The ‘Round Strathaven 50’ Charity cycle event was held for the first time in 2002, using the same route as two 50 mile sponsored walks organised by the Strathaven Scout Group in 1968 and 1970. It has attracted an increasing number of participants each year, and in its 16 years to date has raised over £100,000 for the benefit of both the Strathaven Scouts and Guides, a number of local Scottish Charities including Capability Scotland, CHAS Scotland, the East Kilbride based Kilbryde Hospice Appeal and Child Line in Scotland and also of the Charity, Health Help International, for its work of healing and help for the poor and destitute in Southern India and Zambia.

Roadworks update - We have just been informed (by a cyclist) that the roadworks on Lawrie Street, Stonehouse are passable for pedestrians and bikes can be pushed through. It is a short stretch of about 100m or so. No news yet on the Milheugh closure that starts Monday but worst case this can be avoided by using one of the roads that cross to Glassford slightly higher up the route. ... See MoreSee Less

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Round Strathaven 50

Roadworks Alert on Round Strathaven 50 route

It has been brought to our attention that South Lanarkshire Council have decided to undertake road repairs on the classic Round Strathaven 50 route with road closures in the Stonehouse area during August and September (see below for details). We are unable to advise whether these closures will be passable by bike or on foot.

We would therefore suggest that you consider either an alternative route possibly including some of the open RS50 route or even undertake a truncated version. Other options would be to do a different route or cycle the RS50 before or after the closure dates. With this in mind an extended date window seems sensible - rather than the week to 23rd August we would encourage you to take part any time from now until 30th September.

Finally we would emphasise that you should comply with the government guidelines in force at the time relating to Covid as well as all legal requirements for cyclists including any road restrictions that apply.

Information from SLC :

Bents and Station Highway closed between Glassford Water Treatment Works and A723 Strathaven to Hamilton Road from Sunday 9 August to Wednesday 12 August for road resurfacing works. Diversion via Station Road, Jackson Street, Alston Street, Millar Street, C122 Strathaven to Glassford Road, Hamilton Road, A723 Strathaven to Hamilton Road and vice versa.

Millheugh Road is closed between the viaduct and Broomelton Road from Monday 10 August until Monday 24 August to allow bridge repairs and drainage works. Local access will be maintained.

Lawrie Street is closed between the entrance to Alexander Hamilton Park and Crow Road from Monday 13 July to Friday 25 September to allow Scottish Water to carry out essential sewer replacement works.

A726 Glasgow Road closed between Woodhill Road and Overton Avenue from Monday 3 August to Thursday 6 August for carriageway resurfacing.
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