About the Whisky Cyclist site Updated 25/03/13
BenRiach Distillery and a Bike
The site is still in relative infancy, but more is being added on a daily basis (well most days, anyway). Some pages have a * against them, which means that there's more to add to that page, though whether any page is really ever finished...
Links to other sites are included wherever possible, and are shown in white. Underlined links are to other pages on this site; a single @ is of course a link to the email address, where there is no room to show the full email address.
The list of Whisky Festivals in Great Britain has been updated - if I've missed one or not yet got the date in the list, please let me know at email@example.com. I have also compiled a list of Whisky Shops that I hope is both accurate and comprehensive. Books and magazines are not so well developed, and independent bottlers has barely been started on. Other Links includes other whisky links I find useful, but have yet to organise properly, and links to guides to Scotland. Ten things you thought you knew about Scotland is a bit of fun.
The cycling part of the site has been developing more slowly, but I have compiled a list of good internet parts providers, and each Distilleries and Places page (see below) contains details of the nearest cycle shops, and other useful cycle information. Not everyone wants to, or has time to, ride everywhere, so trains are useful for getting around - but if you're carrying a lot on the bike, getting across footbridges can be a big problem, so I've started compiling a list of stations with links to station plans and notes on access. Many distilleries are off shore, so there will be info on ferries too.
Distilleries - pages are being created for every Distillery in Scotland - 86 so far.
Places - pages for places in Scotland where I've taken photos with links to where to sleep, eat, drink plus supermarkets, banks and cycle info.
As well as cycling and drinking whisky, I tend to take a considerable number of photos and I'm also in the process of loading them onto Flickr - so far around 64,000 - and there are plenty more to upload! Wherever possible the pages of this site will be liberally illustrated with my pictures, with links to larger versions of them on Flickr and of course the rest of the 64,000 to explore. Click on a picture to view a larger version. Most of my pictures on this site are covered by the Creative Commons license. This essentially means that you can use them for non-commercial purposes, so long as you credit me. Should you want an image for commercial purposes, please contact me.
Larger versions of most if not all pictures are available on my Flickr Photostream, together with other pictures I've taken. Links to individual collections and sets are available at various point on the site.
25th March 2013
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