Cafe Bingo & Dundee Cyclathon 2021
With more than 15 cafes scattered around North Fife, traffic free paths, forest trails and quiet roads, there's plenty of option for all kinds of cycling here. Why not download your copy of our Cafe Bingo Card (link here) and have fun cycling around here in North Fife.
NFC are supporting this years Dundee Cyclathon - a 2 week challenge to cycle as much as you can - by making a small donation, by joining the challenge (£6) or doing your own fundraising with them for a great cause - The STV Childrens Appeal. link https://www.dundeecyclathon.com/
Here are some suggestions for areas to explore over the next few weeks:- map link You can break the route into a number of smaller rides to do at the pace and distance that suits you.
From the Tay Road Bridge the NCN1 path takes you to Tayport Harbour & Larick cafe (base for the Tayport Climate Festival 24-26 Sept.) then into Tentsmuir Forest trails to Salt & Pine at Kinshaldy - also with car park (entrance £2) for family traffic free cycling in the woods.
Aound Leuchars from Kinshaldy - onto minor roads to historic Leuchars and Fife Cycle Centre. A path past the new University St Andrews campus to Guardbridge Eden Cafe and sweet shop then onto St Andrews with so much to see.
Another route from Tay Road Bridge through Newport-on-Tay along Sustrans 777 road route heads up into some hills around Gauldry and follows the Tay river to Newburgh. Here you can continue around the estuary - the classic 'Tay Loop' to Bridge of Earn, Perth and flat through the Carse of Gowrie back to Dundee.
Cupar can be a start for exploring the town, quite back roads and up to Ceres conservation village, Two Wheel care bike shop and cafe at Pitscottie.
And if you want to join a local club - Dundee Discovery Junior CC, Dundee Thistle CC, Dundee Wheelers CC, all welcome and help new members enjoy their cycling more. (see their facebook pages for details).
Dundee Cycling Forum (facebook page) campaign for improved facilities across the city. link https://www.dundeecycling.co.uk/
New from 26th Sept - the Waterfront Cycling Hub. Between the V & A museum and the Tay Road bridge its going to be a great place to drop by and find out about local cycling activities for everyone, bike repairs and advice.
Enjoy your cycling here!