04. June 2018
..a new speed record and all possible in the Outer Hebrides. Despite the remoteness, the Outer Hebrides brings people together from all over the world. Last week during one of our bike transfers in Uist, I met a cyclist who is from Perth Scotland. He just took a few days off from work to cycle and camp enjoying the spell of nice weather currently in the north west. Yarning, as you do, I learned that our ways have actually crossed before in Greenock many years ago. A very small world, we both...
11. May 2018
We operate under a private hire license which allows us to transfer the cyclist as well as their bikes. This means that we spend time with riders doing the Hebridean Way when they arrive to take them to their starting destination mostly Vatersay on Barra and return transfers from the Butt of Lewis and onwards to any of the ferry or airports for their return trip. It is a great opportunity to listen to the expectations of the cycle trip and afterwards the experience. I am always looking out for...
29. March 2018
The missing link which will make your Hebridean Way Cycle trip complete.
23. March 2018
We were producing our risk assessment to ensure #safety of our cycling customers. We had a wee chuckle writing down be aware of otters crossing. Only in the Outer Hebrides. We take our customer’s safety very serious. Jonny, our technical director, is our bike mechanic and he ensures all bikes are receiving their regular services and repairs. But also your health, our helmets are hygienically cleaned as are the bike handles and other touch points. Cycling in the Outer Hebrides, does have its...
22. March 2018
A few weeks ago I met Malcolm from Berneray Bike Hire in a Outer Hebrides destination markting meeting. During the meeting I was inspired by the deep connection these new young entrepreneurs have with their island where they want to make their living. HebShuttle is always seeking collaboration with local business in an effort to offer a complete experience to our visitors to the island. So next week Monday, Jonny and I will be meeting Malcolm and look for ways how we can work together so our...
11. March 2018
Barra here we come! Jonny and I will be visiting Tony from Barra Bike Hire to see how we can collaborate with the aim to offer an even better experience for people wanting to do the Hebridean Way Cycle trip. We will set off tomorrow morning early to make our way to the Sound of Harris ferry, crossing from Leverburgh to Berneray. From there we pop round our current office in Balivanich on Benbecula. We hope we to announce our move to Creagorry real soon. Watch this space. We will be on the 13:00...
28. February 2018
Although remote from busy roads, the Outer Hebrides is well connected via ferries and planes. Our current cycling tours aredesigned to fit into the ferry and plane time tables and availability. Our trips start with a warm welcome and time to settle into your accommodation in Benbecula. Here is where the tripwillstart,taking you over the isles to the end point at the Butt of Lewis in Ness. After celebrating your achievement over dinner and night out in Stornoway, we will transfer you the next...
06. February 2018
Hebridean Way North Uist Collaborations Yesterday I attended a marketing meeting in Claddach Kirkibost Community Centre in North Uist. It is about developing the Outer Hebrides into a world class destination. I represented HebShuttle which is based in Benbecula, south of North Uist. I met up with some very inspiring young entrepreneurs, Jonathan Ingledew from North Uist Distillery and Malcolm Gibson from Berneray Bikes. Jonny and I are keen to collaborate with them to create this world class...
01. February 2018
Jonny and I are in the process of designing a 3 day cycle trip over the Outer Hebrides for cyclist looking for 60 miles a day challenge. We grade it Difficult (Grade 3) to Hard (Grade 4): it won’t break your legs and you are a regular, experienced cyclist, about 600 ft of climbing. It is a personal challenge ride allowing you to test your legs without the hassle of having to plan a route yourself. We will do all this for you. It is a great opporunity to take your cycle to the next level. It...