Information for cyclists

 

National Cycle Network route 7The national Lochs and Glens (North) cycling route (route 7) that goes from Glasgow to Inverness just misses the village by around 3 miles. It’s easy to join, all you need to do is cycle down Gartness Road. For more information on the entire route, see the Sustrans website at: www.sustrans.org.uk/what-we-do/national-cycle-network/long-distance-rides/scotland/lochs-and-glens-north.

Killearn can also be used as a convenient starting point for some half-day/full-day cycling trips.  Why not park your car in the village and start one of the following trips.

Gordon S Valentine, your webmaster on Gartness Road.

Routes

Useful books

  • Cycling in Scotland – Containing 28 favourite routes featuring full OS mapping and detailed town close-ups, route descriptions, things to see and do, train stations, nearby cycle routes, refreshments, bike hire and more; the routes take in well-known places of interest, rich history, wildlife and breathtaking views.
  • NCN Lochs & Glens North – Lochs & Glens North from Glasgow to Inverness is a beautiful route passing through two National Parks: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park with lochs, forests and bustling towns, and the Cairngorms National Park covering the UK’s largest mountain range. A traffic-free path takes you from Glasgow, along the rivers Clyde and Leven, to the shores of Loch Lomond. The route takes in the lochs of Drunkie, Venachar, Lubnaig, Earn and Tay. Glen Ogle with its old railway viaducts is one of the highlights of the route.

Useful links

  • British Cycling – The internationally recognised governing body of cycle sport in the UK.
  • CTC – The UK’s national cyclists’ organisation.
  • Cycling Scotland – is the national cycle promotion organisation for Scotland.
  • End to End cycle (JOGLE) – Information about the John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) cycle.
  • National Cycle Network – Which has created over 10,000 miles of signed cycle routes.

Thanks to the Croftamie village website for this idea :)

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