Bikes and Public Transport

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


The following ferries carry bikes for free:

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


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 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.

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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