‘It swoops past thick lines of trees as you climb towards the loch’
Nominated by Ricky Hynd
“It’s a challenging road, with hairpin after hairpin and the occasional straight to blast pass dawdling tourists, as the road climbs up and then back down the forest park.” Length 7 miles Love it because: Starting in the small town of Aberfoyle, this road is a challenge for all who ride it. The A821 swoops past thick lines of trees as you climb towards the loch. Take a picture at: Stop for a photo at Loch Achray. Stop for a cuppa at: On such a short ride, there are few places to stop. One of the best is Loch Achray Hotel. Though not a café, food is available to help you recharge, ready for the ride back down. Watch out for: Being a tourist hotspot, watch out for lines of slow traffic and lost visitors. Best bike for the job: A sports bike would be great for this route. It’s the perfect tool for scything through traffic and carving up the corners.