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Cycling in Scotland - insider info from record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont
Professional athlete Mark Beaumont is kicking off a world record attempt to cycle around the globe in 80 days this year, beginning first with a 3500 mile training ride around the coastline of Britain starting in Scotland today
. You can read more about his journey and follow the adventure here: https://markbeaumontonline.com/
Mark has also kindly offered up some advice about cycling in Scotland, which I thought useful for anyone planning to hop on their bike during their time here.
You can read the full interview here
, or enjoy the top tips I've pulled out below:
- The north of Scotland has the quietest and safest roads for cycling
- The North Coast 500 route around Caithness and Sutherland has a great cycling climb
- The west coast routes past Torridon, Ullapool and Lochinver have stunning views while you cycle
- Mark is also a fan of the Hebridean Way, which spans the length of the 10 islands of the Outer Hebrides
See our article Cycling in Scotland
for more top tips
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