Recent Event Reports

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Sunday 5 August 2018
10:15 - 13:30
Morning ride: Cancelled

0 Participants: No participants recorded for this event
With everyone away on holiday or busy today the ride was cancelled.



Friday 3 August 2018
19:00 - 21:30
Evening ride: Decided on the Day

0 Participants: No participants recorded for this event
With everyone away on holiday or busy this evening the ride was cancelled.



Tuesday 31 July 2018
08:00 - 16:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 13: London Sleeper Train to Home

3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.



Monday 30 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 12: Inverness to Edinburgh Sleeper Train

3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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Our room at Inverness youth hostel (09:11)
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The reception area at Inverness youth hostel (09:18)
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Inverness youth hostel (09:27)
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Jude, Dillan and Michael outside Inverness youth hostel (09:30)
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A great Costa at Inverness rail station (10:29)
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Michael relaxes on the final part of our train journey from Inverness to Edinburgh (13:56)
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Jude on the train from Inverness to Edinburgh (13:56)
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The old and the new: a pair of Forth road bridges as viewed from the Forth rail bridge (14:02)
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Remains of old forts on Inchgarvie in the Forth of Firth, last used in the 1930s (14:03)
HD video footage from today's ride



Sunday 29 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 11: Bonar Bridge to Inverness B&B

3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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Inside our majestic guest house at Bonar Bridge (10:09)
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Kyle House guest house, Bonar Bridge (10:32)
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Jude in the fascinating Ardgay Stores and Highland Coffee Shop, with loads of useful things for sale (11:53)
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Dillan enjoying a very good value latte in the Ardgay Highland Coffee Shop (11:54)
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A final wider view of the Ardgay Stores, featuring Jude Norris (11:54)
HD video footage from today's ride



Saturday 28 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 10: Achmelvich to Bonar Bridge B&B

3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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Achmelvich youth hostel common room (09:59)
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Our 5-bed dormitory at Achmelvich hostel (10:00)
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Achmelvich youth hostel (10:05)
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Waiting for the bus at Lochinver's main bus stop (12:34)
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Glad to be in the bus on this very wet afternoon (14:37)
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Jude on the bus (14:56)
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Our bus, complete with cycle trailer, at Lairg train station (15:25)
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The "interesting" Google shortcut down to quiet the Achany Glen road from near the station (15:44)
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The footbridge over the River Shin in Achany Glen (15:46)
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Footbridge over the River Shin near Lairg station (15:48)
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The quiet, woody, scenic road along Achany Glen (16:16)
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Dillan at the Shin Bridge, Invershin (16:20)
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Our favourite youth hostel of all time, Carbisdale Castle, now sadly in private ownership (16:34)
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Ardgay Stores & Highland Café, providing us with excellent value meals (18:34)
HD Video footage from today's ride



Friday 27 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 9: Ullapool to Achmelvich YH
Hot and sunny
34 miles (▲ 810m)
3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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The cosy twin room at Tenterden guest house, Ullapool (09:56)
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Tenterden guest house, Ullapool (09:59)
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The signs up here are usually quite simple (10:46)
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Turning off the main road towards the Summer Isles at Drumrunie (12:04)
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Dillan and Jude cycle off towards the impressive Stac Pollaidh from near Drumrunie (12:17)
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Stac Pollaidh (12:36)
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Information sign in the Stac Pollaidh car park (12:40)
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Riding along the banks of Loch Bad a'Ghaill (12:47)
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Loch Bad a'Ghaill (12:51)
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Dillan and Jude, with Stach Pollaidh behind (12:54)
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Our lunch stop at Badnagyle was brought to an abrupt end by a swarm of midges (13:25)
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Heading for the coast on the Mad Little Road to Wester Ross (13:41)
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Small lake near the Black Loch on the Mad Little Road to Wester Ross (14:00)
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The Black Loch (14:07)
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Our first sight of the beautiful Enard Bay (14:25)
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Dillan by Enard Bay with its many islands (14:33)
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Inside the Achins Bookshop and Coffee Shop, Inverkirkaig (15:19)
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Michael enjoying coffee at Inverkirkaig (15:20)
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Leaving the coffee shop at Inverkirkaig (15:30)
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Lochinver primary school (15:57)
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Approaching Achmelvich (17:11)
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Dillan and Jude on the magnificent beach at Achmelvich (17:57)
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Heading to the second beach (18:03)
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Difficult access to the secluded second beach (18:09)
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Dillan finally plucks up courage to get his feet wet on the second beach (18:25)
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The sand dunes behind the second beach (18:40)
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Achmelvich Bay (18:46)
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Michael on Achmelvich beach as the sunset nears (21:27)
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Michael and Dillan on Achmelvich beach (21:31)
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Dillan and Jude in the sunset on Achmelvich beach (21:37)
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Jude photographs Dillan on Achmelvich beach (21:38)
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Sunset at Achmelvich (21:39)
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The clear waters of Achmelvich at sunset (21:39)
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Sunset at Achmelvich (21:40)
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Michael and Dillan at Achmelvich (21:43)
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Dillan and Michael at Achmelvich (21:44)
HD video footage from today's ride



