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From fun trails to serious circuits: Pedal-winning cycle routes

THE history-making 2023 UCI World Cycling Championships come to Glasgow and across Scotland this summer with action across seven disciplines, including track, road, mountain biking…

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THE history-making 2023 UCI World Cycling Championships come to Glasgow and across Scotland this summer with action across seven disciplines, including track, road, mountain biking and BMX, combined into a single mega-event for the first time.

While you might not be competing for medals or rainbow jerseys, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a blast on the bike. Here, we pick our favourite and fun cycling adventures from canal towpaths and woodland trails to mettle-testing climbs, scenic loch loops and history-packed routes.

Helix Around Town Tour, Falkirk and Grangemouth

Created out of 310 miles (500km) of cycleway, this 16-mile (26km) circular route begins at The Helix and travels past The Kelpies, The Falkirk Wheel and Callendar Park.

The Helix Around Town Tour (HArTT) comprises a fantastic mix of cycleway, towpath and woodland trail with highlights that include Abbotshaugh Community Woodland, home to art projects including The Human Sun Clock, Celtic Circle and Love & Kisses.

Other delights to check out are Westquarter Glen, a hidden gorge with waterfalls, a stream and tree species such as yew, sycamore, oak, holly and larch. Bird lovers should keep their eyes peeled for dippers, grey wagtails, kingfishers, tawny owls and buzzards.

Visit visitfalkirk.com Caldercruix to Bathgate Spanning the border between North Lanarkshire and West Lothian, this section of the National Cycle Network Route 75 (NCN 75) is a leisurely 11 miles (17km), with train stations dotted along the way that are easy to reach should a mechanical mishap befall your pedal-powered endeavours.Starting from Caldercruix train […]

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