Saturday 9th July. Another easy ride, this time taking in the historic site of Lincluden Collegiate Church, which dates back to the 12th Century. Just over 4 miles with a stop to wander round the ruins.
From Dock Park we head up the Whitesands along the shared use path and cross the Nith at the College Bridge. From there we follow the residential College Road to the bridge crossing over the A75. The spiral ramp can be a bit of a challenge so people may wish to wheel their bikes. We then follow more quiet streets to the Abbey. Return in a bit of a loop round quiet roads, and then cross over the A75-A76 roundabout on the shared bridge. After a short stretch on the Maxwelltown path we rejoin the outward route down College Road and back along the Whitesands.
Four miles might seem a long way until you cycle it – and then you’ll realise it’s not! We’ll take this at a really leisurely pace so it will be a gentle start for anyone who hasn’t got their bike out of the shed for a while – or is still wondering if cycling is for them. It’s mostly pretty flat too, except for the bridges over the A75. Suitable for all ages, although children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
Meet at Dock Park at 2pm. There’s free parking all day for cars if you’re coming from further afield.