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Spectacular rides in Scotland and Northern England – e-bike trials by Halfords

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Spectacular rides in Scotland and Northern England – e-bike trials by Halfords

Bike Touring Collection by Halfords UK

10

Tours

37:44 h

330 mi

11,775 ft

With wild mountains, picturesque glens and a rugged coastline, Scotland’s landscapes have been loved for generations. This Collection discovers some of Scotland and the North of England’s beloved mountains, hills, lakes and seafronts. You discover ancient landscapes and historic cities where battles and legends played out – all from the comfort of an e-bike.

E-bikes are a great way to explore further. With a little electric help, you can comfortably take on hills and long distances that would previously have made your legs buckle. To give you a taste, Halfords is launching an e-bike trial day. You can collect an e-bike in-store and test it out for six hours. The trial is free of charge, just pay a deposit which you get back when you return your bike. To test out how fun e-bikes can be for yourself, find your nearest Halfords store online, book a slot and get ready to explore: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials.

The 10 Tours in this Collection all start from a participating Halfords store so you can pick up your e-bike and get exploring. Each ride is designed to give you a full six hours of adventure so you can fully experience the thrill of e-bikes and enjoy discovering historical sites or stopping for an ice cream along the way.

The rides take you through spectacular scenery and centuries of history. You explore port towns such as Dundee, Aberdeen and Stockton-on-Tees as well as the winding cobbled streets of Durham and Edinburgh. Castles, churches, ruined priories and regal country estates all lie en route.

Outside of the towns and cities, the landscapes are green and wild. You’ll have the chance to watch a huge array of wildlife as you ride through varied habitats such as wetlands, forests, sand dunes, hills and river valleys.

You can choose from a selection of e-bikes, from hybrid to city bikes and e-MTBs at Halfords. Check the Tour terrain before setting off as some routes are better suited to mountain bikes.

E-bikes are a wonderful way to go further outdoors. Have a go for yourself and discover some beautiful areas of Scotland and Northern England.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    04:22
    41.0 mi
    9.4 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,100 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This ride takes you from industrial scenes in Middlesbrough into the wild edges of the North York Moors. After leaving the town’s concrete edges, you climb gradually through farmland as the countryside becomes increasingly rural. The calm waters and evergreen woodland at Lockwood Beck are a lovely place to stop for a picnic lunch.

    The North York Moors National Park …

  • Intermediate
    03:41
    29.7 mi
    8.1 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With its cobbled streets of dark-brick houses and secret alleyways, Durham is a historic city where you can immerse yourself in history and culture. This ride guides you around the ancient settlement, its cathedral and its castle, before venturing into the surrounding leafy countryside. You ride through the beautiful landscapes on a network of former railway paths, far from any …

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    32.0 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This journey explores the wild and verdant Scottish Highlands. You start from Inverness, known as the ‘Capital of the Highlands’ before crossing Kessock Bridge to the Black Isle. Despite its name, Black Isle is actually a peninsula hugged by Cromarty Firth to the north and Moray Firth to the south.

    You ride alongside the Moray Firth, passing through Avoch village …

  • Intermediate
    03:39
    34.9 mi
    9.6 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate e-mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This ride combines the port heritage of Stockton-on-Tees with a nature-filled coastline. After collecting your e-bike from Halfords, pedal along the River Tees as it flows towards the North Sea. On your way to the coast, you pass Saltholme Nature Reserve, shimmering wetlands that are home to water rail, yellow wagtails and terns.

    The road leads along the seafront, beside …

  • Intermediate
    03:48
    29.5 mi
    7.8 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Reservoirs hold crystal-clear reflections of the surrounding scenery on their still waters, roads wind between folded hillsides and legends live amongst the quiet corridors of historic chapels and castles. This ride takes you through wonderful nature and centuries of history around the Scottish capital – Edinburgh.

    After picking up your e-bike in Straiton, you climb gradually through the Pentland Hills. …

  • Intermediate
    03:49
    34.1 mi
    8.9 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Rising from the green countryside of central Scotland, Stirling is said to hold the Highlands and Lowlands together. This ride explores the lands around this influential city as it overflows with history and legends. On your e-bike, you cycle through the countryside, passing the impressive National Wallace Monument that overlooks the valley of the River Forth.

    The National Cycle Network …

  • Easy
    02:58
    28.5 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This ride takes you on a Tour of Aberdeen, Scotland’s third most populated city, and along the Deeside Way traffic-free cycle path through the countryside. Humans settled here between the shores of the North Sea and the mouth of the River Dee estuary at least 8,000 years ago. You ride along the historic seafront which would once have held the …

  • Intermediate
    03:53
    29.5 mi
    7.6 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Waves lap at the shores of a long shingle beach as terns land on the snaking water of the Spey Estuary. The wind gently carries sand across dunes and golden beaches. Quiet white-washed cottages overlook the crashing sea. Elgin, a small town on the Moray Firth, is surrounded by spectacular landscapes.

    From the town, you wind through the countryside before …

  • Intermediate
    04:01
    39.0 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This route is a 38.5 mile (62 km) loop from the centre of Newcastle that takes in some of the city’s iconic sites along the River Tyne and the North Sea coast. You can pick up a bike from a choice of three Halfords stores in the city. Newcastles is a vibrant metropolis with a buzzing riverside, a huge array …

  • Intermediate
    04:16
    32.3 mi
    7.6 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Hidden beaches, forest trails and colourful heaths – beautiful scenery awaits just a short ride from the city of Dundee. This gentle 32-mile (52 km) ride starts in Dundee, Scotland’s fourth-largest city nestled between the central Lowlands and the Firth of Tay. As you leave the city, you pass the V&A Museum on the modern waterfront. Dundee has a flair …

  • Halfords Store Dundee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Store North Shields

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • © OSM

    Halfords Store Kingston Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Store Cramlington

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Store Elgin

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Store Kittybrewster

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Store Stirling

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Store Straiton

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Store Stockton

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

  • Halfords Store Inverness

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You just want to know, if an e-bike fits your needs? Sign up for our six hour e-bike trial program.

    Select one of our Carrera eHybrid bikes or e Mountain Bikes, pay a deposit of £101.00 and you're good to go.

    You'll find all info here: blog.halfords.com/halfords-relaunches-electric-bike-trials

    Besides of the e-bike trial Halfords offers a wide selection of bikes, helmets, clothes and bike parts. If you need something, just stop by.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Highlights
    12
  • Distance
    330 mi
  • Duration
    37:44 h
  • Elevation
    11,775 ft

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Spectacular rides in Scotland and Northern England – e-bike trials by Halfords