If there’s one thing we’ve done a lot of in Cycling Dumfries it’s go on bike rides. We’ve added a ‘Ride Routes’ page to our website to share our favourite rides with you. So if you’re stuck for ideas take at look at the page for some inspiration.
There are a mixture of rides starting at 3 miles and going up to 26 miles. Each ride page gives you a flavour of the ride – how hilly it may be and points of interest to look out for on the way.
Compiling this list has been a great reminder of how fantastic the scenery is in Dumfries and Galloway. Even on a short 3 miler from Dock Park to Kingholm Quay you take in the wild river Nith, detailed old buildings and a braw view of Criffel. Take a longer ride out of toon and you’ll come across historic features covering the last 2000 years. Stone circles, old crannog sites and castles in various states of crumbliness.
All of this set to a backdrop of spectacular scenery and beautiful views, inhabited by some cracking plants and wildlife. Otters, badgers, red squirrels, nightjars, barnacle geese, red kites, osprey, wild garlic, samphire, bluebells, purple hairstreak butterflies . . . And a scattering of lovely tea rooms to top it all off.
We are surrounded by a rich heritage, so what better way to enjoy it than on a bike ride.