A Castle and an Ice Cream
5 people attending
3 places left
A leisurely cycle leaving From Glasgow Green and heading down to the Ayrshire Coast. We'll head through Queens Park and Newton Mearns before heading south where we'll cut through the top end of Kilmarnock to join the Irvine - Kilmarnock Cycle path, a disused railway. We'll then cut off before Dreghorn and over to Dundonald where we'll have a stop for refreshments at the Dundonald Castle Visitors Centre Cafe. After this we'll head over the hill and down into Troon where we can have an Ice Cream (for those of us not on a diet) before we head to Troon Railway Station where we can get trains back to Kilwinning and Glasgow. In total 34 miles with some hills. Please be aware some of the route is on main roads.
This event is suitable for all bikes. This is a group cycle and nobody gets left behind.
The proposed route can be found in the detailed info for members.
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Photos: Trip Advisor, Gillianswalks
What to bring
Bike: any bike you like.
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, shorts are great even in rain as they allow free movement of your legs. Avoid jeans, which are uncomfortable when wet, and baggy tracksuit bottoms, which can snag in the chain. Colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: grippy soles if your bike has standard pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
Plenty of water is a must. We'll stop at several points along the way for a rest so bring snacks and a packed lunch. We'll stop at the Cafe at Dundonald Castle but this will be later on.