Dumfries Cycling

Introduction.

Welcome to the Dumfries Cycling web site.

On this site you will find all my favourite road routes and mountain bike trails, with an unbiased review on each one.

I have been a keen cyclist for many years now. My main pursuit having been mountain biking (trails). These day's I'm mainly road cycling, although I participate in both.

I hear many people complaining that Dumfries is a dump and that it's gone downhill, and there's nothing to do here etc... If you're a cyclist however, you're blessed. We are in the heart of mountain biking country, with the '7 Stanes Trail Centres' all nearby. We have some excellent cycling roads on our doorstep with fantastic scenery and attractions - You just need to get out and see it. And in my opinion the best way's by bike!

I'm in the process of rebuilding this site. If you have any comments, ideas, reviews, additional content or anything you'd like to see on this site please email me.

Dumfries Cycling

Dumfries Cycling

General Advice

You don't want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere unprepared. Always take water, money, an extra layer, tool kit, puncture repair kit, extra tube, pump, shades or glasses, a mobile phone and a snack.

Learn how to Service and maintain your own bike(s), you can't always rely on your LBS to get it right. Avoid Dumfries Cycle Paths, they're littered with glass and other nasty stuff. The red cycle lanes on the side of the road can sometimes be dangerous. You aren't obliged to use this lane, so if you feel safer in the traffic lane, use it. Watch out for pot-holes and beware - sometimes puddles conceal them. Never assume a motorist sees you, make eye contact with them at junctions and make sure they spot you. Cycle confidently, and be courteous to all road users...including taxi and bus drivers :-)

Dumfries Cycling