Mini Tour of Scotland – Day 2, First taste of the Scottish Weather, Banknock to Glasgow

Hovering helicopter, light rain, fireworks, more rain, heavier rain, strong wind, flapping tent, more rain, cold, shelter, rain,shelter some more, paradise. That pretty much sums up yesterday’s ride.

It was to be a short 30 km ride to my Warmshower host home in Glasgow. Short in distance that is. Time wise it basically took me the whole day. That’s intentional as my host Adrian will only be home after 6pm. Just as well, the constant rain slowed me down. At some point I left the canal and hit the country road and then A80 all the way to Glasglow.

The ride was pretty ordinary with scattered showers here and there. I stopped at factory area to take shelter from the rain and also wait for a marathon race to pass. No rush no worries. What was interesting was I found a great place coffee. What’s great is great restaurant offers unlimited refills of Costa Coffee for £2.59 ! You can have double espressos till you drop shaking. The place is called Brewers Fayre near Stepps. Here is the link Great place for shelter and use of clean toilet and plenty of caffeine. I like.

After about 2 hours I decided to head towards Glasgow and since I have some time I decided to go to the Glasgow Art Museum. I am told all Museums in Scotland are free. This one was no exception.

My hosted in invited me to join them for dinner at home so I dropped by the grocer to buy wine and finally headed to the host’s home.

Adrian and Laura have a wonderful home. They are really friendly and accommodating and gave me one of the best room I ever had warmshowering. Wow. Nice dinner, great conversations and down comforter. Couldn’t ask for more. I was a happy tourer.

All set to get to Glasglow. Goodbye wild camp.
The day looks promising.
Then again this is Scotland.

Best place to chill. Free refills of Costa Coffee!
Glasglow Art Museum
Museum main entrance

What a wonderful room so comfy. Will have a nice rest tonight.

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

One thought on “Mini Tour of Scotland – Day 2, First taste of the Scottish Weather, Banknock to Glasgow”

  1. Hi Foo,

    Great blog. Excellent photos – especially on the Edinburgh side of your ride – when there was blue sky. Looking forward to your next post.

    Adrian (not Kevin!)

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