Summer arrived in time for our first summer ride – a quick spin along both banks of the Nith and down as far as Kingholm Quay. Six riders managed the three miles with ease – and our youngest participant was out in front for most of the riverside path, finding the pace of the adults a little sedate. Lucky he had a good loud bell.
The only fly in the ointment was that the pedestrian/bike signal on the toucan crossing from Dock Park back to the Whitesands is broken again (it wasn’t working last summer either, curiously) which made for a bit of guesswork crossing the road. It’s been reported to the council so hopefully it will be fixed by next week.
The other fly in the ointment was that the works at Dock Park mean the lovely Cupcake Cafe is closed – a terrible blow to the post-ride debrief and cake stop. We couldn’t let any bike ride go past without some carbohydrate, so a batch of coconut macaroons was rustled up in short order to fill the gap.
Next week we’ll be visiting Lincluden Abbey – a favourite on last year’s ride. Here’s hoping this weather will hold and we get a good turnout for a grand day out. We may even bring some more cakes…