The Motorcyclist's Guide to Scotland is the only guide book dedicated to exploring Scotland on a motorbike.
Written by former BBC Scotland journalist, JG Fergusson – a lifelong biker who has ridden every road in the book (this book, anyway!) – The Motorcyclist’s Guide to Scotland features 30 exciting routes from the Solway coast to Shetland, and a suggested itinerary to tour the country in four days. The tour links with the individual routes to help you devise a bespoke tour if you can visit the country for longer.
208 pages long, the guide will help you find the best roads to ride, top things to see, biker-friendly places to stop, great places to eat and it lists all the refueling opportunities along the way. Each route has a suggested reading list and a recommended soundtrack to keep you entertained while you ride.
With chapters on Scotland’s motorcycle manufacturers, racing champions and inventors as well as riding etiquette and advice for visitors, this is a guidebook no home-based or visiting biker should be without.
The Pass of the Cattle
Just to get you in the mood... see, it doesn't always rain in Scotland.
FYI... the video's backing music is "Music Tree" by Heidi Talbot
John's book came out in late 2018
so it is pretty much up to date (April 2020) and as an
accomplished author and journalist, he is able to describe the
routes, places to see, things to do etc., far better than I
could... so for the moment I won't bother itemising runs
through Scotland. I should point out, other than a love
of motorcycling and Scotland, I have no association, business
or otherwise, with John and my only reason for mentioning his
guide, is a) it is good b) it means I can stop repeating
myself when folk ask me about motorcycle toouring in
Scotland... I can just point them in the direction of this
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