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Cycling in Galloway

The Macmillan bicycle - invented in Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland has a very special place in the history of cycling as the home of Kirkpatrick Macmillan , the inventor of the bicycle. A replica of his invention can be found at the Scottish Cycle Museum at Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill.

Although many years have passed since Kirkpatrick's world changing invention, Dumfries and Galloway still remains an excellent place to cycle with many quiet country highways and byways including National Cycle Route 7 which meanders through the heart of Galloway from Glasgow to Carlisle.

Stages of the Tour of Britain are regularly held on the roads of the region, passing through Dalry enroute to a finish in Dumfries.

It has also become fashionable for cyclists tackling the momentus Lands End to John O'Groats route to stopover in the Glenkens and Brookford B&B offers a much needed resting place for anyone undertaking the challenge.

For more information about Cycling in Dumfries and Galloway, please visit:

VisitScotland.com - Cyling in Dumfries and Galloway

If you want to find out about arranging a cycling holiday in Dumfries and Galloway, please visit:

Galloway Cycling Holidays