The bicycle is deeply entrenched in Scottish history and culture, with the first mechanically-propelled, two-wheeled vehicle (the bicycle) apparently being built by Kirkpatrick MacMillan, a Scottish blacksmith, in 1839. In 1887, John Boyd Dunlop developed the first practical pneumatic or inflatable tyre for his son’s tricycle, making for a much smoother ride for us all.
Less well-known Scots have contributed to cycling far and above our well-kent sporting legends, Chris Hoy, Graham Obree & David Millar. It seems only right and fitting that bikes and cycling should be celebrated with their own tartan.
Originally designed for the inaugural Tartan Ride, held in Glasgow on St. Andrew’s night 2012, the Weathered Cyclist© tartan is the only cycling tartan.