Friday, July 10, 2009
Ok so for the second installment of our Friday feature, I took this in Clydebank, a bit west of Glasgow. It is on Sustrans cycling route 7 which is the Clyde and Loch Lomond cycleway. The Road you see in the background is the A8014, or Kilbowie Road. I actually don’t know who designed and commissioned the giant bike, but Sustrans has done and commissioned a great deal of artwork along the various cycle paths, so I would hedge my bets that they are behind it. When I saw this bike as I came from under the bridge you see on the right, I thought it would be picture perfect opportunity with my trusty Giant(ha,ha)Expression DX Velocampus bike. Not much else to say except that the bike is complete with "U" lock attached to a giant staple rack, which you can see if you look through the actual staple racks in the foreground of the image. However it is not attached properly, and is only going through the front wheel, and not even the frame! I do however challenge any thief to try and steal this sucker, because its solid steel. It was a very (very) rainy ride back from a day spent in Dumbarton visiting a friend, this totally made me happy.
Sustrans Map. It is a bit north-west of the station location, you should be able to compare the google map and the Sustrans map to get the full idea
Posted by John in NH at 11:45 PM