- MTB in/near Glasgow and 7 Stanes
Hi mate,Posted 7 years ago
There is a small forest training area a couple of miles south of the centre in Pollock Park which a lot of guys use, and I always jump on the train to Milngavie and take the start of the West Highland Way into Mugdock country park where there are lots of little rabbit runs to find. Nothing hugely taxing but gets you out the city in about 20 minutes of train journey. Maybe look for MTB club in the area as this will probably have trips arranged to the Stanes. Drop me your email and Ill give you a shout if there is a free car space when we are heading down, although missus having a baby soon may hinder day trips 😀MacavityMember
2014 Commonwealth Games course Cathkin Braes.Posted 7 years agofreegan bikefascistSubscriber
not sure about taxi service but join a local bike club and I'm sure you'll be able to cadge lifts to the 7stanes etc for a share of the petrol and some biscuits.
The western stanes are pretty accessible from Glasgow, as is Drumlanrig. Glentress is on the other side but not too far as there's a motorway between edinburgh and glasgow.Posted 7 years agoMintmanMember
I'm starting a job in Glasgow for a couple of years and bringing my bike with me. I wont have a car so i've got a couple of questions:
Is there any good mountain bike riding near Glasgow that I can cycle to (living near the centre)?
I remember reading about a taxi service for mountain bikers that picks up from various locations and heads to the 7 stanes; does anyone know what it's called etc?
I've never ridden the 7 Stanes before so where do you suggest I start? I hear a lot about Glentress so was planning on heading there to start with. If it help, my idea of fun is cwmcarn XC trail and Whites Level.
MintmanPosted 7 years agoSannySubscriber
The short answer is there is loads of good riding to be had around Glasgow and you don't need a car to access it either.
West Highland Way
Or take the train to Stirling for The Ochils, Dumayat and Cambusbarron.
There is some great riding to be had.
Feel free to e mail me at Sannyatsingletrackworld.comPosted 7 years agoKipcowMember
I have recently also started working in Glasgow and staying in the city center. I don't have a car either but am looking into getting around via train or a mtb cab type company called Go-where. http://go-where.co.uk/
Just wondered if you are interested in some company or would like to meet up for a ride sometime?Posted 7 years agoTreksterSubscriber
You can also get the train down to Dumfries and take in Ae or Mabie. They are within biking distance of the station.
If you get off at Sanquhar you can bike down to Drumlanrigg. On OS78 there are plenty of proper hills to ride straight from the station.
Met Sanny^^^^^^for the first time up a hill on the Southern Upland Way
Or post up and get a local to give you a lift to either Dalbeattie or Kirry.Posted 7 years agoCraigBMember
Kipcow / Mintman
I'm another Glasgow newbie based in the centre and looking to explore some near by trails in the evenings… If you're keen for meeting up for a ride let me know.
I've got as far as a ride in Mugdock last week and there was plenty of great sections of single track – If anyone knows of a good route to take round there? I seemed to spend teh whole evening riding on the same sections!Posted 7 years agoMickyMickMember
GMBC as mentioned above and also LMBC (Lanarkshire MBC – also meet Sundays and 3 evenings a week during summer – Keep an eye on their forumns) which is based in Hamilton/Strathclyde park about 20mins train south-east of Glasgow. Carron valley has man-made trails and has been upgraded recently which has had very favourable reviews.Posted 7 years agocoffeekingMember
I'm a local (Torrance) and ride lennox forest, mugdock, carron valley etc. Carron valley is very much sanitised trails but fairly fast and flowy with a jumpy section.
When you get here give us a nudge and I'll take you out on some of the local trails or give you a lift over to carron valley for a spin (I work in the city). Email in profile.
GMBC guys seem nice enough too, but fairly high standard from what I can see – I hate holding people up so I don't go out with them (not that they'd mind I'm sure, I just hate feeling like the slow guy).
Not sure I'd taxi to the 7 stanes from Glasgow TBH, its an hour and a half to any of the routes by car!Posted 7 years ago
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