MayKM 162: Kirkpatrick Macmillan Cycle Rally
From: Drumlanrig Castle to: [n/a] (various rides) Start: various start times, Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, near Dumfries The KM Rally takes place close to the home of the bicycle, and features social cycle rides in an area of terrific scenery and quiet roads. A number of guided rides take place over the weekend, and route cards are also available so that you can alternatively travel at your own pace. Camping is available on site and there are B&Bs nearby. Meals available at Castle Tearooms; slide shows and ceilidh for evening entertainment. Closing date for entries: Attendees must book in advance
From: Ayr to: Ayr (157km round trip) Start: 09:00, Ayr Youth Hostel Cycle a designated route round South Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway. The route visits Drongan, New Cumnock, Drumlanrig Castle, Moniaive, Carsphairn and Dalmellington. This is a self led tour to with a time limit of approx. 13 hours. Entry fee: £4.00
From: Glasgow to: Glasgow (Around 20 miles) Start: 10:00, Bell's Bridge, Exhibition Centre, Finnieston, Glasgow; or Glasgow Central Station Train to Wemyss Bay, ferry to Bute, cycle round Bute, ferry back to Wemyss Bay, train to Glasgow Organiser: GoBike! (Strathclyde Cycle Campaign)The Tayside Transgression 300km Audax
From: Carnbo by Kinross to: Carnbo by Kinross (300km round trip) Start: 06:00, Carnbo Village Hall A 300km Audax under Audax UK regs. through scenic Tayside. Includes the full length of Glen Lyon. See web site for full details. Entry fee: £5
From: Glasgow to: Millport (Distance n/a) Start: 10:00, Bell's Bridge, Exhibition Centre, Finnieston, Glasgow Following NCR75 through the Renfrewshire countryside, liberally adorned with attractive milepost sculptures, with back roads from Kilmacolm to Loch Thom (short gravelly off-road section) culminating in a breathtaking steep downhill into Largs. Ferry from Largs to Millport with the obligatory circuit of the Isle of Cumbrae. Return from Largs by train.
From: Dundee to: Arbroath (48 miles easy going round trip) Start: 10:30, Discovery Point, Dundee Enjoyable easy going ride on part of North Sea Cycle Route. Cafe stops at Carnoustie, Arbroath and Carmyllie.
From: Edinburgh or Bowling to: Falkirk (each route is approx 30 miles one-way) Start: 09:00 - 11:00, Details on registration THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDThe Great Drumtochty Challenge
From: 5 miles north of Drumlithie to: n/a (set your own course) Start: 11:00 to 16:00, OS map 45 grid ref 764865 Mountain bike orienteering at it's best. suitable for all ability of riders. see website for full details Entry fee: adult £8 Junions £3
From: Glasgow to: Glasgow (around 10 miles) Start: 10:00, Bell's Bridge, Exhibition Centre, Finnieston, Glasgow. Pedal the Parks - Bell's Bridge, Bellahouston Park, Pollok Park, Queens Park finishing at Maxwell Park for the Strawberry Social.
From: Fort William to: [n/a] (Distance n/a) Start: n/a, Off Beat Downhill Bike Track, Nevis Range, near Fort William The Nevis Range mountain biking trail is the sole UK venue in the Tissot UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2002, the world's most prestigious mountain biking series. Around 300 world-class riders from over 25 nations are expected to compete in Downhill mountain biking and 4-Cross (a new event where four riders start together, battling down a special jump-filled course). A full programme of family events is also being organised in the Event Village, including demonstrations, have a go sessions, displays, competitions, autograph sessions, live music, shops and some unusual street theatre. Entry fee: Tickets required for spectators (price unknown)
From: Helensburgh to: Balloch (via 3 lochs) (Distance n/a) Start: 10:00 approx [TBC], Glasgow Central Station for train to Helensburgh A scenic ride on mainly quiet roads in wooded countryside, rising past Garelochhead with beautiful views over the Firth of Clyde. Lunch stop in Arrochar. After one unavoidable mile of the busy A82, the entire route down magnificent Loch Lomond is traffic-free, via the old road and trails/paths (fairly rough in places: sturdy tourer or hybrid recommended) to Balloch at the foot of the loch.Bike Week: Sat 15 June - Sun 23 June
Bike Week promotes the National Cycling Strategy to get 'more people cycling more often'. All over the UK, all kinds of people will be organising all kinds of cycling events, from cycle clubs to Bicycle Users' Groups, from local authorities to schools. Why not organise an event at your workplace? The Bike2Work theme runs all week and provides the ideal opportunity to encourage your colleagues to give the bike a go: arrange for experienced 'bike buddies' to escort new cyclists to work, showing them the safest and best cycling routes. Perhaps you can arrange for a free bicycle breakfast or lunch at your workplace to reward people who cycle to work. You could even organise a leisurely bike from work to relax and unwind at the end of the day along a local cycle route, or to a nearby cafe or pub.
From: Edinburgh to: [n/a] (100 miles) Start: [unknown time], Edinburgh (Check details with organiser) Quiet roads in beautiful Perthshire scenery. Edinburgh Bicycle Cycling leader, meals, tea stops. Transport from Edinburgh in the BikeBus and full support - all you have to do is ride your bike for 100 miles. Book early as this gets filled up!
From: Galashiels to: various (Distance n/a) Start: 0930, Queens Centre, Melrose Road, Galashiels Day one of weekend-long cycling festival. Choice of guided rides: Challenge Route: The Kelso Loop (45 miles), Enthusiast Route: Scott's View and Mosshouses (22 miles), Family Route: Along the Tweed to Trimontium (11 miles), Off-road Challenge Route: The Three Brethren (21 miles), Plus free festival barbeque in evening! Register in advance for free T shirt. All riders entered into prize draw for Raleigh mountain bike courtesy of Gala Cycles. Entry fee: £3 (adult), Free for under-16s
From: Kirkintilloch to: Falkirk (14.5 miles) Start: 12.30, Townhead bridge, Kirkintilloch 14.5 mile cycle ride from Kirkintilloch to Falkirk along the canal paths. Solve the clues along the way and you could win a major prize courtesy of Bike Wise. There is also a prize for the person who raises the most sponsorship. All proceeds go to Deafblind Scotland. Entry fee: £5