Monday, July 25, 2005

North Ayrshire Loop

Today Tom and I did a loop from Gleniffer Braes above Paisley down the west side of the Barrhead road to Stewarton and over the moors on the east side back to Gleniffer.

When I told my wife Tom and I were cycling from Gleniffer Braes to Stewarton she didn't understand why Stewarton.
I explained if we did it from Stewarton to Gleniffer we would have a great view but no cafe stop, doing it the other way we'd cover all the same ground, get the view twice and a cafe stop, it makes sense to me at least.
She understands food stops so agreed with the reasoning if not the idea of Stewarton as a destination.

On route we passed the model aeroplane flying area at Hartfield Moss and got chatting to an old guy (83years) who had been flying his glider before we arrived, seems there is regular WE meets up there for chat, flying and of course tea in the little hut.
View our route here, except we did it anticlockwise from Gleniffer.


Blogger Jinxx said...

When I was a bit younger I stayed in Barrhead, and I used to cycle along that road all the way down to Saltcoats, ah those where the days.

Now I would not risk riding on that road, to many nutters on it

10:50 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

I agree the Barrhead main road is s
a death trap, however there are loads of minor road running the same way with virtually no traffic, it's a marvelous cycling area, I should know I've been cycling it for... well a long time.

7:24 PM  

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