I awake with a headache, perhaps like a hangover at the end of a party. The tent is a peculiar shape, the wind pushing the guy ropes to their limits. I put on layer upon layer before even venturing to the toilet. The wind blows me back, but I walk on, out to strange collection [...]
Wild and wet but happy to be almost there It was another wild day and I felt grateful it was almost over. The wind was strong, gusting, but thankfully behind us. The sky, a patchwork of greys. The air, laced with drizzle. The road, damp; the occasional car speeding past, spraying fine mist on us on their [...]
Today’s ride, Thurso to John O Groats to sign the Book of Old Groaters,,37.3km. Mission Accomplished. Now, how do we get back in time for school?
The only refuge we could find on the road to Thurso Today’s ride, Bettyhill to Thurso, another wet, wild day but at least the wind was on our back, 48.75km
Today we took half a day off. So close to our destination yet still so far. This morning’s journey ended in Bettyhill at lunchtime, just a few kilometres further on from our startpoint, Tongue. We hadn’t intended to rest here, but the wind and rain and relentless hills were just too much. Even the bed [...]
That’s how it feels sometimes Today’s ride, Tongue to Bettyhill, just 24.1km in the wind, rain and midges. Holed up to waiting for a break in the weather for the final few days ride. Or should we just go home?
Today’s ride, Lairg to Tongue, a ride through the wilds of Sutherland to the North coast of Scotland, 64.3km
The collegiate church at Tain Today’s ride, Tain to Lairg via Ardgay and Shin Falls, 51.8km