Reviews for A Bit Scott-ish

 A Bit Scott-ish by Mike Carden

Velo Vision review of A Bit Scott-ish

“A lively account of a journey through Scotland.”
The Scots Magazine

“With almost unquenchable good humour, the author takes on everything that Scotland can throw at him. This is my kind of cycle touring, and I really enjoyed the style. I look forward to his next project.”
Velo Vision cycling magazine

“Witty… a light touch. Use it to entice a friend to join you touring.”
Cycle Magazine (CTC)

“Very very enjoyable book and funny with it. Hat off to Mike Carden for doing this ride especially with the miles he was pushing some days more so on the day he went to Stirling. Very good descriptions of the places he visited.” Good Reads website5 of 5 stars

“A comical take on a very serious challenge.” 
The Orcadian
“With Mike’s engaging and witty style you are soon travelling alongside him as he takes on the mountains, copes with the elements of a Scottish summer and being directionally challenged. Intermingled with the descriptions of the wonderful scenery, Mike weaves in the history of the places he visits. From the Italian chapel built by Italian POW’s in the second world war, through the Highland clearances, the Jacobite rebellion to the exploits of the Scottish heroes Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Not only is it a cycle travelogue it is nearly a mini potted history of Scotland. Well Mike certainly has done it again, a most enjoyable read. It certainly encouraged us to think about a tour through Scotland!”

Cycletourer website

The Local History Magazine review


“This is an easy to read, charming and very funny book taking in some of the most breath-taking sights in Scotland. There is a familiarity with the author from the very beginning of the book; it is almost like sitting down for a chat with an old friend and it is certainly one of the most entertaining and unusual history lessons you are ever likely to have.”
The Local History Magazine

“A nice line in self-deprecating deadpan humour… a real winner”
The Stirling Observer

“Mike’s humorous narrative keeps rolling along. The variety of landladies, hostel wardens and fellow travellers keep the interest and humour level high.”
Arrivée cycling magazine