Category: Cycle Routes

Ladies-only cycling holidays in Perthshire 0

Ladies-only cycling holidays in Perthshire

Twitter pal and fellow outdoors fan @SkinnyTyres has announced the 2011 dates for Ladies Only  two day cycling breaks in gorgeous Perthshire. Skinny Tyres offer cycling holidays that are billed as being: “The closest...

Sun, views and sore wrists on Arran bike ride 0

Sun, views and sore wrists on Arran bike ride

You’d have thought that 60 or so miles on the Isle of Arran by bike would leave me with sore leg muscles. You might imagine that I would be suffering with a little back...

Great mountain bike ride: Comrie circuit 0

Great mountain bike ride: Comrie circuit

Fran Loots runs Breathing Space Outdoors. Based in Comrie, in Perthshire, Breathing Space Outdoors encourages people to explore things “inside out” by offering training, consultancy services and outdoor experiences. Fran is an enthusiastic leader of courses such...

Cycle time trials. They hurt. A lot. 3

Cycle time trials. They hurt. A lot.

It was the weekend for the annual Isle of Bute Cycling Festival and I found myself taking part in one of the events, a “two-up” time trial. New to this road cycling thing I’d...

Fab Scottish cycle routes: The 5 ferries 8

Fab Scottish cycle routes: The 5 ferries

A fellow cyclist, Andy Brawley, aka @Brawlski, who I met in the wonderful social media network world that is Twitter, suggests this imaginative, rewarding and scenic Scottish cycle route: The Five Ferries. Summary of...

The day I survived – and enjoyed – the Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive! 8

The day I survived – and enjoyed – the Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive!

Reaching the top of the infamously gruelling Bealach-na-Ba mountain pass I imagined that the worst of the Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive must surely be behind me. By this point we were about halfway round the...

Autumn: Time for a fab Scottish cycling event 0

Autumn: Time for a fab Scottish cycling event

You might be bemoaning the darkening evenings and the approach of autumn. But this season still offers some fantastic days of clear skies, dry roads and stunning scenery. So, you still have time to...

Fab Scottish cycling Routes: Drumbeg Coastal 0

Fab Scottish cycling Routes: Drumbeg Coastal

This fabulously scenic route via Drumbeg on the Assynt coast in north-west Scotland has been suggested by Scot Tares, a life-long cycling fan and now owner of Skinny Tyres, a road cycling tour and...

New blog series: Fabulous Scottish cycling routes 1

New blog series: Fabulous Scottish cycling routes

Cycling fans have a great habit of passing on their favourite riding routes.  Everyone has their favourite route, their top hilly ride and their most scenic outing. They will most likely tell you the...