Dalbeattie Community Initiative

Our activities

MTB/Offroad rides
Audax/Sportive road rides
Leisure/Touring rides
Campaigning group

About us

Dalbeattie Community Initiative are a Cycling UK affiliated group.

Dalbeattie Community Initiative manage the Dalbeattie Community Ebike Project. The project organises all ability ebike rides in Dalbeattie and surrounding area led by local volunteers.

Dalbeattie Community Initiative help to organise the annual Solway Sportive wtih Dumfries Devorgilla Rotary Club: https://www.solwaysportive.co.uk/

Dalbeattie Community Initiative organise the annual Hardrock Challenge offroad duathlon: http://www.dalbeattiehardrockchallenge.org/joomla/

The aim of DCI is to act as a catalyst within the community, to respond to local needs and effectively reflect local priorities in order to promote and encourage the economic, social and physical regeneration of Dalbeattie and the surrounding area.


Information about the group rides

The Dalbeattie Community Ebike project provides free group cycle rides for all abilities using electric bikes.

We aim to provide the opportunity for the community to:

  • Gain confidence on a bike
  • Learn more about ebikes
  • Practise cycling skills
  • Improve fitness
  • Explore local area
  • Meet like minded people


Rides start and finish in Dalbeattie and using a mixture of quiet roads, cycle paths and woodland tracks.

Ride route, length and timing are matched to the aims and ability of participants. We include plenty of opportunity to rest, chat or practise cycling skills.

Rides are lead by trained volunteers from the Dalbeattie Community Initiative

There are opportunities to join the project as a volunteer and benefit from cycle ride leader and first aid training courses.

To join a ride or for more details please contact Tom at the Dalbeattie community initiative:

email: thomas71.DCI@gmail.com

phone: 07835 821976

facebook & twitter: @DCIEbike

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