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