After the success of our night ride for Halloween last year, we’re going to run another one – but this year there’s twice the fun with two rides, including one that’s more suitable for younger children
On Wednesday 25th October, Buddies will be running a led ride and ghost hunt along the cycle paths beside the river and through Dock Park for anyone who fancies a bit of spooky fun – it will be on cycle paths and off road the whole way and Buddies can also arrange loans of bikes (including trikes) for those who don’t have their own, but please get in touch with them first to let them know if you need this. Buddies supports adults with learning disabilities, but this ride is open to everyone and will be particularly suitable for families with young kids. Meet at Buddies on Castle St at 4:30 pm. Don’t believe in ghosts? Maybe this ride will change your mind! Come in fancy dress if that’s your thing.
For those who can manage a few more miles on quiet roads (around 26 miles, some quite hilly), and who have good lights on their bike, our own Halloween Night Ride is on Sunday 29th October, just as the clocks go back. Don’t put your bike away just because the evenings have gone dark – instead embrace the night and enjoy the dark skies of our country roads.
We’ll meet at Dock Park at 4pm, and then set out along the Maxwellton Path, up the Glen, towards Glenkiln Reservoir just as the dusk descends and the bats start to fly. We’ll climb up and descend past Speddoch, coming back along the Irongray Road into Dumfries again and undoubtedly the pub.
Note that we will be riding on unlit country roads, so it will be dark! You will need good lights, especially the front one.