Cycling advice

It remains advisable to walk or cycle for your health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re not self-isolating, we recommend walking or cycling for both essential journeys and exercise. As of 11 May, you can exercise outside more than once each day.

It’s important to:

  • Cycle or walk alone, or with people you live with
  • Keep two metres away from others
  • Wash your hands on arrival at your destination
  • Stay local and cycle within your ability level

Cycling is generally a low-risk activity but with our emergency services under pressure, it’s important that we all take steps to manage risk wherever we can. Please only cycle on routes you know well, that are close to home (in case of mechanical problems) and that are well within your ability level. To avoid unnecessary travel, Forestry and Land Scotland and many national parks have asked that no one drives to land that they manage.

If you're cycling on shared paths, please be considerate of other people walking, wheeling, running and cycling: stay two metres from others, slow your pace and stop to let people pass. Be mindful and take even more care around people who might be more vulnerable, travelling at a slower pace than you or who might be with children or dogs.