Are there any bike shops AT ALL on the north west coast of scotland?
Just about to embark on a 10 day trip up the north west coast.
Can’t seem to find any bike shops on the route at all 🙁
Route is mtb + packraft. Morar, Knoydart, Letterfern, Applecross, Diabeag, Gairloch, Scoraig, Ullapool, Summer Isles, Lochinver, Kylestrom, Scourie, Kinlochberivie, Cape Wrath, Durness.
Failing that, are there any friendly locals with a toolbox in case I need something stupid that I am not willing to carry (like a BB wrench).
Leaving fri morning.Posted 5 years agoairbus387Member
lucky you.You will be in the best parts of scotland for the mtb,i live in scotland and head up that way when i can,But as far as bike shops go there none i know of.So i would take a small tool kit and some spokes and just hope no major mishaps become you.But just go and enjoy this fantastic area and the midges lol,And talking about the midges mind and take some avon skin so soft fantastic repellent for the midges hope you enjoy your trip 😀Posted 5 years ago
have you packed some Flares?
No, just shorts and cycling over trousers.
Do I need to bring my flares as well? Is there a big 70s retro scene on the West Coast?
Northwest Outdoors in Ullapool would be worth contacting
Portree on Skye has the only bike shop I know of, but that’s a long way off your route.
Yeh, that is a bit far. Noted though, in case Something Stupid Happens™
i would take a small tool kit and some spokes and just hope no major mishaps become you.
Small tool kit – check.Posted 5 years ago
Spokes… hmm, I don’t have any :-/Paul McGMember
Sounds like a great trip/adventure in an utterly amazing part of the world.
If you get stuck in the Torridon/Sheildaig/Diabeg area, might be worth looking up the guys at the activities centre at the Torridon Hotel. They’ve got rental bikes for their clients I think, so may also have other useful stuff. Nice people too!.
PaulPosted 5 years ago
Just back from the trip, it was amazing. Not a drop of rain for 9 days! 31 degrees one day, clear blue skys, sunshine. I feel so lucky. Photos etc soon.
Just to mention here, I saw a bike place in Durness, the “Bike Hub” http://www.developingdurness.org/Bike_Hub.html , in case anyone finds this thread and is looking for some help up there. Looks like an interesting project they have started and well worth supporting.Posted 5 years agosangobeggerMember
Neil at the bikehub in Durness can sort you out if you need it. However, north of Ullapool, you’ll have to be pretty inventive to go offroad,(which should help reliability) and it’ll mean big detours.Square wheels in Strathpeffer or any LBS in Inverness is only a bus ride away on the bus route from Inverness to Durness, so you shouldn’t loose too much time to disastersPosted 5 years ago
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