Glasgow Social Cycle Rides: a tour of transport history
September 21, 2019 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
For Glasgow Doors Open Day, Sustrans have organised a free guided cycle ride exploring some of the history of transport in Glasgow.
We will be meeting at the Tradeston Bridge and cycling along to where the old vehicular ferry and pedestrian ferry crossed the Clyde as well as the old pedestrian tunnel. Then we will cycle to the Queen Mary and the Waverley at Prince’s Dock and view over at the former graving dock in Govan. After we will cycle along the former Lanarkshire to Dunbartonshire railway line from Whiteinch to Scotstoun on our way to Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre. They are putting on a special free exhibition for Doors Open Day (the Saturday only!) about Albion Motors which used to employ a large number of local people and had an extensive plant nearby. We will then return back along the path and finish at Riverside Museum and Tall Ship to take in its impressive collection of transport related exhibits.
We will stop at the various points along the route to explore and discuss some of the history.
There will be a refreshment stop at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.
The ride is suitable for most types of riders as we will be on 7 miles of traffic-free/shared-use paths the whole way, following National Cycle Network (NCN) Routes 75 and 7.
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