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…