A couple of weeks passed since Robin and I cycled off to the Huntly Slow Down on the beCyCle tall bikes. I still keep thinking about that little tour: Aberdeen – Huntly, 50 miles on wee back roads, leaving a wave of joy behind us – even the cow herdes started running along when we passed. People’s amazement when seeing us on the tall bikes is really cool. It can be quite a circus if we take the bikes into town centres, but out in the country it’s just lovely: for a moment, everybody becomes a child again. When was the last time you had someone starring at you with an open mouth and going WOW?
At the festival in Huntly itself, the bikes were quite a sensation. We showed a whole bunch of people how to ride them, both adults and kids. Explained how we built them, and toured a little around town etc.
It all felt quite right being there, with the tall bikes, representing the project. We met a whole bunch of lovely people, made some new contacts – I think the Huntly Express wrote something about us, I’ll try to get a hold of it – and learned a thing or two about bikes and bike festivals and cycling in Scotland.
All in all, a really great tour and quite a neat event. — See more pictures here: