Summer Cycle Challenge Three Sisters Bake Signature

Summer Cycle Challenge

To celebrate the installation of brand new bike rack facilities at our Quarriers Village cafe, we are launching a ‘Summer Cycle Challenge’, aimed at encouraging customers to leave the car at home this Summer and instead travel to the café along the cycle path!

Situated just off the N75 Sustrans cycle path, Three Sisters Bake is accessible via the traffic free path by bike (or by foot, pram or scooter!) from Bridge of Weir, Kilmacolm, Brookfield, Johnstone, Elderslie, Kilbarchan, Lochwinnoch, Greenock and Gourock.

The Three Sisters Bake “Summer Cycle Challenge”, open to children aged 3-17, is launching on Thursday 28th June and runs to the end of the school summer holidays. Families are invited to join in the challenge by dropping into the Quarriers café and collecting a Summer Cycle Challenge registration pack any time from June 28th until Friday 20th July.

The first 250 children to sign up receives a FREE Summer Cycle Challenge drawstring gym bag as part of the registration pack which they can take with them on all their bike rides, perfect for carrying water and other supplies! Simply pop into the Quarriers Village café to register and collect your pack.

Over the course of the Summer holidays, participants can record the number of miles they have travelled along the N75 cycle path using the mileage calculator map included in the registration pack. At the end of the Summer, prizes will be awarded to the winner from each age group who has travelled the most miles, with special awards for those who learned to ride a bike for the first time.

We will also be issuing Cycle Loyalty ice cream and coffee loyalty cards to all participants. Each time a customer travels to Three Sisters Bake by bike or bring their bike to start a cycle at the cafe, they will earn a cycle stamp. Cycle stamps can then be traded for free ice cream, hot drinks and cake! Cyclists of all ages can collect Cycle Loyalty stamps, which are valid at either Killearn or Quarriers Village – just ask for a loyalty card the next time you in the cafe.

Sustrans N75 Cycle Path
National Route 75 of the National Cycle Network connects Leith in east Edinburgh with Portavadie on the Cowall Peninsula in Argyll, via Glasgow and using the ferry between Gourock and Dunoon. The section of the path which passes Quarriers Village was once railway line and is completely traffic free from Paisley Canal Train Station to Gourock, other than a short section through Elderslie.

The path to Quarriers Village can be accessed between Bridge of Weir and Kilmacolm, both of which are well signposted along the route.

Cycle the Three Sisters Bake Mile!
As part of our initiative, we have sponsored a mile of the N75 Sustran cycle path and over the coming months, we hope to see more and more of our customers and employees using the path to get the the café, whether by bike, foot, pram or scooter!

For more information on the N75 cycle path, click here to view the Sustrans website

Cycling Distances to Quarriers Village on the N75 Cycle Path
See access points to the path below

START FINISH MILES
Kilmacolm Quarriers Village 2.75 miles
Bridge of Weir (Main Street carpark opposite Freeland Church) Quarriers Village 2.25 miles
Brookfield Quarriers Village 4.25 miles
Johnstone (Morrisons car park) Quarriers Village 6.25
Kilbarchan (station Rd beside Co-op) Quarriers Village 8
Lochwinnoch Quarriers Village 12.25

 

*Distances are based on N75 signage.

Travelling to the N75 Cycle Path by Car or Train

If you do not live in one of the villages which the path passes through and would like to drive or get the train to a point where you could begin a cycle, here are a list of a few local access points, some of which have car parks close by. Look out for the blue cycle path signposts in each village. Follow signs towards Bridge of Weir or Kilmacolm (Quarriers Village is signposted when you get to these places). When you pass Bridge of Weir keep an eye out after about one mile for a path off to the left which will be marked Quarriers Village (or off to the right if coming from Kilmacolm/ Port Glasgow/ Greenock direction).

Kilmacolm – Access to the cycle path is behind the Pullman Pub in the centre of the village, there is also a free public carpark in the village centre.

Bridge of Weir – There are a few points to access the cycle path in Bridge of Weir, with a free public car park behind the Co-Op. Access either beside Shimla Cottage on Torr Road or from the car park opposite Freeland Church on the Main Street.

Brookfield – Head down Victoria Road towards the Village Hall and bowling green and turn left, following the signposts towards the cycle path

Johnstone – Morrison’s car park has paths leading to the cycle path.

Kilbarchan – Access is at the end of Station Rd, look out for signs beside Co-op

Lochwinnoch – The path can be accessed from the car park at Castle Semple Country Park Visitor Centre, off St Winnoc Rd. Follow signs towards Paisley then Bridge of Weir. Bike hire can also be arranged here through RT Cycles (arrange in advance).

Travelling by train– Lochwinnoch train station, Paisley Canal Street Stattion and Howwood Train Station are both very close to the path.

Bike & Kids Carriage Hire
Don’t have a bikes for all the family? No problem! Three Sisters Bake’s cycle hire partners, RT Cycles rent bikes for adults and children, as well as kids carriages, child seats and tow-alongs. Bikes can either be collected from RT Cycles at Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch or delivery of cycle hire to Quarriers Village can be arranged through RT Cycles directly. Click here for more details on bike hire.

Driving to Quarriers to start a cycle
To alleviate congestion in the village, we would encourage anyone driving to start a bike ride at the café to use the overflow parking facilities at the old Carsemeadow nursery building situated just off the main road in the village (the entrance is opposite Faith Avenue).

Ice Cream Station!
Worked up a sweat on your way to the café? Cool down with an ice cream from our brand new soft serve ice cream station!

Quarriers Village Play Park
Why not make a day of it and spend time in the play park? Quarriers Village has a lovely play park very close to the cafe, situated just behind the Mount Zion church building in the heart of the village. The park is adjacent to large playing fields and accesses a lovely river walk. There is a kids cycle path located beside the playpark also, perfect for learner cyclists or little scooters!