Charity registered in Scotland - SC012153.

Groups

The Largs OIR Cycling Group meets weekly on Thursdays from about 10a.m. until mid to late afternoon and at present we have about 8 to 10 regular cyclists in their 50’S, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
The length of the ride depends on the weather and the time of year.
We use a variety of bikes to suit our own needs – road, hybrid, mountain and even electric bikes. We wear a variety of comfortable clothing – Lycra is NOT essential but waterproofs are recommended!
We have no set programme as the route is decided by some of the most regular riders on the Tuesday prior to the ride, taking into account the forecast for the following Thursday. All members are then informed by group email of the time and meeting place.
We try to use cycle tracks and minor roads avoiding steep hills if possible.
We regularly use the train from Largs to reach more distant cycle routes. A popular starting point is Kilwinning as there are many lovely rides in that locality. Other starting points include Prestwick, Ardrossan, Glengarnock, Johnstone and Glasgow. For those that find the distances too strenuous the routes often pass near convenient railway stations which can provide a quick, easy, ‘escape’ and a trip home by train.
We often use the ferries – a trip around Millport being a favourite ride. During the summer months we have travelled as far as Rothesay, Dunoon and Kilcreggan to start our rides.
We ALWAYS have a coffee/lunch stop or a picnic on the occasional warm, sunny day.
We welcome riders who have a reliable bike, some cycling experience, and can manage a distance of about 15 to 25 miles. The rides are always tailored to the least experienced, slowest rider. No-one is ever left behind and should a problem arise with a bike then several of us carry some tools and have the skills to do minor roadside repairs. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact one of the following riders:


Dorothy Belch 01475 689855,    Jean Williamson 01294 823889,    Jim MacDonald 01475 672621

 

 

 

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