On 1/6/04 11:40 pm, in article [email protected]
"Simonb" <[email protected]
>> Its a tour of England and Wales. Doesn't go anywhere near the other
>> nation in Great Britain.
> Perhaps it should be called the 'Tour of England and Wales' in that case?
> And who's to say it won't go into Scotland/NI in future?
Was there not supposed to be a tour de l'ecosse?
What would peoples suggested route be for a tour of Scotland? seven days
plus prologue, start and finish on a Sunday. Aim is not only to get good
racing but to visit some of the great places in Scotland and showcase them
for the tourists.
Here is a first stab at a route going anticlockwise..
Prologue: Edinburgh finishing by the castle
Day 1: Edinburgh Falkirk (past the wheel?) Stirling Perth (scone palace) and
finishing in Dundee for a great sprint in front of the Discovery.
Day 2: Aberdeen Speyside Inverness.
Another day for the sprinters.
Day 3. Fort William, Glencoe, Crianlarich, Ben Lawers to Bridge of Balgie,
past Schieallion to Pitlochry.
Another hilly day.
Day 4. Inverness, Lecht, Cairn o Mount, kirriemuir, Glen Isla, Cairnwell to
Day 5. ITT by Loch Lomond. ( I was thinking of Skye or Mull but that would
be too far to go for the transfer).
Day 6. Stranraer to Gretna.
Last day with any hills, over the Rhinns of Kells or the Lowthers
Day 7. Jedburgh, Coldstream, Berwick, Edinburgh.
Or just Berwick to Edinburgh with a city centre circuit to finish.