More fun getting on your bike!

The new route cards which have been launched can help us enjoy cycling even more.

The new route cards which have been launched can help us enjoy cycling even more.

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Pedal power has been given a boost with the launch of new route cards which showcase some of the best cycling routes in Angus.

The pack of 10 cards give details of cycle routes throughout the county, giving visitors and residents alike the chance to experience the stunning scenery and features that the area has to offer.

The cards have been produced by the council in partnership with Angus Cycling Club, who have included some of their favourite regular routes.

Funding for the cards has been provided by the European Regional Development Fund, through a Rural Tourism Business Support Project which aims to deliver an innovative, collaborative, partnership approach to improving tourism products in the East of Scotland.

Tom Ward of Angus Cycling Club explains the attraction of cycling in Angus: “There is always something new to see when cycling in Angus.

“The scenery is spectacular, and there is something for everyone, from gentle fairly flat routes, to more challenging rides through the Glens.

“And of course there are always plenty of places to stop off for a cup of tea and piece of cake! We wanted to be able to share our favourite routes with others, and are delighted that Angus Council helped us to do this.”

Councillor Mairi Evans, spokesperson for tourism at Angus Council, said: “These cards are ideal for visitors, showing them the best places to cycle in Angus.

“Hopefully this will encourage more people to visit the area and bring their bikes with them. And of course the cards will also give local residents new ideas as to where to cycle. We welcome any initiative such as this that encourages people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.”

The cards are free and are available from cycle-friendly businesses, bike shops and visitor information centres. They can also be downloaded from www.angusahead.com/cycling.