Cycling

Encouraging Cycling

Glasgow City Council is developing the Glasgow Cycle Network that comprises 301km of identified routes.

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Glasgow Launches Cycle Hire Scheme

400 bikes will be available for public hire at 31 locations across the city with additional temporary sites at six Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games venues.

Further information on the MACH Scheme.


Cathkin Braes Country Park Mountain Biking Circuit - In preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games a new track for mountain biking races has been built at Cathkin Braes Country Park

More information here: Cathkin Braes Country Park Mountain Bike Trails.

PLEASE NOTE: In the lead up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games a significant amount of preparation is ongoing within the park. The mountain bike course will be closed from Thursday 24th of July until Wednesday 30th of July, out-with these dates the trail shall remain open, however please exercise caution as games operations may be on or near the course.

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Glasgow Cycle Network
The network currently includes over 200km of routes and is constantly being worked on to improve and extend the available routes. To help cater for all standards of cyclists, the network includes:

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  • cycle lanes on the carriageway
  • off-road cycle tracks
  • designated routes in parks
  • signalled crossings at main roads
  • quality bus corridors
  • advanced stop lines at traffic signals
  • traffic calmed or lightly trafficked streets

Download Leaflets

Leisure Guides

Commuter Guides

Mountain Bike Guides 

To help the people of Glasgow who wish to cycle for pleasure, to work or to school, Glasgow City Council has produced a selection of cycle leaflets These leaflets cover both the extensive commuter routes throughout the city and also long distance routes that provide access to the countryside.To obtain copies of the above leaflets please phone Glasgow's cycling information line on or email

Route Maps

To help the people of Glasgow who wish to cycle for pleasure, to work or to school, Glasgow City Council has produced a selection of cycle leaflets

These leaflets cover both the extensive commuter routes throughout the city and also long distance routes that provide access to the countryside.

To obtain copies of the above leaflets please phone Glasgow's cycling information line on 0141 287 9171 or email les@glasgow.gov.uk or write to:

or write to:

Land and Environmental Services
Cycle Unit
231 George Street
Glasgow
G1 1RX

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Glasgow's Strategic Plan for Cycling - 2010 to 2020

pdf icon Glasgow's Strategic Cycle Plan [95kb] - 2010 to 2020 Glasgow recognises that cycling has an important role in contributing to the health and wellbeing of those who live, work and visit the city - this plan will give you an indepth look at how we intend to make Cycling the biggest participation activity in the City by 2020.


Roads and Lighting Faults

RALF is a fault reporting system set up to enable you to quickly and easily report defects and hazards affecting the following:

  • roads
  • pavements
  • street lighting
  • cycleways

Report a fault using RALF


Useful Links

Cycling Scotland
Scottish Cycling
Sustrans
Scottish Executive Choose Another Way Campaign
Cyclists' Touring Club