M74 Bike n Hike

22nd May 2011

Location: Begins at Shields Rd car park, Scotland St.

Entry:  £5

A unique opportunity to cycle, walk or run along the (unopened) M74 motorway!

The M74 Project Partners and the Contractor are making the M74 Completion route available on Sunday 22nd May 2011 to allow a one off opportunity to see the route prior to opening by cycling, walking and running along the route.

Prior to the June opening of the motorway a charity event is being held on Sunday 22 May involving walkers, runners and cyclists.

The event will start at the west end of the new motorway, at the Shields Road Car Park, Scotland Street, Glasgow and take participants onto the motorway to do an “out and back” walk, run or cycle to Polmadie Road (4 km round trip) or over the full length to Fullarton Roundabout (14km round trip).

The event is limited to 20,000 participants and will offer an ideal opportunity to raise funds for charities.

Charities

The event will be an ideal opportunity to raise funds for charities and the organisers have nominated 8 charities to be the recipients of the entry fees for the event.

  • Spinal Injuries Scotland
  • The Lighthouse Club
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • British Heart Foundation Scotland
  • Royal National Institute of Blind People
  • Yorkhill Childrens Foundation
  • Scottish Association for Mental Health
  • The Hospices of Scotland

Participants can of course raise funds for any charity of their choice or simply choose to enjoy their day out without fundraising.

Enter online

To enter online go to www.glasgow.gov.uk.  Registration ends on Friday 20th May at 12 noon.