The ride starts from the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green on Saturdays at 0930 .
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 :http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/358815009/
Ride leader is Peter Hayman 07720 844222
A moderate paced, moderate distance ride with moderate hills.
My current plan is go from Clarkston Station, through Eaglesham, past Whitelee Windfarm and onto Stewarton for a cafe stop. We will return initially along the B769 but then hit the back lanes to take us to Neilston. From Neilston the back lanes and quiet roads will take us to Newton Mearns and thence back to Clarkston.
Total distance will be 33 miles with about 2440ft of climbing (OK, maybe a bit more than a moderate amount of climbing). My planned route is here
I hope to keep the riding pace from 12-15mph but as with all CTC rides we stop to regroup at hill-tops and junctions to make sure that no-one is lost and everyone is OK.
The weather this winter has been pretty poor for cycling so please check here the night before for confirmation that the ride is still on.
Note that we will wait for the 10:18am train from Central (arriving 10:37) before setting off.
Let me know if you have any questions. All being well, I hope to see you.