Group & led rides

Castlemilk Cycle Club, image courtesy of Bike for Good

Group and led rides are a great way to get out on your bike in the company of others. Rides vary in terms of distance, ability, route, terrain and group size. Between them, Glasgow’s cycling organisations offer a wide range of rides across the week and at different times of the day so there is very likely to be one that’s right for you. And due to their locations across the city, rides take in a wide geographical area in and around the city. 

As well as being an opportunity to get out on your bike, group rides are brilliantly sociable. Led by qualified and experienced ride leaders, you will be in their safe and capable hands throughout the ride, so you can focus on pedalling for fun, health or to challenge yourself, building your skills, confidence and stamina as you go. 

Getting out on bikes with your family can be a great day out. But where do you go? And how do you decide on a route that suits the ability of all family members? Organised family rides take care of this, picking child friendly destinations reaching them by predominantly traffic free routes. Again, led by qualified ride leaders, the rides are a good opportunity for children to develop their cycling skills, ability to ride with others and build confidence to move to riding on the road. 

In addition to the group rides offered by Glasgow’s cycling organisations, these cycle groups offer great rides worth checking out:

Head out and explore where you live and beyond, and have fun doing it.     

Group & led rides in Glasgow

  • Bike for Good

    Regular programme of group rides on Thursdays and Saturdays from the Glasgow South Community Hub.

    65 Haugh Road, Glasgow G3 8TX, UK 539 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8BH

  • Drumchapel Cycle Hub

    Rides include a Ladies Monday evening relaxed group ride, adult easy group ride every Wednesday morning and a longer group ride for more confident cyclists every Thursday night.

    Drumchapel Sports Centre, 195b Drumry Road East, Glasgow, G15 8NS

  • Free Wheel North

    Free, regular, safe and sociable group rides Monday – Friday exploring the cycle paths around Glasgow. Suitable for beginners and cyclists of all abilities.

    Glasgow Green Cycle Centre, Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1AT The White House, 1641 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0DZ

  • Glasgow Bike Tours

    Locals and visitors alike can experience Glasgow and see its sights by bicycle.

    69 Clouston Street, Glasgow G20 8QW, UK

  • Glasgow Eco Trust

    Regular adult led cycle rides on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

    Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow, UK o De'ils On Wheels Ground Floor, 40 Kingsway Court, Glasgow, G14 9SU

  • Lambhill Stables Bike Hub

    Led group social rides available for all levels and abilities, including bike hire.

    Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD

  • On Bikes

    Rides for young people in the local community.

    30 Langdale St, Glasgow G33 1EW

  • Soul Riders

    SoulRides include leisure rides for families and beginners, road cycling for the more advanced,  mountain biking for the thrill seekers and specific rides for their SoulSisters.

    4 Forth Street, Glasgow G41 2SS

  • South West Community Cycles

    Variety of led rides covering a range of distances and routes, including twice weekly led rides and rides through Pollok Park.

    Pollokshaws West Railway Station, 2092 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT

Bike for Good

65 Haugh Road, Glasgow G3 8TX, UK

Drumchapel Cycle Hub

Drumchapel Sports Centre, 195b Drumry Road East, Glasgow, G15 8NS

Free Wheel North

Glasgow Green Cycle Centre, Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1AT

Glasgow Bike Tours

69 Clouston Street, Glasgow G20 8QW, UK

Glasgow Eco Trust

Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow, UK

Lambhill Stables Bike Hub

Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD

On Bikes

30 Langdale St, Glasgow G33 1EW

Soul Riders

4 Forth Street, Glasgow G41 2SS

South West Community Cycles

Pollokshaws West Railway Station, 2092 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT

Bike for Good

539 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8BH

Free Wheel North

The White House, 1641 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0DZ

Glasgow Eco Trust

o De'ils On Wheels Ground Floor, 40 Kingsway Court, Glasgow, G14 9SU