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Glasgow Westend to Stirling via Drymen Cycle Route



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Cycle Route Details
Route NameGlasgow Westend to Stirling via Drymen
Distance : miles (km)38.48  (61.93)
Duration(hh:mm)03:48
Difficulty
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Cycle Route Location
CountryScotland
Town/CityGlasgow
County/RegionGlasgow
Start LocationGlasgow St Georges Cross
End LocationStirling train station
Cycle Steps
This is an undulating road route, mainly on A roads, with a suggested train ride from Stirling back to Glasgow.
The route starts with a gentle uphill ride, for the first 10.5 miles, out through the West End and Bearsden. Between this and the 16 mile mark there is a pleasant downhill section, once you're into the country. From the 16 mile mark the terrain goes up and down again until around the 28 mile mark. It then goes flat to very slightly downhill all the way to the 37 mile mark, when you head into Stirling. The last flat section is a good spin on fairly straight roads. Overall the route has 350m of climbing and 360m of descent.

If you get to Drymen and your legs aren't going to make it to Stirling, you can always bail out, down the A811 to Balloch, and get a train back to Glasgow.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Between Drymen and Stirling there are one or two shops and garages, but one shop was "cycles outside" only (no chance!) and the garages seem to have fairly limited opening hours.

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Your comments?
posted by:Billy RussellRating : difficult :
Did this route in reverse yesterday - starting at Stirling Uni and finishing at Queen Street Station. First 26 miles or so out past Drymen were perfect with a nice easterly tail wind helping maintain a 27-29 mph pace for long sections. (22.7 ave)

Roads around Arnprior, Buchlyvie etc were a bit on the rough side so really need to keep an eye on what's behind you as there were quite a few last second swerves to avoid cracks and potholes. Next stage, heading into Glasgow was a whole different story with more of a cross/head wind but still hugely enjoyable with plenty of undulations to keep the legs busy.

42.5 miles in 2 hours 20 minutes followed by a well deserved pint in Queen street station.

posted by:Billy RussellRating : difficult :
Did this route in reverse yesterday - starting at Stirling Uni and finishing at Queen Street Station. First 26 miles or so out past Drymen were perfect with a nice easterly tail wind helping maintain a 27-29 mph pace for long sections. (22.7 ave)

Roads around Arnprior, Buchlyvie etc were a bit on the rough side so really need to keep an eye on what's behind you as there were quite a few last second swerves to avoid cracks and potholes.

Next stage, heading into Glasgow was a whole different story with more of a cross/head wind but still hugely enjoyable with plenty of undulations to keep the legs busy. 42.5 miles in 2 hours 20 minutes followed by a well deserved pint in Queen street station.


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