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Guided Rides with Markus Stitz: Museums, Parks & Mackintosh Explorer South

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Capella, Atlantic Quay

60 York St

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As part of the May Cycle Challenge, based on a virtual around the world cycle tour, Glasgow City Council has teamed up with Round the World Singlespeed Cyclist Markus Stitz for a series of guided rides in May and June. You can find out more about Markus in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuxbjeJDMnA

The rides take place on routes which Markus, who is also the founder of Bikepacking Scotland and a qualified mountain bike guide, has created for Glasgow City Council’s Cycle Map. They are available online here.

The rides are free of charge, but numbers are very limited. Riders under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. If you register and cannot attend please let us know in advance, so we can accommodate another rider. While you don’t need to be an expert cyclist, you will need to be confident to cycle the distances of the routes and need to bring your own bike, suitable for each route.

The following items are essential:

  • An appropriate bike in good working order and tyres suitable for the terrain cycled
  • Personal clothing and equipment appropriate for the activity, environment and weather conditions (not too baggy, breathable, various layers if required)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Basic repair kit and spare tube
  • Helmet that conforms to a recognised standard, undamaged and in good condition
  • Food and water for the ride
  • Cycling gloves

On the day you will be required to fill out a rider information and consent form.

There'll be a safety check for bike and helmet and an introduction before the ride. Depending on the group's pace and ability we can identify the best place to stop for refreshments along the route.

This ride will be on the 'Museums, Parks and Mackintosh Explorer South'. The route combines museums and attractions along the Clyde with parks and attractions in the south of the city. Highlights of the route include Glasgow Green, the views across the city from Queens Park, the world-famous Burrell Collection in Pollock Park and Mackintosh’s House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park, as well as the Riverside Museum near the finish. More details can be found here.

  • Start and finish point: Broomielaw Pontoon
  • Train stations close to the route: Glasgow Central, Crossmyloof, Langside, Pollockshaws East, Pollockshaws West
  • Length: 26.5km
  • Difficulty: Green
  • Ascent: 221m
  • Height difference: 78m
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