A cycling group will be serving up a treat to pedal-powered commuters next Friday morning as they pedal along the Whitesands on their way to work or school. The annual Dumfries Bike Breakfast is this year going to be held outside the Coach and Horses pub, alongside the town’s busiest cycle commuter route. Between 7am and 9am on Friday 21st September anyone who arrives on a bike (or trike) can enjoy a complimentary hot roll, tea or coffee and juice – and a chance to talk over cycling issues with local politicians and officials.
Cycle campaign group Cycling Dumfries are organising the free event to celebrate the contribution of cyclists in keeping the town moving and to bring people who cycle together with councillors, MSPs and the relevant officials. Hot rolls will be supplied by the nearby Dumfries Ice Cream and Coffee House while the Coach and Horses pub will be opening its doors to provide shelter if need be. Participants will be able to use the time to identify gaps in the cycling network locally, which will be fed back to the council as part of their strategy to improve conditions for active travel.
Cycling Dumfries Convenor Sally Hinchcliffe said, “For the last few years we’ve held this event at the council buildings, but ironically they weren’t that easy to cycle to. So this year, we’re taking it to the cyclists and holding our bike breakfast on the Whitesands, the most heavily cycled route in Dumfries. We hope that means more people will be able to stop by on their way to work, school or college, or even if they’re just out for a bike ride.“
More details https://cyclingdumfries.wordpress.com/about/events/bike-breakfast/