Unofficial Cycle Routes - Coatbridge to Baillieston

Website by Andy Preece

This route starts by using parts of the former Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 75 from Coatbridge to Kirkwood (now diverted via the Monkland Canal). Beyond Kirkwood, some lightly used roads are followed to connect with Baillieston. Note that this route has been affected by M8 motorway building works.

At the foot of the ramp cross the A752 into Bredisholm Road Turn left from Rosebank Terrace, Bargeddie, into Bredisholm Road You may need to lift your bike over this gate, unless it can be wheeled upright on its back wheel

Map of route

Direction Route Name Comment
Start 75 Coatbridge Fountain in Coatbridge
Head West 75 Bank Street under railway bridge
← 1st Left Ross Street
Turn Right → Buchanan Street at corner
↑ Straight Ahead path past Time Capsule
↑ Straight Ahead Buchanan Street
↑ Straight Ahead narrow path behind houses at end of road
← Turn Left Langloan Street at end of path
← Turn Left Kirkwood Street at end of road
2nd Right → Annerley Place after bridge over railway
Fork Right ↗ back lane past garages
Fork Right ↗ path to Woodside Street
← Turn Left Woodside Street at end of path
1st Right → Allan Street
← Turn Left Ramsay Place at end of road
Turn Right → Mitchell Street at end of road
Turn Right → Kirkwood Sports Barn Car Park access at bend in road
Fork Right ↗ path between pitches
↑ Straight Ahead Bredisholm Road at A752 crossing
← Turn Left Rosebank Terrace at end of road
← 1st Left Bredisholm Road after shops
Turn Right → Bredisholm Road after bridge over A8 and M8 motorway follow road around to the right
↑ Straight Ahead track to farm after bridge over M73 motorway
Fork Right ↗ path up to bridge over railway as track bends to the left
Turn Right → bridge over railway after passing through gate
← Turn Left Bracadale Gardens at end of track
↖ Fork Left Bracadale Road at end of road
↑ Straight Ahead Station Road continuation of road
← 1st Left Loancroft Avenue (Option to alternatively turn right into Muirhead Road to get up to Baillieston Road)
1st Right → Calderbank View
↑ Straight Ahead path to Muirhead Road at end of road
↖ Fork Left Caledonia Road across Muirhead Road crossing at end of path, then fork left
↑ Straight Ahead Gargrave Avenue at road closure
Turn Right → B7058 Mount Vernon Avenue at end of road
Finish A89 Barrachnie Cross in Glasgow

Turn left for Glasgow along the A89 or, back at Mount Vernon Recreation Ground, it is possible to get through to Mansionhouse Road to access some more quieter roads. Perhaps a subject for another day!

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