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Grand Opening of The Dunoon Bothy, Fri 6 August 2021, Dunoon Pier, 10am - 4pm

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

The Dunoon Bothy - encouraging everyday cycling and walking

Help us celebrate the opening of the Dunoon Bothy at this free, family friendly event taking place at Dunoon Pier, Friday Aug 6, 10am - 4pm.

Full timetable:

Tours of the Dunoon Castle Site and surrounding area by Dr Manda Forster of Digventures approx 45mins. Meet at Dunoon Pier waiting room: 11.00am & 15.00pm

Dunoon Bothy Project – Led Rides Leaving at:

10.45pm 12.15pm, 1:45pm and 3pm.

Max. 8 participants per ride and each ride will last approximately one hour with a brief induction session. Participants will need a serviceable bike and a helmet (if worn).

Police Scotland – Cycle Security Marking Session 12noon – 4pm

All day:

Cowal Befrienders – Trishaw Rides 10am - 4pm

Bike Doctor Sessions – 10am – 4pm (in between trishaw shifts!)

American Years Revisited – Walking Tours of Navy Monuments in Castle Gardens – 10am – 4pm

Heal n Glen – 10am - 4pm

Try a Balance Bike – TBC

Dunoon Goes Pop – 10am - 4pm

Faith in Cowal – 10am – 4pm

Extras The lovely people at Historic Kilmun are offering free refreshments for anyone attending the Launch Event who wants to take a ride out to Kilmun!

Guided tours of Historic Kilmun take place between 10am – 4pm for £4.00 for adults, including a leaflet describing the site. There is no charge for young people under the age of 16 years.

More about the event:

  • Find out all about Dunoon Forward - a brand new, heritage themed cycling and walking App for Dunoon, co-created by members of our community.

  • Learn about bike maintenance, and buy essential equipment from local suppliers Heal and Glen.

  • Join a free led ride.

  • See the Cowal Elderly Befrienders’ trishaw bike in action

  • Sign up to test out an electric bike for free from Cycling UK’s Dunoon Bothy

  • Find out more about new bike maintenance stands installed by Dunoon Presents.

  • Sign up with Cowal Mountain Bike Club or learn about the Breeze women's cycling scheme and Let's Cycle – all great opportunities to connect with local people and improve your wellbeing through cycling.

  • Take a guided walking tour of Dunoon's historic castle site with archaeology experts Digventures.

  • Meet volunteers from the American Years Revisited heritage project and share your recollections.

  • Sample the latest heritage inspired soft drinks from Dunoon Goes Pop.

  • Learn about Argyll & Bute Council’s new signage and renovation plans for the Dunoon Pier Gate House.

  • Follow a Green Map postcard trail around Dunoon.

Cycling UK


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