Galloway Cycling Holidays, as the name suggests, run bicycle holidays in Dumfries & Galloway. Thornhill in the Nith Valley is one of the hubs for their guests and a wonderful place for them to stay and do stunning day-long rides. Through the Spot-lit.eu business support programme, Galloway Cycling Holidays have developed a website https://www.gallowaycycling.com and a self-guiding trail starting at Drumlanrig Castle with links to Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and the landscapes of Burns, Barrie, Crockett and Buchan feeding into the Kirkpatrick loop.
Watch The Video made by Patrick Rooney (DEAR FRIEND Films) and Holly Young and her wonderful sons Freddy & Rowan make our Kirkpatrick Loop around Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate to the grave of the inventor of the pedal bike come alive. We love this little movie – and the 10 mile ride is just bliss and will make you smile – promise!
A book by a local author – Jamesie Burns and the Bicycle Thieves, by Ian Barr – begins the adventure and Galloway Cycling Holidays want to help more people discover their unsung local hero. Kirkpatrick Macmillan , ‘Inventor of the bicycle’ is what it says on the grave of the Scottish blacksmith buried in a remote cemetery near Thornhill. Watch animated video: The Worlds First Bicycle‘ .
Find Out More about Galloway Cycling Holidays HERE.
Courtesy of Galloway Cycling Holidays.