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Commuting by bicycle

Commuting Routes from Culbokie

It's about 14Km to ride into Dingwall using quieter roads and cycle paths.This is our favourite route which requires just one main road crossing.

 

Inverness is a bit further at around 20Km. This route is entirely on quiet roads and cycle paths and there are no main road crossings.

To find alternative routes and directions to other nearby towns we recommend you go to Cyclestreets.net which has a journey planner.

Some popular approaches to bike commuting from Culbokie are to do the return journey once a week, to take the car part of the way, or to do a one way journey over two days leaving the car at your work place overnight. If increased home working means that you don't have to go into the office so often, this might mean that quite a large proportion of your commuting could be by bicycle.

E-Bike Loan

If you struggle a little up the hills, an E-bike can be lifechanging, but even if you are an experienced cyclist they can dramatically extend your range and speed of travel over hilly ground. 

Transition Black Isle keeps an electric bike in the village which is available to be loaned to anyone wishing to try it out to see if it would suit them. Loans are normally for  a week and are free of charge. To make a booking contact Martin Sherring.

Schemes to assist you to buy a new bike

The Energy Savings Trust offers interest free E-Bike Loans for up to 2 e-bikes per household and up to £6,000 total with a repayment period of up to 4 years.

It would also be worth asking your employer if they are offering the Cycle to Work scheme where your new bike is paid for by instalments from your salary, and comes out of your pre-tax earnings. That's a fantastic saving of 25-39% on the bike and accessories.

Personalised Advice and Support

We appreciate that taking the plunge to try cycling to work from Culbokie is quite a big deal with lots to think about. We can offer one to one advice and assistance to get you started and we are even able to offer you an experienced cyclist as an escort for your first journey. For assistance, moral support or to book an escort contact Bob Neish at cycling@culbokiect.org

 

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