Bikes and Public Transport

Website by Andy Preece

Trains

Rules covering taking bikes on trains are laid out at National Rail and A to B Magazine.

Boats

The following ferries carry bikes for free:

For ferry services between Gourock and Dunoon see Argyll Ferries. For ferries between Wemyss Bay and Rothesay, Largs and Cumbrae, Ardrossan and Brodick, and other west coast destinations see the Caledonian MacBrayne website.

Buses

Times of buses to and from Wheelcraft at Clachan of Campsie are found in these timetables (these services do not convey cycles, but are useful for getting to and from Wheelcraft to collect wheels). Wheelcraft is located adjacent to the bus terminus.

Scottish Citylink

Scottish Citylink will only accept folding bikes in an approved bag. Bags can be purchased from Citylink at the counter in Buchanan Bus Station.

Stagecoach

Stagecoach carries bikes in the boot of its coach-operated express routes, including services between Glasgow, Ayrshire and Fife. Bikes are normally loaded at bus stations rather than roadside stops. Timetables are also at Traveline.

A Bike-Bus Other bus services that convey cycles

The Cyclists' Touring Club produces a leaflet entitled Taking a cycle by bus and coach in Britain.

For information on all bus services in the Glasgow area try the Glasgow Bus Timetable Finder.

For advice on interaction between bikes and buses on the road, and road safety, see this leaflet from Oxford (619kB).

Dirty Diesel Hotline

Ring 020 8665 0885 or 01506 445 216 (the Vehicle Inspectorate Enforcement Agency) to report on any smoky diesel you see. Be ready to give location, vehicle registration number, vehicle type and distinguishing marks if possible.

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