Skirting around the edges of Dundee's largest public park, the Camperdown Tracks are a pleasant place for a family bike ride. Cycle through peaceful woodland, past ponds and gardens, and take a break to visit the Wildlife Centre and learn about the critters that make the park home. There are also football pitches, play areas and lots of annual festivals and events held in the park, making it easy to turn your cycling adventure into a full day out.
Not planning to bring your own bike to Dundee, or already visiting and keen on a spur-of-the-moment cycle? The following local companies offer bike hire, as well parts, accessories and other cycling-related products and services:
• Dundee Cycle Map
• Spokes Cycles
• Easy Ride Cycles
Dundee also boasts a vibrant and active cycling community, with plenty of bike clubs ranging from the highly competitive to the purely social. Many clubs organise group rides along scenic or challenging routes, so have a look at some websites before your visit and see if any upcoming events suit your interests and level of ability. Try CTC Tayside for full-day excursions at a leisurely pace, or the Dundee Thistle Road Club or the Dundee Wheelers for a mix of scenic and competitive rides.
The Discovery Junior Cycling Club is ideal for young riders eager to hone their skills, while the Dundee Mountain Club features mountain biking amongst its excursions.