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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,

Edinburgh Castle 
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 
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, $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.

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SPRING ’ 22 - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, Post-Covid Trip :-)

Edinburgh

Hi, Welcome to Boston-Scotland Cycling !
Covid Cases are Up again :-( Down soon, we hope :-)

JOIN US to Edinburgh ! SPRING 2022 -
Our next Scotland Cycle Tour should leave, in May 2022.
from Boston, for One Week. Dates are TBD.

Come cycle with us, or just visit, without biking .
( some people add a week before or a week after, for a 2 week vacation)

We will make Edinburgh our Homebase, at a beautiful BnB, near to Edinburgh Castle, and then, do Day trips from there. You can choose
some of the places that we will visit around Edinburgh. Weather will be a comfortable 50 degrees plus, perfect for cycling. Minimal Rain.

PLANNING MEETINGS - in March. We meet here in Boston, over Coffee and Cake, to chat and plan travel. It is important to cycle with us, in Boston, to get to know one another, before our trip to Scotland.
Join us, on a Charles River bike ride, on a Sunday at 10am.
I brake for Cake, Best, Ash

BUDGET for Seven Days - $ 1600. including EVERYTHING. (you manage your exp’s, ). No money to me. Chip in $ 35. for Meetup web fees.
Airfare is about $ 600. ( Kayak.com, Onetravel.com, CheapOAir.com, etc)
Beautiful BnB , $ 600. ( with seven people ), $ 85/nite
. four separate rooms, one twins, three doubles.
Bike rental (optional ), $ 200., and food. $ 200. +
ref - https://www.visitscotland.com/about/practical-information/covid-19-recovery-phases/

VISITING SCOTLAND FROM OVERSEAS - RULES
You can check the full list of countries who can travel to Scotland without quarantine.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-health-checks-at-borders/pages/exemptions/

TRIP NOTES and ADDENDA
Suggested / Planned Day Trips are :
Blackness Castle, via Queensferry and Dundas Castle.
Dean Village
Waters of Leith Ride
Roslyn Chapel, ( Davinci Code ).
Pentland hills
Linlithow Palace, birthplace of Mary QoS
Granton Yacht Club, Royal Yacht Britannia ( Charles and Diana)
Your Favorite Destination !
Portobello Beach
stop for Coffee and Cake.

------ Optional Side Trips around Edinburgh city -----------
https://edinburghtourist.co.uk/whats-on/october/
Scottish Country Dancing !
Queens Gallery at Holyrood
Walter Scott Monument
Dundas House
Botanic Gardens
Edinburgh Yacht Club
John Knox House
Royal Yacht Britannia ( Charles and Diana)
Frasers / Jenners Dept. Store
Wander down Rose Street
More Writers’ Museum
More Holyrood Palace
More The People’s Story

SKILLS NEEDED
An Adult who can cycle at a moderate pace is welcome, 10-12 mph, and do 30 miles a day, which leaves time for sight-seeing in each town.
Half flat riding, Half small hills. Day time riding only.
ACCOMMODATION – In Edinburgh we try for Ramsay Gardens.
On road trips, B&Bs, small Hotels, ala Rick Steves, $85/night. NO camping.

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.

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.

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