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Cycling in Scotland - insider info from record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont

VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
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:

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 :)
Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
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