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Wed Feb 17th 2021
Virtual Club Social - Cycling in Dumfries and Galloway
Leader:
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
8:00 pm
Start Location:
On Zoom
Description:
For our club social this week, Lorna and Steve Swanton will share their experience of cycling in this less-visited but beautiful corner of Scotland last summer. This included a visit to Keir Mill to pay their respects to Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the inventor of the pedal cycle.

A recurring Zoom link has been sent out to club members by email. If you would like to join us but haven't received or lost the link, please get in touch with Steve by email and he will forward it.
Please BYOB...
Riders:
Carin Tranter
David Bridge
David Jackson
Gerry Jones
Jan McCabe
John Tranter
Lorna Swanton
Peter Hallowell
Roger Postbeschild
Sally Bensoussis
Stephanie Haddrell
Steve Swanton
Susan Holdroyd
Riders = 13
Report:
Lorna and I enjoyed reminiscing about our holiday in the South-West of Scotland last August. Peter and Jan also shared their experiences of cycling in Dumfries and respective visits to Keir Mill and Drumlanrig castle. Sadly, the museum at Drumlanrig was closed due to covid last year, but Peter thoroughly recommended it for a return visit - apparently it has an exceptional bike collection including replica Macmillan bicycles old and new (see pic below).
We had an interesting discussion about the history of the bicycle, the merits of fixed-centre cycling holidays, LeJOG, luggage for gravel bikes and the delights of cycling in less visited places such as D&G and Northumberland.
Lovely to see Sally and Gerry, who joined us for the first time.
Thanks everyone for another enjoyable club social.
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Start Locations
WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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1* - Suitable for irregular, social, beginner or family riders, pace will match the slower riders. Not hilly or long. Expect rides up to 3 hours. Gentle exercise.
2* - Suitable for regular riders who prefer to cover some distance but at a more relaxed pace. Likely to be half-day rides. Solid exercise.
3* - Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination! Likely to be half or full-day rides. Challenging exercise.
4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
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