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grantus
Speed Limits N/A

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Posted - 19 Apr 2012 :  13:42:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there a decent traffic-free(ish) way to get from Glasgow to Lanark? I don't know the roads well enough.

After Larkhall is fine as I would use the A72 (never seems that busy whenever i've driven on it). maybe there is a better route though?

also getting from the south side i.e. Rutherglen/Cambuslang to Larkhall - I don't know what would be the best way.

local knowledge appreciated - thanks

KennyS
Crusing Past

392 Posts

Posted - 19 Apr 2012 :  16:04:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Paul McSkimming at Dooleys is your man

He was commuting between Paisley and Lanark via Glasgow or Southside
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Michael Martin
Setting Off

73 Posts

Posted - 19 Apr 2012 :  17:35:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cross bike? On the clyde walkway, bit boring out to Udd but plenty fun thru Bothwell castle, thru Strathy and then doon the valley. You'll need a pass from the Bundy to pass thru..
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grantus
Speed Limits N/A

1561 Posts

Posted - 19 Apr 2012 :  18:06:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
cross bike with slicks for added 'not-quite-so-slowness'

ta

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cyclesaurus
Gaining Speed

117 Posts

Posted - 20 Apr 2012 :  08:40:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Grantus

You may want to try this route. I cycle the Glasgow to Carmunnock part every day, at peak times, and the traffic is fine. The rest of the route is a mixture of country lanes and quieter main roads.

Good luck.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/85162579

"Change is bad"
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grantus
Speed Limits N/A

1561 Posts

Posted - 20 Apr 2012 :  09:00:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
cheers matey
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paul mcskimming
Crusing Past

219 Posts

Posted - 21 Apr 2012 :  20:25:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ride from Paisley-Barrhead -Newton Mearns-Eaglsham
Jackton-(Greenhills E.K)-Strathaven-Kirkmuirhill-
Auchenheath-Kirkfieldbank-Lanark.

Or,route one shawlands-toryglen-rutherglen-
Cambuslang -Blantyre -Hamilton -Ferniegair-
Up the valley
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