We’re gearing up for our summer ride programme – as usual, starting in July, we’ll be running family friendly summer rides every Saturday in July and August. No need to book – just meet at Dock Park (at the car park) for a 2pm start.
This year we’ve revised the programme slightly, adding a route to and around the Crichton, and reordering some of the July rides, but the principle will be the same. Each ride is suitable for everyone – from nervous beginners and families with young children, to people who just like to get out and ride sociably at a relaxed pace.
Starting at just over three miles, and building up gradually to 11 miles (out to Mabie Forest), our rides use Dumfries’s cycle paths and quiet back streets and rural roads – while riding in a group gives the additional security of ‘safety in numbers’.
All of our rides have a break in the middle, sometimes at an interesting spot (or a nice view) with a chance for a rest, a chat, a little bit of litter picking if need be, and – most important of all – a wee treat.
If you’re new to cycling or new to the area they are a great way to meet other cyclists and find new routes. And if you’re an old hand, perhaps they’re just a good reminder of how beautiful a region we live in!
Either way, we hope you come along!