Saturday 28th May 0930 Peoples Palace Glasgow Green

The ride starts from the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green on Saturdays at 0930 .

Please see the meet-up site during inclement weather for latest information regarding the ride : CTC Glasgow Rides

The route goes out the old A8 dual carriageway to Coatbridge and then follows country roads around Glenboig to Muirhead and back on the NCN to Glasgow .

Ride time will be around 2 1/2 hours and total distance 24 miles . We occasionally extend the route to Condorrat for a coffee stop.

The route is here :Saturday Morning People’s Palace Run

Ride leader is Edmund Stewart 07907766797

Friday 3rd June 1230 Pollokshaws West Station to Ardrossan

This ride is primarily intended for folk going on the Arran weekend to get us to the Ardrossan ferry but anyone is welcome to join us.

For those going to Arran, this is just a reminder that folk are responsible for getting themselves to the bunkhouse on the evening of Friday 3rd June, but there will be a group ride from Glasgow to Ardrossan setting off from Pollokshaws West Station (near Pollok Park main entrance) at about 12:30 that afternoon. This will give us plenty of time to catch the 6:00pm ferry to Brodick (return tickets £7.50).

The route I am planning will largely be on off-road cycle routes and quiet roads, broadly following the route shown on this link : Ardrossan Ride. Total distance is 36 miles and the pace will be leisurely/moderate and there should be plenty of time for a cafe stop.

For those having to work the Friday afternoon, there is a train leaving Glasgow Central at 16:50 to connect with the 18:00 sailing; alternatively there is a later train at 19:15 to connect with the last sailing of the day at 20:30 https://www.calmac.co.uk/ardrossan-brodick-arran-ferry-summer-timetable. If you are coming later, please note that the bunkhouse is about 6 miles north so it may be getting dark(ish) by the time you get there.

Arran Circuit – Saturday 4th June Brodick 1040

CTC Glasgow are having a meet on Arran on the weekend of 3-5th June.

One of the rides we are doing is the circuit of Arran and all members [ and prospective members ] are invited .

The ferry leaves Ardrossan at 0945 arriving at 1040 in Brodick. The last ferry back is at 1920.

We will go clockwise round the island stopping for lunch.

Total distance is 56 miles with 1400m of climbing. This is a classic Scottish cycling route with fabulous views on a clear day.

The route is here : Arran Circuit

The aim is for a pace around 11-12mph.

Ride leader is Edmund Stewart 07907766797

Charity 100 mile Ride Sunday 12th June Larkhall Station 0900

John Leonard is leading a carefully planned circular 100 mile ride, to raise money for his grand daughter. In his own words…
“Kirstin, my 9 year old granddaughter has cerebral ataxia.
Ataxia is a neurological condition which affects balance, speech and co-ordination, currently there is no cure. Research to find a cure depends
entirely on private donations and fund raising events.

On the 12th June 2016 I will lead a CTC 100 miles circular cycle ride from Larkhall to raise funds for cerebral ataxia research.
My route can be viewed at : Cerebral Ataxia 100 mile route

I would be very grateful if you could please support this worthwhile cause by making a donation, no matter how small, to:Donate, or you can hand the donation to me and I will pass it on to the Just Giving fund for you.

Thank you”

John Leonard 01698 885237

John’s Flyer is here : John Leonard

Sunday 19th June Five Ferries Ride – Ardrossan [ time TBC ]

This ever popular route starts at Ardrossan proceeding to Wemyss Bay for the ferry to Rothesay and onwards to Rhubadoch and over to Colintraive. We continue to Portavadie and over to Tarbet. From there it is on to Claonaig then over to Lochranza and down to Brodick for the return ferry to Ardrossan.

The route is challenging with 5500ft of climbing and around 70 miles.

Route is here [ NB the distance on plotaroute includes the ferry routes and the total is not correct ] : Five Ferries Route

Ride leader is Martin Jamieson 07981 100017