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A few Scottish miles, Part 3 – Glasgow & Edinburgh

Bridge over the Clyde

It was a whole week that I spent working in Scotland and so to maintain my fitness for the Tour of Cambridgeshire I had decided to get in as much cycling as possible.  Ahead of time I had expected it to be more but I think I'd forgotten about the time that would be needed travelling between places at the end of the day; Aberdeen to St Andrews and St Andrews to Glasgow are decent length drives in the evening after work!  Fortunately being May there had been plenty of early morning/evening light and so I was able to get a good few efforts in.  Including an evening in Glasgow and a morning in Edinburgh. 1184

A few Scottish miles, Part 2 – St Andrews

St Andrews Cathedral Ruins

It's been a long time since my Part 1 post, but I'm of the opinion that it doesn't make this any less relevant or readable, so part 2 is here and it describes my early morning ride from St Andrews Premier Inn on the Tuesday morning of my week working up in Scotland.  Monday up in Aberdeen didn't lend itself to getting out on the bike, so after Sunday's ride up and over the Mennock Pass, Tuesday morning saw me taking to the relatively flat roads of Fife.  1166

A few Scottish miles, Part 1 – Mennock Pass

Any work trip up north has it's positive side, in that I can pack my bike and get some northern miles in during the evenings (and sometimes pre-breakfast too). So a tour of Scotland doing exhibitions from Aberdeen down to Edinburgh meant the bike just had to come too! 1147

Awesome Ride Through Hail and Hills

Heading up Mennock's Pass

The weather often plays a part in the memorability of a ride and my recent ride during a visit to Scotland certainly had plenty of both; weather and memorability!  This was a stop-off ride, just off the A74(M) from Abington on my way up to Glasgow. 278

Another day, another hill – Cairn O’Mount

And the descent lies before me

We all have our regular routes and places that we get to ride frequently, ocassionally and infrequently. I'm fortunate in that I have a job that requires me to travel and I also have a car big enough to carry my bikes. So I get to ride in lots of different parts of the UK. Aberdeen however is not a common haunt even for me. So when I got the chance to go there this week and I found myself with enough time to squeeze in a ride, I couldn't resist. 380

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