This route follows a series of quiet country roads to the north and east of the village of Letham. There are a few short hills, but remember if you go up then inevitably you will also be able to enjoy going down-hill too. Please note if you are particularly interested in seeing the Aberlemno Sculptured Stones you should
cycle this route in one of the summer months.
Classification: Moderate Distance: 18 miles
This route follows a series of small roads to the west of the town. There is little in the way of hostel-ries en-route, so please go prepared with a snack and drinks. If you are particularly interested in visiting the Camera Obscura check the opening times and for the best experience go on a clear day.
Classification: Moderate Distance: 25 miles
Starting in the village of Glamis this route follows a number of country roads. It is possible to vary the set route, according to time, interest and inclination. Allow yourself time to wander round Glamis Village. Look out for the Pictish cross slab in the Manse garden or visit the Angus Folk Museum.
Classification: Moderate Distance: 24 miles
The initial part of this cycle route follows Route 1 of the National Cycle Network (NCN). This is also the North Sea Cycle Route. Once past the golf course in Carnoustie the route diverges from the sea and returns inland along fairly quiet country roads before coming back to the coast.
Points of interest include: Barry Mill (National Trust for Scotland), The Carlungie and Ardestie Souterrains.
Classification: Moderate Distance: 14 miles
There is no better way to see the Black Isle than by bicycle. Explore the intriguing landmarks and beutiful landscape landcapes on this road ride to Crmarty and back.
Classification: Moderate Distance: 52 miles
A nineteen mile circular route which takes you out of Hawick into the surrounding countryside along mainly country lanes and B roads. There are some sections along ‘A’ roads. The route is hilly, so be prepared but some of the views along the route are well worth the effort of the climbs you encounter.
Hawick is an historic town with some distinctive sandstone buildings and is best known for its ‘common riding’. The town hosts the annual Common Riding, which combines the annual riding of the boundaries of the town's common land with the commemoration of a victory of local youths over an English raiding party in 1514. You will find plenty of suitable places for refreshments in Hawick.
Classification: Moderate Distance: 19 miles
The New Town Trail is a 12 mile circular route of the Irvine and Kilwinning area incorporating part of NCN 73 and passing many local landmarks and areas of interest including wildlife reserves, Eglinton Country Park and Castle, the standing stones at Cairnmount Hill, and many others. Also Seagate Castle, Kilwinning Abbey, and leisure facilities such as the Irvine Magnum and Beach Park are only small detours from NCN routes 7 and 73.
Classification: Easy Distance: 12 miles
This great trail follows the original smugglers’ route from Troon beach, inland through Loans to Dundonald. Steeped in history the scenic trail provides beautiful views over the Firth of Clyde to Arran and some perfect forest riding along the final descent into Dundonald Glen.
Distance: 5 miles
This route is mainly flat and takes you through one of Scotland’s most notorious, and inspiring landscapes. Stop at the visitor centres along the way to find out more about the natural and historical significance of the Glen Coe and Loch Leven.
Classification: Moderate Distance: 20 miles
Route 1 runs across the Shetland Isles from Sumburgh Head to the island of unst, with numerous ‘braided’ routes giving a total distance of 136 miles (219km). The whole route is on-road, utilising quiet roads where possible, but some sections are on main roads which are best avoided at peak travelling times. The wind is a fairly constant friend or foe, depending on your direction of travel! Cyclists attempting this route should be aware that there are no bike carrying facilities on any of the bus services accross the Shetlands.
Classification: Hard Distance: 109 miles (end to end)