Notes from a small island: A Scottish sea to sky adventure

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In association with Canyon UK “So I’m off to Arran for a biking adventure” I said with no small degree of excitement and genuine anticipation to my erstwhile riding companion Dave. “Arran? Are you kidding me? That sounds far too dangerous to me. How will you get there? Won’t you need  a visa? Is it even safe?” I looked at him quizzically until finally the penny dropped. “Not Iran, you nugget, Arran. As in the island of. You know, Scotland in miniature?” Clearly my pronunciation had made me sound like Sacha Baron Cohen’s Alladeen character from “The Dictator”. Well that...

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