Paisley Velo 5 Ferry's 03/08/2019



On Saturday 3rd August the club plans to do 5 ferry's , for all who have not done it is one to tick off as a cyclist ,still great day out if you have done it , there is different options I will do my best to post them 


Option 1




This is option I would take if I was doing it train Paisley Gilmour St to Wemyss bay  to Rothesay ,cycle to Rhubodach  , Colintraive , cycle to Portavadie ,hills in this cycle but don't spend too long at top of hills or you will miss ferry at Portavadie ( every hour ) arrive Tarbet , cafe break , cycle to Claonaig to Lochranza , cycle round to Arran catch first ferry back to Ardrossan ,if all going well for you catch 1515 Brodick to Ardrossan  arrive 1610, 1636 train back to Paisley , the more likely ferry is 1640 Brodick to Ardrossan 1735 , 1807 train back to Paisley , all going well you will be able to have beer in Arran or on ferry , train back to Paisley , all in cycling


Approx 55 miles.


Train Paisley G  dep 0804 arr Wemyss Bay 0842

Ferry Wemyss Bay 0900 arr Rothesay 0935


Colintraive ferry dep 1000 arr Rhubodach 1005


Portavadie dep 1145  Tarbet arr 1210

Cafe break , Cycle

Ferry Claonaig 1350 arr Lochranza 1420

Cycle, next ferry if this is missed 1505


Brodick dep 1640 arr Ardrossan 1735

Train 1805 back to Paisley


There is one earlier train 0642 from Paisley Gilmour St would need to adjust ferry time if guys / gals wanted to catch that one


Option 2 


Take car to Ardrossan,  cycle to Wemyss Bay , car at end of cycle for going home , ferry start time as above from Wemyss Bay , leave times up to cyclists when they leave for this option


Approx 73 miles


Option 3 


Cycle to Wemyss bay  do 5 ferry's and cycle home from Ardrossan , I will leave to whoever fancies this option to arrange starting times from Abbey 


Approx 83 miles 


Cycle there and back , 5 ferry's 


Approx 111 miles


 We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills , we start together we finish together


Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone......and your bike!!