The route is just under 5km (approx. 3 miles), and mainly on flat ground - along dedicated cycle lanes (National Cycle Route 75) or shared pedestrian/cycle paths.
Cycling from the start of the route near The Pyramid to Glasgow Science Centre would take an average person on a bike around 10 minutes; therefore, the round trip could take between 20 - 30 minutes. For the less experienced or children, it may take slightly longer at around 40 - 50 minutes to cycle the route.
Please sign-in on the day of Pedal Glasgow G3 at the event hub - outside The Pyramid, 759 Argyle Street G3 8DS, where you will be issued your event pack. Once you make your way down Little St you will see the start line on the cycle track running parallel to the Expressway. The route is circular - so you start and finish the ride at the same location. When you return from your cycle you can wheel your bike back up to The Pyramid, and join in with all the fun activities on offer.
The event organisers are working with Bike for Good to provide bicycles and helmets for you to borrow for the ride. All you need to do is let them know when you register for the event that you would like to borrow a bike. They need to know how many bikes and helmets you would like to borrow, and also who they are for - e.g. adult/child/teenager. The bikes and helmets can be returned to the Bike for Good stall at the Event Hub once you have finished your cycle.
Accessible bicycles can also be borrowed from Free Wheel North. Please visit their website - https://www.freewheelnorth.org.uk/ - to take a look at the bicycles on offer, and then get in touch with the organisers: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0141 226 3277
The Pedal Glasgow G3 Event Hub is The Pyramid, 759 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8DS. You can contact the event organisers at 0141 226 3277 or email@example.com.
The Pyramid at Anderston is situated close to Glasgow City Centre, just west of the M8 and north of the Clydeside Expressway and the River Clyde. There are good transport links that make it easy to get there. We encourage you to walk, cycle or use public transport whenever possible, as parking is limited and restricted around our building. The Pyramid is 10/15 minute walk from the City Centre; we’re on cycling routes 75 and 7. The nearest train stations are Anderston and Charing Cross - although Glasgow Central is only 15 minutes walk. The nearest buses from Central Station are the 1 (A,B,C,D) and the 2 to Elderslie St.
The route is circular - it starts and finishes at the same place, and runs from Little St (close to The Pyramid) to Glasgow Science Centre and back. Please visit the organisers' website to download a PDF of the route.
There are no hills, besides one part of the route where the cycle path crosses the Clydeside Expressway by pedestrian/cycle bridge. There is a curved slope that you will need to cycle up to be able to cross the bridge. This is a shared cycle/pedestrian bridge - and it is possible to get off your bike to push it up the slope to get onto the bridge.
The route makes use of National Cycle Route 75 - parts of which are shared pedestrian/cycle paths. The route does not make use of any roads - so you will not be riding on roads with traffic. The route runs parallel to a road - under the Kingston Bridge down to the River Clyde. There are also three points along the route where you will need to cross a road; two of which are at pedestrian crossings with islands at the halfway point between the lanes of traffic. All crossing points will be monitored by Route Marshals. For those who may feel nervous, or less confident, about cycling - there will be an option to take part in a led ride, with a trained cycle leader from Bike for Good who will guide you and your small group of fellow cyclists along the route and back.