Highlands & Islands

Bicycles on buses scheme a first for the Highlands

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Image caption Cyclists will be able to book their bikes onto buses

Buses travelling between Cromarty and Inverness will have room to take up to four bicycles in a scheme that has been described as a first for the Highlands.

Highland Council, transport body Hitrans and community project Transition Black Isle are working with Stagecoach on the project.

The scheme will run from 15 April until October.

The route was chosen because it passes through a number of communities and also a mountain bike track.

It will also be available at a time when commuters are being asked to use public transport to help ease congestion on the Kessock Bridge during major roadworks.

The crossing carries the A9 over the Beauly Firth and links the Black Isle and Inverness.

The roadworks will be in place until June.

At the moment Stagecoach buses in the Highlands have only been able to accommodate cyclists with folding bikes.

Highland Council has more details about the new scheme and how cyclists can book their bikes on the buses.

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