Summer is over … but the fun (and the cycling) needn’t stop

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Summer ride participants

We’ve had a brilliant summer of rides – our best ever. We need to add up the mileage but between everyone who came, we must have cycled well over 600 miles, not bad given an age range from 5 to well over 80 …

But just because summer is over, doesn’t mean cycling should stop. Quite apart from the fact that September often has nicer weather than August, we’ve got two huge new events on the cycling calendar for September this year, that will hopefully keep those bikes out of the shed for a few weeks longer … So please mark your calendars now:

Friday September 18th Big Bike Breakfast

Bikes parked up outside the council officesWhether you cycle to work, school, college, or just for fun – show up on a bike at the Council Offices on English Street between 7am and 9am for a free bacon roll (or an egg roll for vegetarians) and a chance to talk to the powers that be about cycling in the town. This is always a fantastic and friendly occasion and we’ll be offering quick safety checks for bikes, and hopefully also free bike security marking from the police. Please come along, and also spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested … find out more

Saturday September 19th: Kidical Massive

kidical massive flyerAs our summer rides showed, children just love getting out on their bikes, but it’s hard to find spaces where it’s safe for little legs to pedal. Kidical Mass is a global movement to make kids on bikes more visible – and this year they’re planning a global event – Kidical Massive – to take place on International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Aaarr!). After the success of our summer rides, we thought we’d put Dumfries on the Kidical Massive map – so let’s see how many kids and their families we can assemble on bikes? Meet at Dock Park at 2pm to ride to the Heathhall mountain bike track (or meet us at the track if you don’t think you can manage the full 6 miles) for fun, piracy and home baking! Pirate costumes (and, indeed, children) optional… find out more

 

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2 responses to “Summer is over … but the fun (and the cycling) needn’t stop

  1. And how about getting out and about discovering Galloway cycling as it was 100 years ago with SR Crockett and his daughter Maisie on ‘The Sweetheart Trails’ ? Free downloadable guide: https://www.gallowayraiders.co.uk/get-on-your-bike-with-src.html

  2. rfinnie9jh@btinternet.com

    Sorry. I will not be available for the week 12/19 Sept so will miss big breakfast and pirates. Hope both go well.   Raymond

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