Sarah Mee has sent a smashing account of her week bike touring in Scotland.
“Last week I set off with my bike for a week in the Scottish Highlands, cycling a slight variation on the popular North Coast 500 route. I hadn’t carried kit on my road bike before, but on a test ride near home I was happy to find the extra weight isn’t too noticeable except when the road tilts upwards. Unfortunately, that happens quite a lot on the west coast of Scotland. I thought I’d been ruthless with my packing until another cyclist I met expressed astonishment that my allegedly vast luggage didn’t even contain camping gear.
It’s no secret that this part of the world is stunning, but I hadn’t expected the route and scenery to be so varied, with some punchy hills (one B&B owner encouragingly suggested I consider walking my bike up the Bealach na Ba pass) and spectacular coastline on the west coast giving way to pristine beaches on the north and open moorland further inland. I’d strongly recommend this route for anyone looking for a two-wheeled escape, with the caveat that I was very lucky with the weather experiencing only one day of rain. Now time to start planning next year’s adventure!”
Sounds brilliant Sarah, thanks for sharing.
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