Thursday 26 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 8: Gairloch to Ullapool YH
Hot and sunny
39 miles (▲ 876m)
3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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The twin bedroom at the Mountain Lodge guest house, Gairloch (10:12)
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Jude's four-poster bed at the Mountain Lodge guest house, Gairloch (10:13)
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The Mountain Lodge guest house, Gairloch (10:21)
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Preparing to leave the Mountain Lodge guest house, Gairloch (10:22)
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Loch Tollaidh, between Gairloch and Poolewe (10:59)
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Leaving Poolewe after a welcom cold drink in the café (11:34)
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Loch Ewe, from Leathad Mòr near Drumchork (12:08)
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Aird Point and Altbea, from Leathad Mòr near Drumchork (12:08)
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Jude and Dillan with the Isle of Ewe, from Leathad Mòr near Drumchork (12:08)
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Our slightly shady lunch spot at Second Coast (13:13)
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Gruinard Island, from just beyond Second Coast (13:17)
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The fabulous beach at Gruinard Bay (13:32)
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Jude and Dillan at the Little Loch Broom viewpoint near Badcaul (14:27)
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Little Loch Broom, from the viewpoint near Badcaul, with Priest Island and Bottle Island in the distance (14:27)
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Jude and Dillan at the Little Loch Broom viewpoint near Badcaul (14:28)
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Starting the final climb from Strath Beag, Dundonnell (16:04)
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Hot and humid conditions near Beinn nam Ban (16:35)
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The top, at Loch na h-Airbhe (17:00)
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Starting the rough descent down the track to the old Altnaharrie Inn (17:00)
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Descending to Loch Broom, with Ullapool on the far side (17:05)
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Ullapool, from the track to the Altnaharrie Inn (17:05)
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The Stornoway ferry prepares to leave Ullapool (17:09)
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Nearing the jetty on Loch Broom (17:18)
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Our speedboat leaves the jetty by the old Altnaharrie Inn (17:27)
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Speeding across Loch Broom (17:29)
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Approaching Ullapool as the Stornoway ferry starts to depart (17:31)
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Dillan and Jude on Shore Street, Ullapool (21:35)
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Dillan and Jude on Shore Street, Ullapool, with the ferry pier behind (21:35)
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The moon sets on Dillan and Jude by Loch Broom, Ullapool (22:06)
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Dillan and Jude at Loch Broom, Ullapool (22:08)
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Dillan and Jude at Loch Broom, Ullapool (22:08)
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Shore Street, Ullapool (22:16)
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Michael, Jude and Dillan on Shore Street, Ullapool (22:19)
HD video footage from today's ride



Wednesday 25 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 7: Torridon to Gairloch B&B
32 miles (▲ 347m)
3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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Jude and Dillan outside Torridon youth hostel (10:13)
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Leaving Torridon Café & General Stores (10:56)
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Jude, Dillan and Michael at the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve sign (11:39)
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The Whistle Stop café at Kinlochewe (12:54)
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Jude and Dillan at the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre, Kinlochewe (13:30)
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Lunch by the main road on the banks of Loch Maree, near Talladale (14:39)
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Loch Maree from near Victoria Falls, Slattadale (15:00)
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Kerry Falls HEP Station - switched off during the dry weather (15:42)
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The rope swing at Kerrysdale, scene of great amusement on our 1993 Scotland tour video (15:57)
HD video footage from today's ride



Tuesday 24 July 2018
08:00 - 23:00
Tour: Scotland
Day 6: Applecross to Torridon YH
36 miles (▲ 639m)
3 Participants: Dillan Edwards, Michael Jones, Jude Norris
Report to follow.
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Applecross youth hostel (10:05)
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Dillan and Jude at The Junction café, Applecross (10:57)
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The Junction café, Applecross (10:58)
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Loch a Mhuilinn, Milltown, between Applecross and Camusterrach (11:04)
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A & J Brown General Stores and Post Office, Camusterrach, Applecross (11:28)
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Loch a Mhuilinn and Milltown, from the Camusterrach road (11:37)
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Shore Street, Applecross (11:42)
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The sign for the "new" Applecross road, completed in 1976 (12:03)
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Applecross Bay, from Cruarg (12:09)
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Applecross Bay, from Cruarg (12:09)
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Our lunch spot at Kalnakille (12:58)
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Kalnakille, showing old desserted houses along with newly refurbished houses (12:58)
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Highland cattle near Cuaig (13:50)
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Highland cattle near Cuaig (13:52)
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Highland cattle near Cuaig (13:53)
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Michael gets close to a young Highland male, much to Dillan's consternation (13:54)
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Kenmore and Loch a Chracaich, off Loch Torridon (14:51)
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Approaching Ardheslaig (15:27)
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Preparing to leave Nanny's café at Shieldaig (16:59)
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Approaching Torridon (18:07)
HD video footage from today's ride



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