Today’s ride was mostly following waterways, something we were pleased about as our recent days had followed major roads.

We had a fast downhill mile from our B&B to rejoin the cycle route which took us through Uddingston and our first sighting of The River Clyde

Bridge over the River Clyde

Soon after at a cycle path junction we came across this……

Heron Sculpture by Andy Scott

Following the path alongside the River Clyde towards the centre of Glasgow was a mixture of Scandinavian style houses overlooking the river and long stretches of green vegetation.

Amazed at the height of the giant hogweed!

On entering Glasgow Green Park on the very wide cycle/pedestrian path we saw many delights.

One of several gnarly trees.

The magnificent Winter Gardens Greenhouse

The huge UEFA 2020 Fan Zone Festival is being staged next to the greenhouse at the moment.

On leaving the Green Park the SEC Armadillo appeared in front of us.

Thought we were in Sydney for a moment!

And next to it the SSE Hydro

Very futuristic!

A smaller but just as striking sculpture that we were impressed by is “Rise” also by Andy Scott to signify the rising and regeneration of Glasgow.


We briefly chatted to a Glaswegian man who told us since Glasgow was the European City of Culture in 1990 it had regenerated and improved the city immensely. It certainly got the thumbs up from us!

Now following a waterway towards Loch Lomond we saw this boat who’s owner must have had a sense of humour!

We left the waterways and climbed up through the picturesque Balloch Country Park with an interesting work of art

Tree stump “house “where the little people live!

One of the challenges we faced today was squeezing over this long narrow bridge towards the end of today’s ride.

A steep climb up a lane for about a mile just outside Drymen was the final part of our ride today to our B&B for 2 nights. Rest day tomorrow!

Total distance today 45 miles

Total Hill Climbs 1,112 ft