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Welcome to NHS Lanarkshire's Bike User Group. The BUG aims to bring together people in NHSL who cycle so that we can improve the cycling experience at our facilities.

If you're just getting into cycling, see this cycling page on NHS Inform.
For cycling events throughout the year, see: www.bikeeventsscotland.com.


Cyclescheme works with employers to allow you to buy a bicycle and save on tax. It's paid in installments taken off your salary (before tax is calculated so you pay less tax). You can include accessories like lights, locks, etc. in the 'package' that you buy.

You choose your goods at a participating bike shop then get a quote. You submit that through your account on the Cyclescheme website. Once it's been processed by the Finance dept, you get a voucher to take to the bike shop to exchange for your bike (and/or accessories).

After a fixed period, you pay a small one-off fee to keep the bike. The NHS Lanarkshire code for Cyclesheme is 3149eb.


Lanarkshire has three National Cycle Network routes (see NCN map):

  • NCN route 74: links Kirklands HQ to Blantyre and Uddingston train stations. Connects to NCN75 into Glasgow (Clyde Walkway river path). Goes south through Hamilton to Strathclyde Park. Guide to NCN74 from Strathclyde Park to Elvanfoot (by Community Action Lanarkshire). 
  • NCN route 75: goes past Coatbridge Health Centre and Coatbridge Central station. Route goes east-west from Glasgow to Edinburgh via Airdrie.
  • NCN route 756: goes north from East Kilbride towards the Southside of Glasgow.

The above are a mixture of on road sections and off-road paths.