Scotland is full of dramatic landscapes and cultural cities. Scotland offers both a great night life as well as many day time adventures. It is the perfect place for nature lovers, people come from far and wide to cycle, trek, horse ride, mountain bike and motorcycle.
Scotland is perhaps most famous for its wealth of historical sites which makes for incredible tourist attractions. There are loads of events, festivals and cultural activities going on here all year around. Scotland is a beautiful place built on creativity, energy and warm people.
Tourism is one of Scotland’s most lucrative industries, people come for all over to experience the natural beauty.
There is an amazing motorcycle culture in Scotland, it is full of great biker cafes, events and accommodations.
Cafes and Pubs
This is an independently owned country pub, they have a great selection of draught beers and lagers to hand, as well as a selection of great wines. They locally source all their foods and produce a lovely seasonal menu, there is also a separate cafe area serving home baked treats.
Bikers often stay at this venue, its perfectly located for touring around Scotland offering two cosy, boutique bedrooms. There is a really popular bike night held here ever Thursday from 6pm, with an extra big one on the 1st Thursday of each month.
Bikers Cove is possibly one of the most popular of the hang outs. It is known as an extremely welcoming biker spot, it is a cafe but not in the typical sense. The Biker Cove is an outdoor space, they hold regular events and fundraising fun days.
As well as the cafe there is a small second hand bike store inside to have a look around in, you will definitely find some sort of bargain in there!
Rock fans everywhere love this venue, it has been going since 1987. You can listen to all of your favourite rock music from all ages here, they offer free wifi and amazing food. Bikers love heading to here in the afternoons, which usually turn into crazy nights!
This year the Victory Rally is held on 20th-22nd May in Aberdeenshire, it is full of bike fun! The rally involves Best Bike competitions, stalls, raffles, bands playing and disco’s held on Friday and Saturday nights. Camping is included in the price, if you don’t fancy camping some nearby hotels which offer discounted rates so you would need to contact them direct.
Monies raised will be donated to Legion Scotland’s Voices for Veterans.
Yorkhill Easter Egg Run
This is one of Scotland’s largest motorcycle runs, involving thousands of motorcycles, trikes and scooters take to the streets of Glasgow in a mile long convoy. This is all in aid of raising funds for Yorkhill Children’s Charity.
2016’s bike procession started at Greendyke Street and ended at Ogilvie Car Park by the Royal Hospital for Children. The event has been going for over three decades, attracting thousands of bikers and spectators. If you are planning a trip to Scotland, this event is definitely worth scheduling in. The day is packed full of fun events and activities!
This years event was run over the 29th & 30th April 2016 at Kinlochleven, Scotland and was organised by Edinburgh & District Motor Club. It was run under ‘non stop’ rules and a bit of the course is on the public highway, so all riders must have a full drivers license. This is a really great rally and you should keep an eye on its upcoming dates!
This year the event is held from 23rd to 25th September at Stair Arms Hotel, Midlothian. To attend the event it is £14 and the places are limited to 500 attendees. Throughout the rally there are fun activities, ride out and live music!
Suggested Motorcycle Route
West Highland Tour – Oyne – Fort William – Drymen
This is an amazing route which takes you through the Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, the roads are incredible and scenery is even better! This is a full days riding, with a load of cafe and lunch spots along the way: