Galloway ReCycle Sportive

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Experience the beautiful Galloway hills from two wheels in this sportive cycle. With three distances to choose from, there is something for everyone. Pass lochs and ride along the coast to Kirkcudbright, catching breathtaking views on your way. Run by volunteers, all money raised goes to charity.
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Medium Route, Long Route, and Short Route
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Calendar
Sat, 6 Aug 2022
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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4.8
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Location
St Mary St, Kirkcudbright DG6, UK
Start times
Sat, 6 Aug 2022
Short Route:
9:30am |
Medium Route:
8:30am |
Long Route:
8:30am
Here's what races are available for Galloway ReCycle Sportive
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30mi
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67mi
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78mi
Starting and finishing at the Kirkcudbright Church Hall in St Mary Street all three of these routes take riders through a variety of quiet, beautiful scenery along the coast, beside lochs, through woodland and up and down some fantastic hills.
All routes will be clearly way-marked and marshalled to ensure you stay on the correct course. Route 78 details : Start 8.30 - 9.00 am From the start in Kirkcudbright (caution) follow the B727 north east through Gelston bearing left signposted Dalbeattie joining the A745 at Buittle where turn left into Castle Douglas. Right at the roundabout (caution) then immediate left at the pedestrian crossing. Forward at the next crossroad through Clarebrand then down (caution) to Old Bridge of Urr where you turn left when joining the B794 then left again when joining the A712. Continue through Corsock and Balmaclellan to join the A713 (caution) at Ken Bridge turn right and then immediately left into New Galloway. In the town centre (Feed station) turn right (caution) onto the A762, left at Glenlee (by the bridge) then left again up the hill before the Power Station. Turning left onto the A712 and Queens Way returning to New Galloway. At New Galloway trun right. At Laurieston turn left onto the B795, crossing the bottom of Loch Ken at Glenlochar to turn right on to the A713 (caution) into Castle Douglas (café and refreshments available). Right in the town centre out alongside Carlingwark Loch left passing Threave House entrance and on to Gelston. Across the crossroads and down to join the A711, turn right and follow on through Auchencairn and Dundrennan with fabulous views over the Solway with the mountains of the Lake District in the distance and finish back in Kirkcudbright.
Route 67 details: Start 8.30 - 9.00 am From the start in Kirkcudbright (caution) follow the B727 north east through Gelston bearing left signposted Dalbeattie joining the A745 at Buittle where turn left into Castle Douglas. Right at the roundabout (caution) then immediate left at the pedestrian crossing. Forward at the next crossroad through Clarebrand then down (caution) to Old Bridge of Urr where you turn left when joining the B794 then left again when joining the A712. Continue through Corsock and Balmaclellan to join the A713 (caution) at Ken Bridge turn right and then immediately left into New Galloway. Follow A762 through the town centre and follow this road along the west side of the picturesque Loch Ken to Laurieston where we Turn left on the B795. Crossing the bottom of Loch Ken at Glenlochar to turn right on to the A713 (caution) into Castle Douglas (café and refreshments available). Right in the town centre out alongside Carlingwark Loch left passing Threave House entrance and on to Gelston. Across the crossroads and down to join the A711, turn right and follow on through Auchencairn and Dundrennan with fabulous views over the Solway with the mountains of the Lake District in the distance and finish back in Kirkcudbright.
Route 30 details : Start 9.30 - 10.00 am From the start in Kirkcudbright (caution) follow the B727 north east through Gelston bearing left signposted Castle Douglas. Turn left opposite the Douglas Arms Hotel and left again alongside Carlingwark Loch, left passing Threave House entrance and on to Gelston. Across the crossroads and down to join the A711, turn right and follow on through Auchencairn and Dundrennan with fabulous views over the Solway with the mountains of the Lake District in the distance and finish back in Kirkcudbright.
  • Certificate with finishing time
  • Feed Stations
  • Timing
  • Support vehicles on patrol in case of problems
  • Post-race food
  • Broom wagon to bring you back if you "just can't go on", for mechanical or other reasons
Train
St Mary St, Kirkcudbright DG6, UK
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By Public Transport
Unfortunately, this location is not very easily accessible by public transport. Dumfries is the closest station to Kirkcudbright Church Hall. There are a number of bus services that will get you close to the start, however, if travelling by public transport, please expect delays and allow plenty of time to arrive.
07:45 Long and Medium route registration opens
08:30 - 09:00 Long and Medium routes starts
09:00 Short route registration opens
09:30 - 10:00 Short route starts
15:00 Finish cut-off
Cut-off Time
There is a cut-off time for riders to cross the finish at 15:00 pm.
Feed Stations
Feed stations will be set up along the routes and food will also be available at the finish.
Backpack
  • Helmet
Will there be feed stations on the route at the Galloway ReCycle Sportive?
Yes, feed stations will be set up along the routes, providing snacks and water. Food will also be available at the finish.
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Does the money for the Galloway ReCycle Sportive event go to charity?
Yes, since this event is organised and run by volunteers, it means the money raised from this goes straight to charity.
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What time does the short route for the Galloway ReCycle Sportive start?
The short route is due to start between 09:30 am and 10:00 am.
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4.8
43 reviews
sheila
Star
5.0
Did the Short Route in 2022
Really enjoyed it!
sheona
Star
5.0
Did the Short Route in 2022
Loved it. Great food at the finish, much appreciated.
ken
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4.3
Did the Long Route in 2022
Really enjoyed it, harder than it looked. Good fun, more riders needed.
mervyn
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4.3
Did the Long Route in 2022
Good fun Lots of potholes but that is d &g council problem
bryan
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5.0
Did the Medium Route in 2022
Really well organised, great route, good food. Best small sportive in Scotland
gwen
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5.0
Did the Short Route in 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this event. A lovely course on quiet roads through beautiful countryside. There was a great atmosphere everyone was so friendly and did everything they could to make you feel welcome.
gwen
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5.0
Did the Short Route in 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this event, a lovely course on quiet roads through beautiful countryside. There was a great atmosphere, everyone was so friendly and couldn't do enough to make you feel welcome.
craig
Star
5.0
Did the Long Route in 2022
Enjoyed it. Would do it again. 1500 is a very tight window for an average rider. If I got a puncture or anything mechanical then I could quite easily have missed the cut off. It's a sportive but felt like I had to race to make it.
david
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5.0
Did the Long Route in 2022
very very friendly, car free event with a great soup and cake feast at the end…. perfect!!!
tess
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5.0
Did the Long Route in 2022
Very friendly event, with the money going to a good cause. Will do again.
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