What we're about

CTC Glasgow is the volunteer-lead member group of Cycling UK for the Greater Glasgow & Lanarkshire areas. We are primarily set up to offer friendly group cycling to Cycling UK members of all abilities within these areas. As well as offering group riding, we do our best to protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling. As our historic name suggests(*) we are not a racing club and our rides are generally moderate-paced day rides, though we also run leisurely paced and faster rides on the basis of the needs of the membership. We also run occasional cycling weekends. (*Cycle Touring Club)

We also offer a welcome to non-Cycling UK members onto our rides on the understanding that after 3 rides with us, they must join Cycling UK should they wish to continue. This is for insurance reasons. Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, has championed the cause of cycling since 1878 and the benefits of joining are many including insurance, cycling advice, legal support, holiday opportunities and discounts. Membership is highly recommended. The website can be viewed here https://www.cyclinguk.org/.

As an independent, democratic organisation, CTC Glasgow reflects the commitment of our members, volunteers and partners to make cycling mainstream, making a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities.

Please visit our website at https://www.cyclinguk.org/local-groups/glasgow for details of rides and other news. In particular, please read our Riding Safely Guidelines https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/page/our-riding-safely-guidelines


Before joining a ride please note carefully of the following.

· Anyone with symptoms of cough, high temperature, breathlessness or loss of taste or smell must not join the ride

· Riders should be self-sufficient in the event of breakdown (breakdown tools & spares or phone to arrange pick-up)

Please be prepared to bring along your own refreshments/food as café stops are likely not possible.

Upcoming events (4)

Saturday Morning Spin

Alexandra Park

Regular Sat Morning Spin
Circular route starting at Alexandra Park

Length 24 Miles, Moderate Hilly Sections

Alexandra Park – Riddrie - Edinburgh road to Blairtummock to Provanhall to Gartcosh to Drumpelier Country Park to Coatbridge to Muirhead to Hogganfield to Riddrie to Alexandra Park.

Route details

Snack stop will be remote from Café’s - Bring your own snacks.

Ride subject to change (or worst-case cancellation) if Weather forecast poor.

Tandem Club Taster

Bellahouston Park

Glasgow Tandem Club is expanding, and once again we are on the lookout for more "pilots" to be front riders for our vision impaired stokers. If you are a confident, regular cyclist, we'd love to have you join us to try out your skills on a tandem. Meet us at our base in Bellahouston Park, at 11am. We will use the outdoor velodrome for some initial practice, then around the park. We won't be going out on the roads on this introductory session.

Stewarton 3A

Alexandra Park

Circular route starting at Alexandra Park


Length 49 Miles, Moderately Hilly

Alexandra Park - Glasgow Green - Thornliebank – Priesthill – Darnley reservoir to Neilston to Stewarton - Fenwick Moor - Ayr Road – to Eaglesham Moor -Newton Mearns - Ayr road - Giffnock – Pollokshaws - Queens Park – Tradeston - City Centre - Dennistoun – Alexandra Park.

Route details


Lunch stop may be remote from Café’s - Bring your own lunch.

Ride subject to change (or worst-case cancellation) if Weather forecast poor.

Innerleithen Long Weekend Friday 19th to Monday 22rd May 2022



CTC Glasgow has once again booked three nights at the Cleikum Mill Lodge bunkhouse in Innerleithen(*) for the nights of Friday 19th May to Sunday 21nd May inclusive. Innerleithen is situated in the heart of the Borders and offers some delightful cycling. The bunkhouse is relatively new and is very comfortable, with excellent indoor bike storage. We anticipate organising a 40 mile ride from Lanark station to Innerleithen on the morning of Friday 19th, and on Monday 23rd a 32 mile ride to Edinburgh for a train home. Rides will also be organised for the Saturday/Sunday.

Attendees may also consider arriving/returning via the Edinburgh to Tweedbank train (roughly 16 mile cycle from/to Tweedbank to Innerleithen) or using the excellent X62 Borders Bike Bus link from Edinburgh which will take you/bike virtually to the door (https://www.bordersbuses.co.uk/services/BORD/X62?date=2023-05-19&direction=inbound)


The bunkhouse has room for 12 people with 3 x twin rooms and 2 x 3 rooms (single & bunks). If interested be prepared to share, though we will try to be as flexible as possible with sharing requests and will work towards separate male/female rooms as required. Cost will be £90/person for the 3 nights which is the same as last year.

If the bunkhouse is oversubscribed we will have to prioritise places. If you are interested in coming but there is no room in the bunkhouse, alternative accommodation in Innerleithen is possible via (say) Airbnb https://www.airbnb.co.uk/.

IF INTERESTED IN THE BUNKHOUSE WEEKEND, DO NOT TRY TO JOIN VIA THIS MEETUP PAGE, please send a message expressing an interest by email to [masked] for a max 2 places. We will then do our best to allocate places fairly. (Please ensure you copy the complete email address as Meetup doesn't allow live email links).

Please note that expression of interest does not guarantee a booking.

Past events (756)

Chapelton golf course for coffee & cake

Alexandra Park

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