Clarkes Cycle Europe 2015 travel blog

Sunlight as we enjoyed our breakfast

Dumbarton Castle

Steps - Dumbarton Castle

Glasgow Cathedral

Was The Doctor in Glasgow?


This morning we woke up to Sunshine. Didn't think it would last but it was a lovely day. Like a winters day in Brisbane!

Our first stop was only a couple of kms down the road at Dumbarton Castle. Built on top of an enormous rock (volcanic plug). Not sure our weary cycling legs needed the 557 steps required to explore the Castle.

Then, it was back to national cycle route (NCR) 7 and on to Glasgow. This was a continuation of the trail from Balloch yesterday. We rode along canals, railway lines and industrial estates. All tarred and all traffic free.

25km and we were in Glasgow. Dylan requested seeing Glasgow Cathedral so we rode up to the town centre and wandered about the cathedral - built in the 13th century, it is one of few that survived the reformation intact. It was dark & gloomy and had underground chapels.

Back on NCR 7, then NCR 75. We were looking for NCR 74 which would take us south. We stopped at Uddingston for a drink. We chatted with 2 lovely Scottish chaps who ran the pizza and fish & chip shop. They kindly donated £10 each when they heard Dylan was raising money for charity. We discovered we'd missed the turn-off for NCR 74 but it was an easy ride down the main street to join back up.

We were tired and time was getting away so we stopped at the next town - Larkhall. Found a B&B for the night. A shorter riding day - 66km.



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