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Kirpatrick Macmillan, man on wheels

 
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Thornhill, set in the picturesque Nith Valley saw the beginning of the transition of transport from legs to wheels. As you cycle the traffic free roads of Dumfries & Galloway, remember Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the man who had the vision to put the wheel and the pedal together and give us the bicycle.

A blacksmith who worked on the Drumlanrig Estate, his invention enabled him to cover the fourteen miles to Dumfries in under an hour. He was also a mean fiddle player so why not enjoy a ceilidh in his honour while here.

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