Holiday weekend, no commuters apart from the antisocial shift workers like me.
I've gotten on those trains five times without a reservation (Garelochhead, Oban, Fort William, Arrochar and Bridge of Orchy) and never been turned away, but that's no guarantee - without reservations they're first come first served and it's down to how petty the guard is feeling that day if there's a bigger group upstream.Thinking of a day trip up loch lomond way. If I do it, it’ll be “spur of the moment” thing, not really pre-planned.
I know that Scotrail say the trains from Oban/FtWilliam/Mallaig are “reservation only” for bikes, unlike down here in the central belt where reservations aren’t needed.
In practice, if I was to rock up at Arrochar/Tarbet, Ardlui or Crianlarich without pre-booking mid afternoon, what would be the chances of getting a bike on a train to Glasgow?
The A82 along the loch is a bad place to be on a bike. If you want to go further north you're far better off heading west out of Dumbarton, through Helensburgh and up Loch Long or following the A82 cycle path to Arden and then up Glen Fruin.Aye, Balloch’s easy for trains!
That had been my original plan - starting here in darkest Ayrshire, heading up the NCN7 to Johnstone, then towards Erskine. Over the bridge, and on to Balloch, then train back to Glasgow and home. But I thought it might be worth pushing on to the top of loch lomond....
There is one which runs north from Balloch to Tarbet,Is there not a cycle route from Balloch to Arrochar?
No, I have not seen any cyclists at all at all.Has anyone seen any sign of the undercover cops out and about?
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