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Cycling in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire is home to a range of excellent cycling routes, on road and on traffic-free paths.

Our Cycling in Renfrewshire booklet [7MB] has details of 10 cycle routes around Renfrewshire. These routes have been specifically designed for the 'non expert' cyclist and many are suitable for families with children.

You may also be interested in downloading our leaflet which provides advice on safety when cycling on country roads. [1MB] .

National Cycle Network

Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity, working on practical projects so that people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. Sustrans has created the National Cycle Network which extends across the length and breadth of the UK.

Two of Sustrans' routes run through Renfrewshire:

  • The Lochwinnoch Loop Line, which forms part of National Routes 7 and 75 and runs between Paisley and Lochwinnoch; and
  • The Paisley and Clyde Coast, which forms part of National Route 75 and runs between Paisley and Bridge of Weir/Kilmacolm.

These routes provide excellent, largely car-free cycling routes for travellers passing through Renfrewshire. The routes also provide an excellent spine from which you can explore the many excellent on-road cycling routes throughout Renfrewshire.

Developing new routes

Through the Spaces for People programme, we're developing cycle routes to make it safer for people walking, cycling and wheeling for essential trips and exercise during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

You can find out more about the project and routes on our Spaces for People web pages.

New walking and cycling routes are also being developed near Glasgow Airport funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

Plans are also progressing to develop a safe cycling and walking route along a section of Greenock Road in Inchinnan.