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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||NCN75 Glasgow to Airdrie|
|Distance : miles (km)||21.9 (35.24)|
|Posted By||Murray Barnes|
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|Most difficult part of this route is working out where it is. For a sustrans route, it is particularly badly signposted. The two places I got lost were in Uddingston (There's the cycle route, and a cycle path at a roundabout. The cycle route does not follow the cycle path, instead it turns left) and in coatbridge (follow the dual carriageway to the right, then follow the road down under the railway, and the route continues on the left). It has its nice moments, I had no idea the river Clyde was that nice. I probably wouldn't do this route again though, as there was far too much broken glass|
|Near By Cycle Shops|
|The Cycle Shop|
|Baxter Bros Ltd|
|Bikes and Buggies|
|Billy Bilsland Cycles|
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|Belles on Bikes|
|Glasgow Bike Club|
|Glasgow Greens CC|
|Glasgow Road Cycling Meetup|
|Mountain Bike Glasgow Meetup|
|posted by:Tommy b||Rating :||difficult :|
|My buddy and I did this route (NCN 75) a couple of times in 2006. (Gourock to Leith.) |
Same problems experienced on the Glasgow - Airdrie stretch. However, shame you hadn't kept going, a mile or so out of Airdrie as the glass problem is much less and the route through to Edinburgh is a generally an increasing pleasure to cycle on.
We had about 3 punctures last time, which led us to buy puncture-less tyres. These have served us very well.
NB: The Glasgow - Loch Lomond cycleway has the same glass problems starting at the Town centre through to Yoker. Clydebank onwards has generally much less of a glass problem to contend with but it changes, especially during school holidays.