West coast & Cumbrae Island cycle

Leisure Cycling/Any Bike
Jul 23
2022

5 people attending

5 places left

Your price
£12.50
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Easy Moderate Very Hard
40 + mile cycle

Please note ferry crossing cost is not included in the event cost and attendees will need to pay this at the port (£3.60 return)

This 43-mile ride including 400m of ascent is being jointly led by Drew and James. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced cyclists. If you have recently completed a 30-mile cycle ride you should be well suited to complete this ride.

The event will mostly take place mostly on quiet roads, cycle paths or shared use pavements alongside busier roads.

Starting from Ardrossan South Beach Station at 1030am (the 0948 train from Glasgow Central will get you there on time), we head up the B780 towards Dalry past the windmills and reservoirs then turn left onto the B781 down towards West Kilbride. We’ll take a right before West Kilbride down towards Fairlie and onto a cycle path. We follow the path along the seafront until we get to Largs Marina and past the Largs Pencil Monument where we head to the Ferry Terminal and catch the ferry over to the Isle of Cumbrae.

An easy 10 miles round the island, perhaps stopping for lunch on the other side of the island at the fantastic Fintry Bay Cafe then at the Crocodile Rock for a photo or two.

We catch the ferry back over to Largs and then back along the Cycle path. This time we head through Hunterston Estate, past Hunterston Castle and down to Portencross for spectacular views over to the Island of Arran and of Portencross Castle. Finally heading back to Ardrossan to finish. Those who don't feel up to the whole trip can leave us at Largs (after 26 miles) where there are hourly trains back to Ardrossan and Glasgow.

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Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.

 

all photos taken by James Williamson (ayrshiredude)

hunterson castle
Largs pencil tower
hunterson castle
Largs pencil tower

Location

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