Andrew was asking where we went tonight on the club ride (apologies, the route includes half of my ride home before I turned it off):
It was cold but clear with an amazing sunset and dry trails. We went round Loch Ardinning which was fine apart from a few bits the cows had churned up.
I’ve got a friend visting at Easter who has never biked in Scotland (but is a good rider) so I’m trying to plan a few rides to show the best of what’s on offer. So I’d really like your suggestions for your favourite / most memorable routes near-ish to Glasgow (say ~1hr drive away). The routes can be anything from a few hours to longer, but not 12 hour hike-a-bike epics. Good “natural” riding rather than trail centres is preferable.
Suggestions last night were:
- Something round Mugdock because it’s local
- Ben Lomond, good idea but could be a rambler dodging festival at Easter
- Something around Aberfoyle (routes needed)
- Ochil hills
I have seen a route guide from Tyndrum to Taynuilt that looks good, about 60km via Loch Etive I think. Anyone done this?
I know it’s a bit on the wet side, but it’s meant to dry up a bit later. Granted it won’t exactly be dry and dusty but better than sitting at home.