Apologies for neglecting this part of our website of late, but Bikespokes have been busy fixing bikes, building bikes and even rescuing the odd “damsel in distress”.
To start 2015 we have a lovely flat route that is great if you’re not in the mood for the hills, or at this time of year when you can take advantage of the milder coastal weather and avoid the ice.
From Forres High Street take the Rafford road and then turn left at Cathay and continue along this road until you hit the A96. Carefully cross this busy road and cycle along it for a very short distance until you can take the left turn signposted for Kinloss. Take the next right at Mains of Struthers and follow this until you come to a signpost for The Loft. You can stop here for a snack, or push-on to Lossiemouth.
Passing The Loft, continue to Milton Brodie where you take a right turn past Coltfield. Carry on along this straight until you meet the B9013 signposted for Burghead. Go straight across this junction and follow this road until you meet the B9012 where you turn left and after about 1 km turn right. From here you will pass Duffus Castle [ruins] on your right and Shempston House on your left. Continue on this road until you meet the B9135 which you will follow to Lossiemouth Harbour where you can enjoy refreshments [indoor or outdoor] at the Harbour Lights.
After a break here you can take the coast road back via Hopeman, Burghead and Kinloss.
Total: Approx 36 miles.