Meet of the week

Make a stop at one of the bright­est jewels in Scot­land’s bik­ing crown

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By Justin Hayzelden

Why the Tyn­drum Green Welly is an es­sen­tial visit

To the north of the Trossachs, at the south­ern edge of Ran­noch Moor, lies the small Scot­tish vil­lage of Tyn­drum, a re­mote ham­let whose lo­ca­tion at the junc­tion of the A82 and A85 puts it firmly on the map as the gate­way to some of the finest rides on the planet - be it west to Ar­gyll and the Is­lands or north through Glen­coe to the en­tire High­land coast­line, there are spec­tac­u­lar roads in ev­ery di­rec­tion.

At the height of the sea­son, thou­sands of bikes pass through this point and al­most all of them will take a break at Tyn­drum’s world-fa­mous land­mark, the Green Welly Stop. This once hum­ble fill­ing sta­tion has grown into a thriv­ing stag­ing post that’s ready to re­fresh even the wea­ri­est of trav­ellers.

Be­sides fuel, there’s a take-away café, self-ser­vice restau­rant, gift shop, an out­door cloth­ing store – handy if you’ve for­got­ten to pack your ther­mals – and park­ing for up to 50 bikes.

Spend any time here at all and you’ll meet a huge va­ri­ety of rid­ers, from IAM groups on a lo­cal ride­out to in­ter­na­tional mile munch­ers on a grand tour – when it comes to bik­ers, the Green Welly is a true cos­mopoli­tan cross roads at the gate­way to the high­lands.

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