Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The Flintstones

Tom and I had a short (3.5hr) road cycle today from Lochwinnoch to Kilmacolm using a combination of cyce track a minor roads.
The sun shone pleasantly and in Kilmacolm we stopped of at Java Minute Cafe for coffee and cake, returning through the Quarriers Village and the cycle route.
I'm not a great fan of cycle routes they can be a bit boring with not much outlook, next time I'll try to keep more to the minor roads.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Loch Eck Circuit

We did the Glen Branter downhill, that coupled with the monster climb on the east side of the loch made it hard going. Unfortunately the forestry commission have almost trashed the last bit of the forest road by digging the ditch and scattering the rubbish all over the road, so it rough as hell. That aside it was a very nice long day out on the bikes.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Galston Sorn and Mauchline

Took a little homemade camera out for a photo spin on the bike today from Galston to Sorn, Catrine, and Mauchline the photo results were pretty poor but the cycling in warm sun on the longest day of 2010 was rather pleasant.
I sure hope this weather last a while yet.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Around Kilmarnock

It was a lovely warm day today, ideal for a bit of road biking.
I decided to put the bike in the car, go across to Kilmaurs and do a Kilmarnock circuit.
It really is a wonderful cycle full of interest, Kilmaurs Toll house, Fenwick church, Loudoun Kirk, Barr Castle and near the finish Dundonald castle, all on quiet country roads for about 30 miles, beautiful.
Three tea rooms to choose from on route, Balmoral mill shop, Hays Garden Centre and Dundonald Castle visitor centre (summer only).
Today I stopped of at two of them, after all I was in no hurry to end a wonderful day out on the bike.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A little tour

I did a little camping cycle tour over the past few days, parts were good and parts were not so good but it was all worthwhile.

A few of many

View a slideshow and video here

This is the route details.

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