A TRIO of Renfrewshire businesswomen have cooked up a scheme to encourage customers to visit their popular café.

Gillian, Nichola and Linsey Reith, who run the Three Sisters Bake, in Quarriers Village, have sponsored a mile of the N75 Sustrans cycle path in the hope it will lead to more people leaving the car at home and saddling up to head along for a bite to eat.

The creative siblings have also launched the Summer Cycling Challenge, with families invited to pop into the café and collect a registration pack.

The first 250 children to register will receive a free drawstring cycle bag filled with a scavenger hunt and quiz.

Gillian said: “We are launching this challenge to kick off the summer holidays and, with top temperatures and clear skies, there has never been a better time to get your family out for a gentle bike ride in the sun.

“Being situated right on the cycle path, we are inundated with keen cyclists and, this year, we want to get as many families involved.

“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 too.”

Three Sisters Bake will also be issuing ‘Pedal Power’ ice-cream and coffee loyalty cards. Each time a customer travels to the Quarriers Village café by bike or brings their bike along to start a cycle there, they will earn a Pedal Power stamp.

Six of these can then be traded for a free ice-cream or hot drink.

The cycle challenge is open to children aged between three and 17 and runs until the end of the summer holidays.

Three Sisters Bake’s cycle hire partners, RT Cycles, will rent bikes for adults and children, as well as carriages, seats and tow-alongs.

Delivery of cycle hire to Quarriers Village can be arranged through RT Cycles directly.