A great cycle with few climbs.
10 (ish) miles all in. Forestry road and main road.
Completed this cycle one night after work, taking advantage of the lighter nights we now have.
Leaving from Kilbride car park following the forestry road, a quite straight forward route. The first climb of significance is from where the road splits to the new link road and bridge. Continuing straight on you wind up the hill and follow it as it switches back carrying on climbing till you get to the bench overlooking Dunoon. There’s also the option of a wee downhill track returning to the forestry road if you want a short cycle. Note, this is a shared track with other users.
Continuing heading South is enjoyable and the climb above Ardhallow isn’t to bad. Just before the climb there’s the chance to look North towards Dunoon for a great view through the trees.
Continuing to the quarry which has recently been active there are more great views over the Firth of Clyde.
Finally before the descent to main road a view over Innellan and surroundings.
As you continue south the road splits. Turning right takes you out to Auchafour at Toward, but today’s journey was destined for Innellan, taking a left down hill. The descent to Innellan doesn’t take long with one more turn to the left, through a gate which takes you to the reservoir at the Golf Club continuing to Wyndham Rd.
From the forestry road turn left onto main road , past the school and down Royal Brae. Before you start your return you can get refreshments from the local shop, or a choice of two premises selling meals and stronger refreshments!! The return is easy, especially if the wind is behind you and you can be back in Dunoon in no time.
A great after work or a ‘few hours spare’ cycle that gives great views. Always the option for adding more miles or returning on the forestry road if you like.