Thought I’d abandon the obligatory bag of chips for this run. Apart from the fact it was warm, it was only 10 in the morning, so I went all continental and got myself a coffee. Drinking my coffee and sitting on a bench in Largs, watching the ferry leave and take people across to Great Cumbrae. I got on my bike and headed south along the coast. Although, most of the road is not coastal, some of it is, and it was such a nice Sunday, that it didn’t matter. The road takes you through the wee towns of Fairlie, West Kilbride, Saltcoats and Irvine before ending in Troon. This run can be done in 45 mins. This was where I stopped for some ice cream and admired the Mediterranean looking beach. It was a sight to behold, everyone had their summer clothes and i was sitting in my thick biker denims and a motorbike jacket…. Here is the map
How quickly it goes from blowing off “the cobwebs” to “I think my bike could do with a wash”. It was another sunny Mach day, so I took the a wee run down the coast. Heading for Greenock and sticking to the coast road, it has lovely views of the mouth of the clyde. Ending up in largs where you can get a coffee on the beach and the bike parking is free. After soaking in the views and watching the ferry set sail to Cumbrae, it was time to head back. Here is the map
I enjoy the early runs, no traffic, the weather always seems to be better and everywhere is quiet. So I took the opportunity to go down the coast. I took the A737 to Dalry then onto Ardrossan. Stopped at a car park to look out onto the sea view, then back on the road to Largs then up to Greenock and back home again. All before 9am on a Sunday. Here is the run on a map.