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Glasgow Green to Polmadie / Rutherglen

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Stig-OT-Dump, 3 Feb 2008.

  1. Stig-OT-Dump

    Stig-OT-Dump Über Member

    Looking for ways to get extra miles in and am thinking of heading along the Clyde. Anyone know what the path is like? I was working on the river last year and there was certainly some unsavoury activities. Should I only proceed with caution?
     
  2. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Eh, aye!
     
  3. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Senior Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I've never been east of the Green on my bike so I don't really know but I won't let that stop me.

    Depends on the time of day. First thing in the morning you're unlikely to have any problems but any time after the schools are out could be more problematic.

    If you're looking to avoid roads you might be better taking your detour west. I used to cycle from the squinty bridge past the SECC and then along the Kelvin behind The art galleries into Kelvingrove Park. The Kelvin cyclepath is good quailty and goes all the way to the Forth and Clyde Canal and will eventually take you all the way to Balloch - but that may be a bit far for a detour on the way home from work.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Stig-OT-Dump

    Stig-OT-Dump Über Member

    Have used the Squinty Bridge (will have to do the Bells Bridge for the next 6 months then...), up the NCN through Govan, round Pollok Park, sometimes doing the MTB trails and then either through Thornliebank and Rouken Glen, or else via the Whitecart to Linn Park.

    I just wondered if the Green path would suffer from broken glass and maybe some of the other "social ills" that were going on around the weir.
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Don't go this way so I can't be of any help.

    How many folk do we have from Glasgow on here?
     
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Not me as you know, but I lived there for 8 years so it's my adopted home. Are you from Glasgow originally?
     
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Yes. I lived in Kennishead until I was 4 and then the family moved out to Erskine. I was there until I was 25 (life was far too easy living at home!) and then I moved into the West End. I now reside in the New West End (the bit that is a fair bit cheaper than the real West End and likes to consider itself part of the West End, but it isn't really!:tongue:)

    I was willing to move, but I got the job I wanted in Glasgow and have progressed from there.

    I do like living here. Just a nice size I think. So would you consider yourself a Weegie? or something else?
     
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    No not a weegie, always an Edinburger, but one who prefers Glasgow to Edinburgh, even though I'm back through here now. Westies definitely have better patter!

    Ha ha, yes the New West End, was there for 3 years.
     
  9. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ah your like every other East Coaster, you want to be a Weegie, it's just most don't admit it...... :tongue::biggrin:
     
  10. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    pff, I can tell you're not a true weeg by your patter!
     
  11. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Senior Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Now now. There's good and bad on both sides.

    Glasgow has football, openness, culture, hospitality, shopping, sense of humour etc and Edinburgh has...em... a big rock with a castle on it - a sort of Dumbarton with funny accents.
     
  12. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    ... so you'll have had your tea then....

    :biggrin:
     
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    :smile:
     
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
     
  15. magnatom

    magnatom Guest