling ride. Family friendly and almost entirely traffic free. Route. More details (Facebook event page).
For timetable information, visit the ScotRail website – specific advice on travelling with a bike can be found here. The closest accessible train stations to Glasgow Green are Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central. Both are approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the gathering point. People requiring special assistance should contact Scotrail to book, at least 4 hours before the intended departure time.
High-level Services: Coming from the North and East, trains from Stirlingshire, Edinburgh and the Lothians terminate at Queen Street. From the South and West, trains from Paisley, Ayrshire and Inverclyde alight at Central. Limited dedicated bike spaces are available on the main Glasgow-Edinburgh service and can be reserved when booking your journey.
Low-level Services: Services from Balloch, Dalmuir, Milngavie, and Larkhall, Motherwell and Hamilton alight at Central Low Level (platforms 16 & 17). Services from Helensburgh and Edinburgh via Bathgate and Airdrie alight at Queen Street Low Level (platforms 8 & 9). Space for bikes varies by service, with most being at the guard’s discretion on a first-come, first-served basis.
Intercity bus services to Buchanan St Bus Station – refer to the Citylink website for timetable and booking information. People who require special assistance are advised to call CityLink directly – no less than 36 hours before intended travel. Note: Citylink will only carry cycles in boxes or bags.
From the South and East, westbound via M74: Follow signs for Glasgow, then Glasgow South East. Come off the motorway at Junction 1A Polmadie and turn right at the first set of traffic lights onto the A728 Polmadie Road. Drive under the motorway bridge and take the 2nd right onto A728 Rutherglen Road. Take the left fork onto A728 Shawfield Drive/Clyde Gateway, crossing the bridge over the River Clyde and then take a left at the junction onto A749 Newhall Street. Continue along the A749/A74 for approximately half a mile. The eastern section of Glasgow Green will be on left.
From the South and West, eastbound via M8/M77: Follow signs for Glasgow, then M74 Carlisle. Hang right to merge onto M74 at Junction 1 Carlisle. Leave the motorway at Junction 1A Polmadie and turn left onto A728 Polmadie Road at the traffic lights. Take the next right onto A728 Rutherglen Road. Take the left fork onto A728 Shawfield Drive/Clyde Gateway, crossing the bridge over the River Clyde and then take a left at the junction onto A749 Newhall Street. Continue along the A749/A74 for approximately half a mile. The eastern section of Glasgow Green will be the left.
From the North and East westbound via M8/M80: Follow signs for Glasgow, then City Centre. Take the slip road at Junction 15 Cathedral/Glasgow Cross onto the A803. Follow the gyratory along Stirling Road then take a left at the junction with Cathedral Street, followed by a right at the junction with A8 Castle Street. Continue down the A8 High Street/Saltmarket for approximately one mile. Glasgow Green will be on the left.