Scottish Climbs: Muur de Partick (Gardner Street)

Quick post, while I’m working on some other significant pieces. Edinburgh may be the City of the Seven Hills, but Glasgow also has a few stings in the tail for cyclists riding around the city. The town centre, between Blythswood Square to Buchanan Street has several steep little side streets that must be a killer if you’re riding one of those pedal-taxi things.

But tucked away in Partick is Gardner Street, that looks like something out of a Steve McQueen movie.


Image by David Lindsay


Image by Terence McMahon

Imagine the shock if you had just moved to the area, and came down this on your first ride in fog with 50m visibility…

  • http://twitter.com/Docroddy Roddy Pattison

    Eeek! What is the percentage slope?

  • http://twitter.com/Docroddy Roddy Pattison

    Quick Bike Route Toaster- 11.5%

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532846302 Euan Lindsay

    It is a hard one. Made harder because it is so narrow with parked cars on either side and traffic often coming down it.

    Carry whatever speed you can over the first part to the small flat section and then just hit it as hard as you can up the rest of it.I’m kinda thinking that Portland Street next to Strathclyde uni is even harder.

  • Johnwilliamlittle

    Its a cycle run filled with fresh air and beauty….Not a heart attack!   But perhaps a challenge to build up to lol.

  • Johnwilliamlittle

    Its a cycle run filled with fresh air and beauty….Not a heart attack!   But perhaps a challenge to build up to lol.