Glasgow Green

One of Glasgow's most beloved green spaces, Glasgow Green is going to see action from BMX Freestyle to Trials in 2023.

The McLennan Arch at Glasgow Green

Overview

The city’s oldest and arguably most loved city park, Glasgow Green is the perfect place to go for a walk, play, run, cycle or simply a space to relax! But, if you’re competing at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, the ideal place to nail a 360° frontflip. 

For the first time ever this August, Glasgow Green will welcome the world’s best BMX Freestyle Park, BMX Flatland and Trials riders get together to compete for medals, entertain the masses and make even more history in Glasgow’s storied east end.

Fun Facts!

The word “Glasgow” means “Dear Green Place” in Gaelic. And there’s nowhere more dear or more green in the city than the 55 hectare Glasgow Green - just a short walk from the city centre.

It was 1450 when King James II granted the land to the public. Over the centuries, it’s been used for grazing, washing and bleaching linen, drying fishing nets, and swimming. And as of 2023, you can add BMX riding to the list!

Glasgow Green won the coveted Green Flag in 2011, recognising the park as a national benchmark for green space.

The People’s Palace is well worth a visit for learning about the history of the great city or just grabbing something to eat in between heats.

There’s plenty to see by bike, including National Cycle Route 75 (connecting Argyll to Edinburgh), the 143ft tall Nelson's Monument, St. Andrew's Suspension Bridge, McLennan Arch, plus monuments and fountains galore.

Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green, Greendyke St, Saltmarket.
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