A lil confession: The night before the cycle, I cleaned my camera’s and GoPro’s lenses, charged the batteries, found a good bag to carry them, prepared my cycling outfit, packed sandwiches, juice and tea. I felt armed to the teeth! Only to figure out in the middle of the road that I forgot my SD card lol. So all the pictures were taken by my iPhone and GoPro.

My husband and I cycled to Whitelee wind farm, the largest on-shore wind farm in the UK with 215 wind turbines generating enough electricity to supply 300,000 homes. It’s located 10 miles outside of Glasgow. A great destination to cycle to or visit by car.

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The turbine blade’s size!

We cycled 20 miles- back and forth from East Ayrshire. It was mostly flat and easy except for the last 2 miles which were fairly hilly and needed some good leg muscles. Also, on the way back, we were facing the prevailing Atlantic winds which spoiled the downhills.
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Mostly Flat roads
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Cycling routes make cycling more enjoyable

The wind farm has an internal road network of over 80 miles, a nice picnic area, a mountain bike trail and roads to stretch your legs and walk your 4 legged fuzzy friends. And if you’re lucky enough, you’ll get to meet the wildlife- deers, hares, owls, birds, snakes, lizards, insects and more.

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Visitors center is open for public
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Picnic area
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Zerowaste picnic! Take your water and food, and leave nothing behind but footprints

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Mountain biking, anyone?
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215 wind turbines
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Gigantic wind turbines
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Green energy, hooray!
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Wildlife
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Zerowaste pro-tip: To avoid leaflets waste, take a picture of the content and put it back

Different countries are capable of deriving energy from various sustainable and renewable sources- hydroelectricity, solar, wind, waves, geothermal…etc.

I encourage you to visit and learn about how great sustainable energies are. Also, As consumers, we vote with our $$$, which is why you and I SHOULD support companies that supply green energy- On this note, we personally chose Octopus Energy to be our household energy supplier- Check out the website .Do your research and go green homies!

It’s REALLY thrilling when technology and nature work together in a sustainable way that respects the planet and the environment.

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Wind powered, man powered!

Whitelee Visitors center provides free parking, free charging for electric vehicles, free WiFi, a bike shed, showers and baby changing facilities. Also, bus tours and school programs are available for booking- Check out the website.

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Cafe and other facilities

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