Winter Rides

bikes and autumn leaves

What better way to enjoy the countryside whatever the season than by bike?

No need to put your bike away just because summer has gone. Although we don’t run them as frequently as our summer rides, we have a monthly programme of accessible sociable rides throughout winter exploring the quiet roads and cycle routes around Dumfries. They’re longer than our summer ones – about 20-25 miles – and a wee bit hillier, but they’ll always be taken at an easy pace with an emphasis on taking time to discover some hidden delights of the area rather than just putting in the miles.

We’re in the process of updating our ride programme for 2020/2021 to take in the new realities of life with coronavirus so watch this space but rides usually take place on the last Sunday of every month, starting in October.

We’ve put together a FAQ which should hopefully answer any of your questions about these rides – but if you’re still unsure, feel free to email cyclingdumfries@gmail.com for more information.

Rides will continue regardless of the weather unless in the opinion of the ride leader it would be dangerous (or no fun), so bring a waterproof and whatever you need to stay warm on the bike. All of the routes will keep to quiet rural roads, residential streets and cycle paths wherever possible and the pace will be ‘at the speed of chat’.

If you’d like to find out more or check a ride is going ahead, email us on cycling DOT dumfries AT gmail DOT com

16 thoughts on “Winter Rides”

  1. This is so cool! Sadly, the children have music lessons on Saturday mornings now, so can’t join you for the megaliths one but I am gutted!
    Brilliant programme.

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