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Lockdown Scooting

With the entire country in the grip of the dreaded Coronavirus and the population only permitted to go outdoors once a day for exercise, what better way to do that than on a Swifty Air kick scooter. However, the need … Continue reading

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Bo’ness Trails

The small town of Bo’ness sits on the shores of the Firth of Forth just a stones throw from the huge oil refinery at Grangemouth and between the two one can find a large area of flat reclaimed land, largely … Continue reading

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Ettrick Water

A phone call from my parents, whose new smart television had lost its connection to the Internet, was the perfect reason for a trip down to Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, the place where I grew up, spending my teenage … Continue reading

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Scooter Magic

More than a year has passed since I bought my first Swifty scooter, a Swifty Zero, way back in September 2018, a few months less since the purchase of my Swifty Air. Both scooters are doing well. I still manage … Continue reading

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Forth Road Bridge

A Sunday in mid-October and a chill 4 degree start, saw me driving round the A720 City of Edinburgh by-pass heading for Queensferry, a small fishing port nestling below the three bridges that span the Firth of Forth, the Forth … Continue reading

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Dalmeny Estate

A useful tip I put to good use is to keep a list of locations or routes where you might like to take your kick scooter. My list is kept on the Blog index page, where they get listed as … Continue reading

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Moorfoot Hills

Approaching the end of July, and with temperatures during the day into the mid-twenties, scooting during the heat of the day was not enjoyable and I much prefer the cool air of early mornings or the slightly cooler late evenings. … Continue reading

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Dawn Patrol

Conditions this morning were perfect for a pre-dawn scoot on the Swifty Air. The forecast was fair with only a 10% change of rain. Temperature was around 10 degree C., nice a cool for an energetic scoot, not too hot … Continue reading

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The Wind Farm

After an overcast start to the day and rain for much of the morning, the clouds finally started to clear down to fluffy cumulus by lunchtime and I decided to take a chance and head for the Moorfoot Hills, about … Continue reading

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Roslin to Shawfair

Until recently, the cycle and walking route running along the old Edinburgh, Roslin and Loanhead Branch line of the North British Railway, was only rideable from the west of Roslin to the bridge crossing at the Lasswade Road on the … Continue reading

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