Take a ride through the woodlands of Glasgow

Keen cyclists from across Glasgow are invited to join Forestry Commission Scotland on a bike ride out of the city and through the surrounding woodlands next weekend.

On Saturday (22nd July), Forestry Commission Scotland is hosting a ‘Woodland Wheels’ day out for those who want to explore Scotland’s great outdoors. Riders will be cycling from the Bike Station in Glasgow’s west end, and carrying on for 17 miles along the Kelvin Walkway (NCR 756) and Forth Clyde Canal (NCR 754) to Nethercroy woods.

This month’s Woodland Wheels event is aimed at more intermediate cyclists and is part of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Engagement programme, which encourages and supports a diverse range of minority groups to visit Scotland’s woodlands. People new to Glasgow are also encouraged to join the cycle so they can find out more about their new local forests and woodlands.

Romena Huq, engagement officer at Forestry Commission Scotland, said: “Cycling through our woodlands is a great way to get a bit further afield, exploring the stunning scenery Scotland has to offer, whilst spotting some wildlife on the way. An expert herbalist will also be joining the cycle to point out common trees and plants and their medicinal properties.

“Forestry Commission Scotland works together with local communities to organise events like these to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to spend time in their local woodlands and greenspaces.

"Our Woodland Wheels Rides programme offers people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to get outdoors and explore on a bike for free.”

All Woodland Wheels events are free to attend and bikes are provided by Forestry Commission Scotland free of charge and should be booked in advance.

If you would like to take part in the cycle this Saturday, book your place by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about the Woodland Wheels series of events contact Romena Huq This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Event details Date: Saturday 22nd 2017 Time: 10am – 5pm (please be there for 9:30am) Location: Bike Station 65 Haugh Road, Glasgow G3 8TX.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.