Tue, 15 Jun|
South Side Green Spaces
An easy circular ride taking in some of the parks on Glasgow’s south side.
Time & Location
15 Jun 2021, 18:30 – 22:30
Glasgow, Bells Bridge, Glasgow, G3 8QT (https://what3words.com/still.layers.human) OS Grid Ref. NS568652
About the Event
This 14 mile distance event including 135 metres of ascent being led by Douglas is suitable for all levels of cyclist. If you have recently completed a 10 mile cycle ride, you should be well suited to complete the ride.
The event will mostly take place on quiet roads and established cycle paths. The ride will start out along the Clyde walkway through Glasgow Green, before crossing the river and taking in Toryglen Park, Queens Park, Pollok Park and finishing our circuit at the Festival Park, the site of the 1988 Garden Festival. We’ll stop at the Queens Park flagpole from where we can enjoy panoramic views across the city. We should be finished the ride before dark, but you may wish to bring lights to get home after the ride.
A map of the route including elevation can be viewed and downloaded at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35909210
IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL: If you register for an event and then are unable to attend, unfortunately it's not currently possible to cancel your place directly from our website event pages. Please contact us if you need to cancel as soon as possible so we can give someone else the opportunity to attend.
We ask that all riders respect social distancing guidelines wherever possible. We encourage riders to bring masks and hand sanitiser, just in case you need them before, during or after the event.
We know it can be nerve-racking joining a new group or event where you haven’t met anyone before… even for the most confident of people. We’ve all been in the same boat before, so we want to make everyone feel welcome. If you’d appreciate chatting someone before the event or having a buddy to meet you prior to going to the start point, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘request a buddy’.
Pace of the ride
The purpose of the ride is to get some easy exercise at a moderate pace while being able to socialise in a relaxed environment. We will regularly stop to allow people to catch up. We never leave people behind.
Terrain and potential hazards
This bike ride event will be travelling on a mixture of quiet roads and traffic-free paved cycle way, but we will try to stick to the roads with least traffic. Hazards you may need to watch out for include a few intersections with main roads. The traffic-free sections are shared with pedestrians, joggers, and dog walkers, to whom we should always give way and alert with our bells when approaching from behind.
What bike should I use?
This event is suitable for just about any type of bike that is in good mechanical order. Please have your tyres pumped to the correct pressure and with oil on the chain etc.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, more than two households are not able to meet indoors, therefore we are not able to eat inside at a pub or café but may be able to sit outside, weather permitting. You may wish to have an early evening meal before the run, but there will also be opportunities to stop any buy refreshments en route. Don’t forget to bring a mask.
Usually, we would have a drink after the event because is a great social opportunity to chat to people you didn't get a chance to during the bike ride. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, this may have to be at a venue with outdoor seating.
What else should I bring?
We advise you wear a helmet for your own safety, but it's not compulsory. You should also consider bringing some of the following: spare inner tube and tyre levers, any special tools your bike needs, some food or snacks for energy, bottle(s) attached to your bike and plenty of water, bike lock and glasses can be useful to prevent grit or insects getting in your eyes. Please wear/bring waterproof or warm clothes dependent on the time of year and weather forecast. Bring lights if you are likely to be travelling in the dark or wet weather is forecast. Please have footwear that is appropriate for your bike. Don't forget sun cream (if it's summer) - you just never know with the UK weather!
Meeting point and public transport/parking
Meet 18.30 at the north side of Bells Bridge, near the Crown Plaza Hotel and SSE Hydro. Nearest railway stations are Exhibition Centre (2 mins), Charing Cross (5 mins) or Central Station (10 mins).
Have fun on the event. We promise to make you feel welcome and we’re sure you will meet some amazing new people. Please try to avoid cancelling at the last minute - it could deny someone else the opportunity to attend the bike ride. If you have any queries or need assistance, please email email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the event leader.
Event Price – before discount
An individual PAYG event costs £3.00. We offer unlimited annual membership of £25 or a monthly rolling membership of £3.£3.00