What we're about

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 NOON, along the Charles River and stop for coffee and cake.

Our Next Scotland Cycle Tour is MID-September. We Depart Boston for Edinburgh,
Seven Days - $ 1400. including everything, airfare, B&Bs, Bike rental and food. (you manage your exp’s, - no money to me.). Chip in $ 35. for Meetup web fees.

We plan to make Edinburgh our HQ, at the single, most Beautiful accommodation in Edinburgh.
and then do Day trips from there.

Weather will be comfortable 50 degrees plus , perfect for cycling, and minimal rain.

Planned Day Trips are :
Linlithow Palace, birthplace of Mary QoS
The Real Mary Kings Close ( spooky )
Roslyn Chapel
Pentland hills
Dean Village , Leith Walk
Granton Yacht Club, Royal Yacht Britannia ( Charles and Diana)

Your Favorite Destination !
Portobello Beach

PLANNING MEETINGS - We Meet here , over Coffee and Cake, to chat and plan travel, Come Join us, some Sunday.

Best, Ash

TRIP NOTES and ADDENDA

------ Optional Side Trips in Edinburgh city -----------

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,
Edinburgh Castle
Walked Royal Mile
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
Visit with Ashley’s pal, Graham, had $150. Whisky
Writers’ Museum, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rabbie Burns
Scots March for Independence, Edinburgh, Royal Mile

SKILLS NEEDED

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, $70/night. NO camping.
BUDGET - no money to me.
Airfare costs about $ 700. RT from Boston to Edinburgh !
Total Trip Budget is $ 1400. for a week, including Airfare, Bike, B&Bs and food. Each person pays their own way. You will be expected to help plan the trip, and help with mapping and B&B reservations. And chip in $35. for Meetup fees.
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 – beforehand, we can cycle a few days, in Cork, South Ireland.

Upcoming events (5)

SUNDAY, 10 am, Social Distance, Charles River Ride, To Boston Harbour.

1205 Soldiers Field Rd

LET'S BIKE SUNDAY, 10 AM, on the Un-Crowded, Bike Paths, Weather Watch - Forecast small 20% chance of Rain. 2 Meter Social Distance Ride. ( photo courtesy - Diane ). Sociable, Charles River Ride. Heading to Cambridge Millennium Park, and on, to Boston Harbour. EAT on Ash's Boat. BRING YOUR LUNCH. MASKS and 6-foot Social Distancing will be observed :-( awa following government Corona guidelines. We are following the Mass. state health Advisory, https://www.mass.gov/news/dph-public-health-advisory-stay-at-home-advisory We will start with our usual warm up in the parking lot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3AccKQYgZk We may Find Take Away Coffee and Cake. BRING LUNCH. A little COOLER for all ye Fair-Weather Cyclists ! Bike for Fun, Exercise, Nature’s Beauty and Fresh Air ! GENTLE RIDE, Join Ashley, Liz, and ? We are a small group - so only a handful of people ride each time. If your bike is a wreck, bring it anyway, and I will help you get it going ! I will help you pump up your tyres and lube your chain before the ride. . *** Please CLICK the RED Attend button on Lower Right of this page. *** HOT forecast, and Light Wind. Easy 10-12 mph Pace, no one gets dropped ! 90 % on safe Bike Paths. then Coffee and Cake ! Over Coffee and Cake, we will discuss Cycling, Life and answer questions about the upcoming September trip to Scotland. https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Scotland-Cycling/events/267731600/ Next RIde, How about Castle Island, Nonantum Wilderness or Millennium Park ? or the Boston Harbour Walk ? START - Large Allston Parking Lot., Herter Park, with Big White Dome. 1205 Soldiers' Field Rd, Allston on Google Maps. Easy to get to, off Soldiers Field Road, on the Allston-Brighton line. Meet in Big Parking Lot ! 1205 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston Sorry for any Confusion - there are 4 Allston Parking Lots. I brake for Cake. / Best, Ash

Learn SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING, every Monday 7:30pm, Watertown 

Canadian-American Club Inc

$9.00

Hopefully, We’ll be dancing by September ! Learn SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING, every Monday 7:30pm, Watertown . Lots of Fun. Join 50 Lovely, Dancing People. Hosted by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. $ 9. Cross Posting, Go TO ---- http://www.rscdsboston.org/

Learn SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING, every Monday 7:30pm, Watertown 

Canadian-American Club Inc

$9.00

Hopefully, Well be dancing by September ! Learn SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING, every Monday 7:30pm, Watertown . Lots of Fun. Join 50 Lovely, Dancing People. Hosted by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. $ 9. Cross Posting, Go TO ---- http://www.rscdsboston.org/

Learn SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING, every Monday 7:30pm, Watertown 

Canadian-American Club Inc

$9.00

Hopefully, Well be dancing by September ! Learn SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING, every Monday 7:30pm, Watertown . Lots of Fun. Join 50 Lovely, Dancing People. Hosted by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. $ 9. Cross Posting, Go TO ---- http://www.rscdsboston.org/

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