Monday, 5 April 2010

Whithorn bike ride

4th April 2010

Route on Garmin Connect

We set out for our first 100 mile day. The first section was though forest to Glenluce, before heading down the coast to Port William, where we had our first cafe stop after 36 miles. We then carried on down the coast to Isle of Whithorn and made the out and back detour to Burrow Head. Shortly after turning back northwards we cut into Whithorn for our second cafe stop of the day after about 57 miles. Heading back north we had great views of the snow-covered Merrick hills. At Wigtown we just kept going and at Kirkcowan after 88 miles Ellie had clearly had enough, so we dived onto the A75 for the short route back to Newton Stewart to make sure we got back before the shops shut. The route followed quiet roads in spring sunshine for most of the day, and we managed 153 km or 95 miles.

2 comments:

Ian said...

What type of Bike are you using Chris?

Chris said...

I've been using an ancient Specialized Hardrock mountain bike - bought in 1993 I think. I do have a Cannondale road bike as well, but haven't used it lately.