North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Crocodile Rock and Little Cumbrae

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

The Garrison, Isle of Cumbrae

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Millport, Cathedral of the Isles

Cumbrae - Explore Cumbrae

Cycling; national sport of Cumbrae

Whether you bring your own bike or hire one here cycling round Cumbrae has become almost a compulsory activity for summer visitors. For generations the ten and a half mile road around the island has provided a welcome bit of exercise and fresh sea air.

The first bike hire shop in Millport opened in 1936 and there have been shops ever since. Today there are 1000 bikes for hire of every type and size.

Outside of Millport the road is flat and almost car-free making it ideal for families to cycle on. However, there are more challenging routes over the Ferry Road and up to the Mineral Well and Glead Stane on the top of the island.

Useful websites

Sponsored cycling round Cumbrae is a very popular way to raise money for good causes. Here we see the Benefits Agency in 1991.
Another sponsored cycle round Cumbrae this time for the British Heart Foundation in 2000.
The annual cycle road race round Cumbrae attracts entrants from all over Scotland.
Millport has many cycle hire establishments.
Fintry Bay Tearoom is always popular with thirsty cyclists. It being the only refreshment establishment on the west side of the island.
Families cycling on the east side of Cumbrae.

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