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7 Ways to Get Cycling

We've come up with 7 ways you can get cycling around Dumfries and Galloway. You'll find quick and easy ideas and opportunities that will allow you to cycle your bike in the town.

Number 1 Explore Dumfries Cycle Routes
pdf icon Download our Dumfries Cycle map [1Mb] and start exploring the great network of routes Dumfries has to offer.

Number 2 Cycle in the countryside
pdf icon Download the cycling leisure guide [1Mb] or phone us on 0800 0234 586 and we will post one out to you.

Number 3 Join a Social Ride
The CTC operate social rides for beginners through to seasoned cyclists. To find out about local rides, pdf icon download the Social Bike Rides in and around Dumfries and Galloway leaflet [83kb]Find out more from the local CTC website.

Number 4 Take a GoSmart Bike Challenge
If you have never cycled before, try a short bike ride around your local area. If you're an experienced cyclist, why not challenge yourself to cycle further or somewhere new? Find out more about GoSmart Bike Challenges.

Number 5 Bike2Go
Don't own a bicycle but want to try it out? Or live out of town but would like to cycle during your lunch break? Join Scotland's first self-hire bike scheme and use the bikes to travel around Dumfries.

Number 6 Treasure Hunt
Explore the local cycle routes and find out more about your local area by answering the GoSmart treasure hunt questions. You can download a treasure hunt map and question paper now.

Number 7 Try Mountain Biking
Visit one of the 7stanes mountain biking tracks
. Did you know Dumfries and Galloway is known as the "cycling heaven" with cyclists from all over the country coming here to enjoy our wonderful facilities?

Number 8 Find a Cycle Buddy
Join DGTripshare and click on cycle buddy to see if you can find someone to cycle with you. Find out more and join DGTripshare today.

Still stuck for ideas?

Email the GoSmart Advice Team today and we can help you if you're still in need of inspiration. You can also tell us your own great ideas for cycling in Dumfries, find out more from the Tell Us page of this website.

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