What we're about
We Ride in Boston, on warm-ish Sundays, (over 40 Degrees).
Watch this Space , for Winter Ride Announcements, Soon !
Hi, Welcome to Boston-Scotland Cycling !
I hope you love cycling and Scotland as much as I do, and can cycle with us, in Boston and in Scotland ! We do two main things,
. 1. Cycle around Boston and Scotland, and
. 2. stop for Coffee and Cake.
If you can't make it to Scotland, Please Join us for cycling in Boston,
usually Sunday 10 AM, along the Charles River and stop for coffee and cake.
Our Next Scotland Cycle Tour is SPRING 2022 :-) ,
after Scotland is Open, Post- Covid.
Weather will be comfortable 50 degrees plus , perfect for cycling, and minimal rain.
We Depart Boston for Edinburgh,
Seven Days - $ 1500. including everything, airfare, B&Bs, Bike rental and food. (you manage your exp’s, - no money to me.). Pls Chip in $ 35. for Meetup web fees. You will join in, helping plan the trip.
We plan to make Edinburgh our HQ, at the single, most Beautiful accommodation in Edinburgh. and then do Day trips from there.
Wide Selection of Day Trips include :
> Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary QoS
> Blackness Castle, via Queensferry and Dundas Castle.
> The Real Mary Kings Close ( spooky ) Roslyn Chapel
> Pentland hills
> Dean Village , Leith Walk
> Granton Yacht Club, Royal Yacht Britannia ( Charles and Diana)
> Portobello Beach
> plus Your Favorite Destination !
> PLANNING MEETINGS - We Meet here in Boston , over Coffee and Cake, to chat and plan travel, Come Join us, some Sunday. 11 am.
> Best, Ash
> TRIP NOTES and ADDENDA
> ------ Optional Side Trips from Edinburgh city
> Scottish Country Dancing
> Dean Village
> Waters of Leith Ride
> Queens Gallery at Holyrood
> Walter Scott Monument
> Dundas House
> Botanic Gardens
> Edinburgh Yacht Club
> John Knox House
> Royal Yacht Britannia ( Charles and Diana)
> Jenners Dept. Store
> Wander down Rose Street
> More Writers’ Museum
> More Holyrood Palace
> More The People’s Story
> here are Things we did in Edinburgh, Sept. 2018,
Climbed to summit of Arthur’s Seat
Rain Man play at King’s Theatre
Scots National Museum, historic and nature
Scots National Portrait Museum
Stayed in historic BnB , right next to Castle
Mahler Symphony No.5 at Usher Hall.
Cycled The Meadows , and Morningside
Cycled with ERC Edinburgh Cycling Club ( too hard !)
Museum of Edinburgh
The People’s Story
Holyrood Palace , of QE-2
Writers’ Museum, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rabbie Burns
Scots March for Independence, Edinburgh, Royal Mile
Any Adult who can ride at a moderate pace is welcome, 10-12 mph, and do 30 miles a day, which leaves time for sight-seeing in each town. Mostly flat riding, a few hills. Day time riding only.
ACCOMMODATION – B&Bs, small Hotels, ala Rick Steves, $85/night. NO camping in hedges.
WHAT TO PACK ? ------ As little as Possible :-)
You can get by with nothing but a Backpack, or a couple of Bike bags.
We are Not Bike-Packing. Just a few nice day trips, from Edinburgh, stopping at B&Bs.
RIDE LEADER ( Me ) - I am an experienced cyclist, and know travel in Europe and Scotland well. I have done rides in Scotland before, and can provide lots of help with accommodation, airfare, and logistics.
Ireland Option – After Scotland, we can cycle a few days, in Cork, South Ireland.