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Cycling in Glasgow

Cycling in Glasgow

Getting around Glasgow by bike is a convenient and fun way to travel. Read our guide to cycling in the city to find out more.

Bike hire

Glasgow is home to a fantastic cycle hire scheme, operated by OVO Bikes. Bike hire is available 24/7 from many locations across the city, visit OVO Bikes’ website for information on how to get started.

Cycle routes in Glasgow

City centre info map for cycling

For a handy guide on where to find OVO Bike Hire stations, bike racks and cycle routes, visit Glasgow City Council's GIS Map. Here you can click on icons to find the nearest hire points or use the search bar.

Cycling tours

A close-up image of several bicycles from Glasgow Bike Tours.

Credit: Dan Burman Photos

If you’re short on time, a cycling tour around Glasgow is a great way to see lots of the city in a morning or afternoon. Visit the Glasgow Bike Tours website or Gallus Pedals website to see the range of tours they have on offer. Their routes are designed to take in good cycling surfaces and are suitable for a range of fitness levels.

Bike shops in Glasgow

There are lots of independent retailers throughout the city, whether you need a new bike or the smallest of parts. Check out,, or

Cycling facilities

Looking for something a bit more adventurous? Glasgow has plenty of other activities involving bikes. From trying out the track at the Chris Hoy Velodrome to experiencing the indoor electric bike arena at iMotoX. Head to our urban adventures page for more.

Article last updated: May 2022

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