Map: Glasgow City Council Fit for Life map (free); SPOKES Glasgow Cycle Map
Distance: 16 miles (25km)
Time: 1.5-2 hours
Terrain: flat; cyclepaths, quiet roads
Thanks to the recently opened path at the 'bridge to nowhere' over the M8, cyclists can now pedal from Glasgow city centre to Anderston and beyond with ease.
This route explores one of several excellent options available following the completion of the half-finished bridge - it began life in the 1970s but stalled after the shopping centre that it was to link to never materialised.
A real bonus is that it's just minutes from Central Station. From the main entrance turn left, then first right onto a cyclepath on Waterloo Street. Pedal across the bridge - part of National Cycle Network Route 756 - to gaze down on the M8 before a spiraling finish.
Head up Argyle Street ahead before turning right at a sign for Elderslie Street. Follow this towards Park Circus, reached via Lynedoch Terrace, and carry on into Kelvingrove Park.
To meet the Kelvin Walkway/Cycleway drop downhill, veering left. Cross Dumbarton Road to follow Bunhouse Road, Old Dunbarton Road and Ferry Road to join National Route 7, signed Balloch.
Running parallel to the Clyde this is one of the major arteries of the network that cyclists can access more easily since the completion of the beleaguered bridge.
Continue along the well signed route into Clydebank to join the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath. This gives superb cycling to Maryhill where, at a flight of locks, the Kelvin Cycleway is joined to return.