From our cycling correspondent

In June last year, towards the end of the first lockdown, John decided to buy an e-bike. This was easier said than done, because many other people made the same decision and bikes of all types became hard to get, but eventually he succeeded and has become a very keen cyclist. The bike has had its picture taken in many locations.

He has established some standard routes and sees some quirky things. This is Bowling, the western end of the Forth and Clyde Canal. The crew of the blue boat has been there rather too long I think!

A route to Clydebank takes him past Tom MacKendrick’s Beardmore Sculpture (built on the site of the Beardmore Naval Construction Works, established in 1906 and closed in 1930) and the Drop Lock, both at Dalmuir.

A trip along the Clyde to the Erskine Bridge takes him past the Renfrew Ferry which links Renfrew on the southern bank to Yoker in Glasgow.

There are some interesting sights on the way out to Kilmacolm, including a Roman Legion.

And last, but not least, some beautiful views.

Though not quite last – this year John has added an e-mountain bike to his collection.

And he has gone on a cycling holiday! More on that to come. And just to prove that I too was once a cyclist, here’s a horribly blurry scan of an old slide c 1983.


  1. It always makes me happy to someone (re)discover cycling. I think it is an amazing thing. I have several cycling trips planned once the various lockdowns are over.
    Great photos.