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Bank holiday monday 22nd April

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I'm up for this, as long as the weather is decent.  If it's a REALLY nice day, I'd like to suggest Three Ferries.  Cycle to Rothesay for 8am ferry, go round Bute, over to Colintraive, then Loch Tarsan to Dunoon.  Ferry back to Gourock and home via West Ferry or the Clune...  circa 100 miles.

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7 minutes ago, stuart10ant said:

Im still up for it, what time do you want to leave johnstone?

Cool!  Depends what ferry you want to catch.  We should leave Johnstone 2hrs before. What about the 9am ferry? We'd likely be back in Johnstone 3-4pm

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58 minutes ago, Codg1e said:

Cool!  Depends what ferry you want to catch.  We should leave Johnstone 2hrs before. What about the 9am ferry? We'd likely be back in Johnstone 3-4pm

cool, its wemyss bay isnt it?

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Last time i rode this route it was under £10 in total for the 3 ferries as a passenger with bike. Single to rothesay was under 5, single to colintraive about 1.20 then if you go into the newsagent just before you take the left hand turn to go past the holy loch you can get a cheap western ticket there - a return there it is cheaper than a single when buying on the ferry. They will let you split the ticket too so only 1 needed.

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11 minutes ago, thejanullrichdietplan said:

Last time i rode this route it was under £10 in total for the 3 ferries as a passenger with bike. Single to rothesay was under 5, single to colintraive about 1.20 then if you go into the newsagent just before you take the left hand turn to go past the holy loch you can get a cheap western ticket there - a return there it is cheaper than a single when buying on the ferry. They will let you split the ticket too so only 1 needed.

Cheers! Fancy coming along with us?

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Cracking day out.

Set off from the club house at 7, dressed for the Sahara, more like siberia.

We set off and with our arms numbed by the cold met Paul in lochwinnoch, a pleasant ride to Inverkip where paul split off and it was off to Rothesay for Colin and I.

The sun was doing its thinng by then and we had a cracking run until Colintraive where we turned into the wind. A battle to Dunoon then a roll stop in Gourock. Up the Clune and onto Amaretto where we met Alan T for a recovery pint.

Great day out, sunburnt and sore.

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Excellent stuff, good to join you as far as Spango Valley. At one extreme we had you guys with bare arms, legs and track mitts. At the other extreme we had me in full winter gloves, tights and windproof jacket ( in my defence I took daughter to airport at 5.45 and registered 3c at Lochwinnoch roundabout ! ). It was all good for me until about Largs when I turned into a microwave boil in the bag meal !

Great picture story Stuart 

 

 

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My Garmin registered 1c between BoW & Kilmacolm.  No wonder we couldn't feel our hands and arms icon_blue_laugh

Then, it registered 29c at Gourock as we got off the ferry, though this is probably because it was sheltered on the ferry with the sun shining directly on it.  It soon changed down to 25/24c but it was pleasant enough.  Shame about the wind it was horrible on the way back.  

All in all a great day out.  I couldn't muster an extra 6/7 miles to make up the century - Stuart did tho!  Kudos! :)

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