A £240,000, eight-mile long new national cycling route between Glasgow and East Kilbride has now opened.
The route is officially known as National Cycle Route 756.
It starts from East Kilbride railway station and continues via East Mains, Kingsgate, Nerston, Cathkin, Rutherglen and terminates at South Lanarkshire Council's boundary with Glasgow City Council at Shawfield. The cycle route also incorporates a link on to Stewartfield Way at the Kingsgate Retail Park.
The majority of the route uses quiet residential streets and some offroad routes.
But the route also links to the following making it extremely useful for commuters and recreational users: East Kilbride railway station, Rolls Royce Nerston industrial estate, Kingsgate retail park, Overton Park, Rutherglen shopping precinct, Shawfield Stadium and Richmond Park.
Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.