Located along the River Clyde, the historic city of Glasgow is a fantastic location for bikers. The metropolitan area of Glasgow holds a population of 1,681,000. The city itself holds 633,000 residents. The famous landmark, Loch Lomond is located just 40 minutes north of the city. This is a great place to ride around.
We Buy Any Bike recently consulted our drivers to see what the best places to go for bikers are around the city. The reason we asked them is because we offer our FREE motorcycle collection to Glasgow multiple times a week!
Biker-Friendly Cafes in Glasgow
Situated in the northern outskirts of Glasgow, Bank Roll Café is a friendly café and bar. Throughout the day they offer some delicious lunch options, and they occasionally open at night as a function area. Adjacent to the property stands a small car park that will conveniently accommodate your bike when you’re out on a run.
The Solid Rock is a hidden gem for all rock music enthusiasts in Glasgow. It’s the ideal place to visit if you are spending the night in the city. Not only does this place offer a fantastic range of drinks, but it also has some lovely dishes too!
This ‘American Diner’ style bar offers a unique experience in the heart of Kilmarnock. If you are travelling from Glasgow centre, it will take you around 30 minutes to get to Rock Diner & Aces, but it will be well worth the ride. The atmosphere here is very much supported by the iconic food. On a nice and sunny day, if you close your eyes you can imagine yourself on the Route 66!
This place is largely advertised as a ‘truck stop’. Whilst that is still the case, they are also highly accommodating for bikers. If you take a trip here on your bike it is a fantastic place to stop off and have a bite to eat. It is located conveniently off Junction 10 from the M74, ideal for those hoping to stop off after a long ride.
ACCOMMODATION FOR BIKERS IN GLASGOW
Staying at The Drovers Inn will provide you with a unique experience. The supposedly haunted property is something that the team pride themselves in, and they have a whole collection of stories to tell. The 300+ year old property hosts a variety of 14 rooms – room 6 being the ‘most haunted’, if you’re into that kind of thing. Although this property is located 70 miles north of Central Glasgow, it is in the heart of the Loch Lomond, it has great parking facilities, and is regularly visited by bikers!
This two-bedroomed historic farmhouse is perfect for bikers who want a nice quiet getaway in the country. Although the property itself is located a mere 12 miles from the centre of Glasgow, it is located in a rural area, offering a peaceful experience. Hostess Laura is there to provide you with an enjoyable stay. Dating back to 1750, South Craighall now serves as a bed & breakfast complete with the usual enmities (coffee & tea/free wifi) from as little as £50 a night!
Located in Paisley, the Muirholm B&B is a beautiful 5-star guest house that is just a short 20 minute ride from the centre of Glasgow. The town of Paisley is a very cosy market town filled with history. At the 2-bedroomed Muirholm B&B, hostess Francesca’s main aim is to provide a comfortable experience for all of her guests. Her hospitality shines through all of the 5* Tripadvisor reviews!
Crossbasket Castle is a charming building complete with classic decor. The building itself dates back to the 17th century and was delicately renovated back in 2011. However, there are some parts of the site that date all the way back to the 15th century. For bikers, this extravagant castle is located in its own grounds, with private parking on the property. If you fancy a quick stroll before your ride off, Crossbasket has plenty acres of land that are perfect for walking. There’s even a waterfall!
Just like Crossbasket, Boclair serves as an iconic wedding venue close to Glasgow. Boclair on the other hand offers nothing but luxury accommodation in it’s 12 suites. The building itself dates back to the Tudor Gothic period and is located in the village of Bearsden.
In the heart of Glasgow resides iMoto, an exclusively electric motocross track that is indoors! This unique experience sounds so fun. Adult sessions start from just £26, with under 16’s at £13. If you have some friends in Glasgow, why not arrange a day out here? They don’t even need a license!
Glasgow Biking Routes
McTours offer a full range of different motorcycle tours all across Europe. However, since we’re on the topic of Glasgow, you’ll be pleased to know that they have day trip plans on their very homeland!
Fun Facts About Glasgow
- It is rumoured that the actual remains of St Valentine reside in the church of the Blessed St John Duns Scotus.
- Some of the oldest trees live in Glasgow. If you take a trip to Victoria Park, you’re likely to find the roots that date back to over 300 million years… mind-blowing, right?!
- Comedian Stan Laurel began his iconic career over in Glasgow
- Isle of Man TT and North West 200 racer Bob Macintyre was born here.
- Alongside Bob, another famous racer was born here. This racer is 29-year-old Dean Wilson who competes in Supercross and Motocross for Red Bull Racing.
Sell My Bike in Glasgow
Do you live in Glasgow? Are you looking to sell your motorbike? We can help! Here at We Buy Any Bike, we buy motorcycles from Glasgow 7 days a week! We may not be based in Scotland, but we can collect your bike from your doorstep in less than 24 hours! WeBuyAnyBike pay the most and collect the quickest.