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Cycling in Oban

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This narrow road has many marked passing places.

Cyclist gesturing that there’s oncoming traffic.

Narrow road but well maintained timber route by Loch Awe

Holiday let at Loch Awe

Luss cycle hire

Active Travel on Islay. Fantastic wide segregated shared use path. Can you imagine if every country road looked like this? Absolute game changer.

Helensburgh Cycles, at 5 West Clyde Street.

Glen Lonan Location: , Taynuilt (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Sorry guys but this is not a national cycle route. Six miles along the A83 to Tarbert. Deeply unpleasant #NCN78 #Unaccompanied12YearOldMyArse #5GoMadOnFerries

A cyclist on a ride down regional route 40 is clearly disoriented here, and has stopped just short of a plunge into the Loch.

View north across the Great Moss

Beach view


Overgrown path. Off road section of ncn78

Off road section ncn78

steep loose path ncn78

Off road ncn78 path. Steep sections, loose surface, overgrown. Not bike friendly.


P9040042 Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

P9040043 Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

P9040056 Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom) There are a few of these signs

P9040061 Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom) and saddle

P9040062 Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

P9040063 Location: , Peninver (Scotland, United Kingdom) Where there is up there is down.

P9040073 Location: , Campbeltown (Scotland, United Kingdom) Remains of wartime defences at the entrance to the bay at Campbeltown

P9040079 Location: , Campbeltown (Scotland, United Kingdom) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Pierhouse, Port Appin

Onward ... Location: , Cairnbaan (Scotland, United Kingdom) By now, the sun was warm on our backs

The West Highland Way Location: , Ardlui (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Cycle parking at Helensburgh Central station, some of which is installed far too close to a wall.

An icecream shop with its own cargobike, and cycle parking and a toucan crossing directly outside! Contrary to the arrow on the signal pole, the John Muir Way heads up the side street next to the shops.

Vulnerable and damaged cycle parking at Helensburgh Pier.

New permeable public space in the centre of Helensburgh. Outdoor markets are sometimes held here.

3 cycle parking stands in the Hill House car park

Pathetic signage at junction of Balloch to Tarbet and route to Helensburgh, at Arden Roundabout, plus no safe road crossing of A82. Imagine if signage of junctions on the A82 was like this!

The A814 alongside HMNB Clyde Location: Faslane Port (Scotland, United Kingdom) The path on the left is a shared use foot-and-cycle path but at this time on a Sunday morning it's more convenient to use the road. In fact, its poor qual ... [more]

Glenshellach Road looking north from entrance to Roseview Campsite.

View from the Ganavan Road which is the cycle route north out of Oban to Dunbeg.

Dunbeg cycle path looking west in direction of Oban. The hill up to this point is surprisingly steep. Note that this section of NCN78 does not join up with the route at Connel and is now officially abandonned in favour of an easterly ro ... [more]

NCN 78

NCN 78 Loch Linnhe

Castle Stalker

NCN 78

Welcome to Helensburgh! A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign at the end of the Arden to Helensburgh cycle track, on the edge of Helensburgh. I think you are meant to join the road here, but the opposite footway also has a 'Cyclists Dismount' sign, so ... [more]

No barrier at entrance to cycle track to Helensburgh

Overlapping barriers at one end of a short length of path

This tree root caused my phone to be thrown off of my handlebars and onto the ground!

The next train from Appin? Appin station, on the old Ballachullish branch railway, is now part of the national cycle network Route 78, which (sort of) lets you go from Oban to Ballachullish while avoiding the busy A828 road. I say sort o ... [more]

Bike stand at Rhubodach Ferry Terminal - gateway to SSSI community owned forest - Balnakailly

Bike stand at Port Bannatyne Post Office

NCN 78 out of Oban Location: , Glencruitten (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Crinan Canal, Ardrishaig, 2 miles south of Lochgilphead (NCN 78)

New cycle path in Rhu, next to A814

The old A82 road near Firkin Point, now part of the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path. (See also #30078)

Signboard on the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path (location approximate) (see also #30079)

Connel Bridge (NCN 78), Argyll and Bute Standing in the middle of the road through the Connel cantilever bridge, showing the regular metal box structure. A tidal-flow system controlled by traffic signals operates over this single lane b ... [more]

Quiet road on the Cowal peninsula. On the NCN75

Cyclists dismount sign on the slipway for the Tarbert- Portavadie ferry

Start of the cycle lane at the top of the hill into Port Askaig on the A846.

Cycle lanes on the A846 on the road out of Port Askaig, Islay

Road sign combining A road signs with Sustrans NCN route signs with helpful distance figures. What it doesn't say is that the 34 miles to Lochgilphead on the NCN78 is the scenic way - via the A83 it's less than half that.

Tarbert-Portavadie ferry links the Kintyre and Cowal peninsulas with a fairly regular service through the day all year. This is one of the few remaining coastal ferry services (i.e. not island) in Scotland. The road alternative to the hea ... [more]


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