Saturday 24th February 2024 9:30am

Starting from - The ride starts and ends at the far end of the car park at Lanark Lifestyles (behind the leisure centre). The leisure centre has toilets, which we are welcome to use (out of courtesy, please notify the reception desk).
, ML11 7DL

This Lanark Community Cycles ride is open for anyone to join

  • 23.9 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road
  • 3 hr
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Organized by groups in the community, these rides are a great way to meet new people, explore your local area and to have fun riding your bike. You can find rides that are suitable for your level of experience and interests whilst enjoying being part of a social cycling community.

Starting point

ML11 7DL

As this is our first ride of 2024, this will be a leisurely cycle. The main focus is getting out on our bikes and enjoying the great scenery and the company.

We leave the historic market town of Lanark on the cycle path passing the scenic Lanark Loch and racecourse before crossing the Clyde at Hyndford Bridge (built in 1773 by Alexander Stevens) and heading left to Pettinain. We are then on quiet, back roads and head over to Thankerton.

There is an option here to visit the the Tinto Tea Room for those in need of nourishment….or wait until we get back to Covington for those who fancy a fresh milk shake from the Milk Bar.

We then cross the Boat Bridge for the first time and do a quick loop round Quothquan before crossing the Boat Bridge again and head back to Covington. We pass a memorial to Rev, Donald Cargill, a 17th century Scottish Presbyterian and Covenanter and a memorial to Robert Burns. Both men are believed to have stayed at Covington Mains Farm.

We then cross return to Hyndford Bridge to cross the Clyde again before climbing back up to Lanark.

Please note that the vast majority of this route is on cycle paths and quiet roads, but the 0.5 mile stretch between the Pettinain road end and Hyndford Bridge is on a busier A road.

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