Explore | Tour d'Écosse stage 5, part two: Dumbarton – Partick

Season 10, Episode 147,  Nov 07, 2022, 08:30 AM

We rejoin the Tour d’Écosse story midway through stage five, just as Lionel and Simon are about to cross back over the River Clyde and head into Glasgow.

Has Simon got any cash for the ferry crossing? Will the rain dampen their spirits before they reach Partick? And most importantly what's for dinner in Glasgow?

There are three more football grounds to visit, at St Mirren, Rangers and Partick Thistle, plus a visit to the cricket ground that hosted the world’s first football international match 150 years ago.

We hear from Simon Inglis, the author and authority on football ground construction, about how the work of Glasgow-born architect and engineer Archibald Leitch shaped the way we watch the sport today. His stadium designs dominated football during its boom period at the beginning of the 20th Century and one of the finest surviving examples of his work is at Ibrox, home of Rangers.

Then we catch up with Kenny Pryde, whose byline filled cycling magazines in the late 1980s and 1990s when Lionel was getting heavily into professional cycling and who later became a colleague. Kenny talks about the experience of covering Robert Millar’s career.

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