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Day 17. 16/6/2014. Cycle Dailly to Balloch. Distance cycled 132.3km. Ascent 640m. Cumulative distance cycled 1822.6km. Cumulative ascent 16738m.

brig o doon
Old Brig o'Doon.
More than half of today's run was a reverse of Saturday's. The first part was on roads as far as Doonfoot and then it was various off road sections along the same sea fronts and through the same industrial estates. Morning coffee was taken at a seaside cafe in Ayr and lunch at Kilwinning where
loch winnoch
Castle Semple loch, Lochwinnoch.
we started sitting in the sun but it was far too hot to be comfortable.

After Kilwinning we turned inland heading for Paisley. Much of this section was along an old
bascule bridge
Inchinnan rolling bascule bridge.
railway track that was tarmaced along its full length. This made for very fast and comfortable progress after the appalling roads of Ayrshire.

We turned off the line at Paisley to have a very sociable and filling afternoon tea that was provided by friend Lesley.
white cart
White Cart joining the Clyde.
A combination of off-road but mainly on-road sections took us directly through the west side of Paisley towards the airport and then over the spectacular Inchinnan rolling bascule bridge.

Renfrew - Yoker ferry.
From Inchinnan an off road section took us along the White Cart to its junction with the Clyde and the up the south bank of the Clyde to the Renfrew - Yoker ferry to cross the north bank. That was followed by a section of cycle track along the Clyde westwards before turning north to join the
Forth and Clyde canal.
Forth and Clyde canal tow path. We were than able to follow this west to the end of
river leven
River Leven with Ben Lomond in the distance.
the canal at Bowling.

From here the cycle track roughly followed the A82 to Dumbarton before turning north to follow the River Leven up to Balloch. It was quite a treat today to use such good off-road cycle tracks. The quality of the surface and the lack of passing traffic made it much more pleasureable way of travelling through a busy city.

day 17 map
Click map to see full details of this day's ride in Ride With GPS.