Sky Ride Local Glasgow: Glasgow to the Shores of Loch Lomond

Sky Ride Local are free, fully guided, recreational bike rides organised in partnership between British Cycling, Glasgow Council and Sky.

The route follows NCN 7, one of Sustrans‘ first Scottish routes and takes in old railway lines, a canal towpath, a riverside path and quiet roads on its way to Balloch.

You will pass through the towns of Clydebank and Dumbarton as well as some smaller settlements that link their bigger neighbours.

There are plenty of places to get refreshments at half distance in Balloch, but why not bring a little picnic to enjoy on the shores of Loch Lomond.

Throughout the route there is an impression of a rural landscape with a huge amount of history along the way.

If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, then this challenging ride is perfect for you. The challenging rides start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.

Want to come along?

For more information and to register your free place(s) visit

Points of Interest

Use the legend to find things to do around the Forth & Clyde Canal