Welcome to NHS Lanarkshire's Bike User Group

For cycling events throughout the year, see: bikeeventsscotland.com.

If you're just getting into cycling, see NHS Inform's Cycling page.


Cyclescheme works with employers to allow you to buy a bicycle and save on tax. It's paid for 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:

  • NCN74: links Kirklands HQ to Blantyre and Uddingston train stations. Connects to NCN75 in north and goes south via Strathclyde Park and Lesmahagow to Gretna. 
  • NCN75: goes past Coatbridge Health Centre and Coatbridge Central station. Wider route goes east-west from Glasgow to Edinburgh via Airdrie.
  • NCN756: goes north from East Kilbride towards the Southside of Glasgow.