Join us from 9.00am on Sunday 30th April 2017 for a 10am departure, heading up to Inveraray to support The Scottish Biker Magazine’s Inveraray Ride in Event. Free Bacon Roll and a mug of Tea or Coffee to all joining us on the ride.
The route we’ll be taking is one of our favourite runs (after the M9 of course) heading to Stirling on the M9, then onto the A811 over to Balloch. The A811 has a succession of long, straight lines for almost ten miles along the River Forth before is enters the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
We then join the A82 to Tarbet. The A82 livens up the run with its many sweeping bends and tight turns.
Turning off the A82 we join the onto the very scenic A83 at Tarbet. Much of this part of the road runs along the shores of Loch Fyne, with the famous Rest and Be Thankful pass and viewpoint. “Rest and be thankful” are the words inscribed on a stone near the junction of the A83 and the B828, placed by soldiers who built the original military road, now referred to as the Drovers’ road…and often used as a diversion in times of landslides!.
Before reaching Inveraray itself the road descends down through the glen over the little stone arch known as Butter Bridge towards Cairndow where the run sweeps around the head of Loch Fyne, and follows the loch up along the twisty road passed the Castle and into Inveraray.
Here's a link to the route
The Scottish Biker Magazine is written ‘for bikers by bikers’ and aims to give information on all aspects of riding including basic skills and advanced training, and tips on maintenance and equipment. It includes popular routes and covers the types of issues that bikers may come across, from the skills of cornering to where to get a cup of coffee.
On the day Saltire Motorcycles will be located to the south of Inveraray opposite the Inveraray Inn. There will be support from many Scottish Motorcycle dealers - including ourselves, Police Scotland, Riding schools (both off road and on road), Road safety, motorcycle charities plus much more.