Cycling Capers!

Over the last few weeks due to Elaina’s ongoing knee problems we’ve not been up any hills. Instead we’ve been out and about on our bikes. The first adventure was a short one to Stevenston Beach, somewhere I’d never actually been to despite living here for 15 years! It really is quite surprising what little gems you can find when you look!

Stevenston Beach with Ardrossan and Arran beyond

Stevenston Beach with Ardrossan and Arran beyond

Our next trip to us to the Isle of Cumbrae and a fantastic circular route. It was so good that we decided to go again the following week this time with Craig who had created his very own map!

X marks the spot!

X marks the spot!

Of course no visit to Cumbrae would be complete without a photo of the Crocodile Rock!

Craig on Crocodile Rock

Craig on Crocodile Rock

We then decided to venture further afield to the Isle of Bute. We drove up to Wemyss Bay to catch the ferry across to Rothesay. Fron there we headed south towards Kingarth and Kilchatten Bay. On the way we got a good, and different, view of Arran.

Looking over to Arran from Bute

Looking over to Arran from Bute

After a quick rest at Kilchattan Bay we headed for a the Kingarth Inn for some lovely Scallops and chips and a pint (or was it two?!).

Elaina relaxing at Kilchattan Bay

Elaina relaxing at Kilchattan Bay

The Kingarth Inn

The Kingarth Inn

Really good day and one we will need to return to with Craig!

So this weekend Craig was desperate to go for another bike ride especially as Elaina’s Dad had given him one of his bikes! Saturday morning wasn’t great but it cleared up in the afternoon so we decided to head to Eglinton Park which is about 4 miles away.

Craig looking very pleased with his "new" second hand bike!

Craig looking very pleased with his "new" second hand bike!

A new adventure park has recently been added to the park including an interesting climbing frame which Craig enjoyed doing a bit of bouldering on!

Craig bouldering!

Craig bouldering!

"Dad, you're upside down!"

"Dad, you're upside down!"

I must admit a was a bit doubtful when I started this cycling lark but have to say I’m quite enjoying it!

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2 Responses to “Cycling Capers!”

  1. I’ll make cyclists out of the pair of you yet 😉

  2. Aye it’s good fun the cycling lark aint it? I’ve been back in the saddle commuting every day last week and again today. I’m saving a fortune in petrol, getting fitter and I actually look forward to the journey.

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