Glasgow Mountain Bike Circuit

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Glasgow Mountain Bike Circuit

Located in Pollok Country Park, this circuit gives you a real mountain biking experience within Glasgow.

Mountain Bike Circuit has reopened following reinstatement works required from the storm damage .

Consultation - Cathkin Braes Country Park - Development of Mountain Biking Cathkin Braes Country Park has been selected as the venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain bike races. In preparation for this and to provide a permanent new facility, it is proposed to build a series of new trails within the country park. Cathkin consult Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

The Circuits
There are 3 individual circuits for riders of different skill levels. The circuits are joined in a manner that cyclists can seamlessly move onto the next level of circuit.

Mountain Bike - Green Circuit Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window The Green Circuit provides an ideal introduction to the feel of mountain biking. Whether you're looking for a gentle ride in the woods or a warm-up for the more challenging trails this is the place to start.
Mountain Bike - Blue Circuit Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window The Blue Circuit is a first step into steep terrain, varied surfaces and a chance to get your wheels off the ground. The blue route requires skill and concentration to get the best out of yourself and your bike.
Mountain Bike - Red Circuit Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window The Red Circuit gives a taste of the terrain you'll meet in the mountains. Not for the faint-hearted, the red circuit rewards smooth, accurate riding and will give you an opportunity to challenge your abilities and your nerve.


Support Facilities
Should you require the support of Country Park staff in an emergency, please report to the Old Stable Courtyard, beside the White Cart.

First Aid is available at this location during normal park operating hours.

Refreshments are available in either the Pollok House tearoom or restaurant.

For further information regarding other park attractions/events, please contact the Countryside Ranger Service on 0141 276 0924.

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Training
Cycle training can make a huge difference to your enjoyment of cycling, and what better place to do it than in the pleasant, traffic free surroundings of Glasgow's parks.

Cycling Scotland accredited trainers can deliver a range of training from basic control skills through to on-road journey planning or introductory mountain biking.

Training is available for groups or individuals from eight years of age through to adults.

Check the Cycling Scotland website for more details: www.cyclingscotland.org

Travel

  • Cycle - Pollok Country Park is an ideal place to visit by bike, being easily reached by Route 7 and 75 of the National Cycle Network, or by using the local link routes.
  • Rail - You can take your bike on the train to Pollokshaws West station on the Glasgow Central to Barrhead and East Kilbride lines, and the park is within 5 minutes ride of Shawlands and Pollokshaws East stations on the Cathcart Circle line.

Map

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image icon Glasgow Mountain Bike Circuit Location Map [66kb]


Further Information
Call Glasgow's cycling information line (0141) 287
9171 for a Fit for Life travel map or cycle route information.

Glasgow City Council
Land and Environmental Services

231 George Street

Glasgow

G1 1RX

Phone: 0141 287 9171

E-mail: les@glasgow.gov.uk