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Old 02-22-13, 12:45 PM   #1
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Small wheels in Aberdeenshire?

I have a Dahon Speed TR and often get out and about in the Ellon area. I'm also keen to tour this summer; maybe Shetland. I would be very happy to hear from anyone who also has a small wheeler in my area...
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Old 02-22-13, 01:08 PM   #2
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I have a Dahon Speed TR and often get out and about in the Ellon area. I'm also keen to tour this summer; maybe Shetland. I would be very happy to hear from anyone who also has a small wheeler in my area...
I will have my Bike Friday in your area during the first week in May. If you could suggest any scenic pathways and roads that I could travel I would be grateful.
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Old 02-25-13, 02:15 AM   #3
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Tom Morton is a presenter on BBC Radio Scotland. He has a show thats currently on a weekdays afternoon, from 2.30pm till 4.
He lives in Shetland. He likes folding bikes and most other forms of transport, and talks about them and various things on his show.
You can listen to his show on the radio in Scotland, or on the BBC website, or Iplayer. He also says if the ferries are sailing.
Heres his Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Morton
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If you're thinking of visiting Shetland - or like good travel writing - do check out Ron McMillan's 'Between Weathers: Travels in 21st Century Shetland'.
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i,m from rosehearty near fraserburgh, and i will be getting my new dahon p18 in around 6 weeks.
cheers Alex.
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i,m from rosehearty near fraserburgh, and i will be getting my new dahon p18 in around 6 weeks.
cheers Alex.
Your town was on my list of places to explore while traveling along B9031.
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Hi, the National Cycle Route No. 1 passes through this area and has some lovely quiet roads (as well as some busier ones). Have a look at the SUSTRANS web site I would not recommend the Formatine & Buchan Way (discused railway line running from Dyce to Fraserburgh); the surface is very rough and lots of lose gravel and/or very muddy if wet. OK for mtb's... Its badged as a cycle route, but its surface is a disgrace in places!

Hope you have a good trip...
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Alec, thanks for this info; I will be listening out for him...

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Excellent, thanks...
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Look forward to meeting up some time; we could meet 1/2 way when the snow has gone!

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Hi, the National Cycle Route No. 1 passes through this area and has some lovely quiet roads (as well as some busier ones). Have a look at the SUSTRANS web site I would not recommend the Formatine & Buchan Way (discused railway line running from Dyce to Fraserburgh); the surface is very rough and lots of lose gravel and/or very muddy if wet. OK for mtb's... Its badged as a cycle route, but its surface is a disgrace in places!

Hope you have a good trip...
Thanks for the tip. I have the Sustrans app with routes 1 & 7 downloaded and have been doing a virtual tour of some sections via Google Maps street view just to get an idea of the terrain.
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