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NCN75 Glasgow to Airdrie Cycle Route



Scotland > Glasgow > Bells Bridge, Glasgow
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameNCN75 Glasgow to Airdrie
Distance : miles (km)21.9  (35.24)
Duration(hh:mm)02:00
Difficulty
Posted ByMurray Barnes
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
CountryScotland
Town/CityBells Bridge, Glasgow
County/RegionGlasgow
Start LocationBells Bridge, Glasgow
End LocationDrumgelloch Railway Station, Airdrie
Cycle Steps
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
Your comments?
posted by:Tommy bRating : 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.


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