07 Eigg to Stonehaven Other

Map 39 – Eigg white

After yesterday’s abortive attempt to visit the island of Rum, today was my final chance to set foot (and bicycle wheels) on OS Map 39 without going out of sequence. Luckily, the weather today came with no colourful warnings, and the Calmac boat sailed with every expectation of bringing me back again today. That would […]

06 Barra to Aberdeen Other

Maps 36, 37, 38 – east to Aberdeen

Today I crossed the Cairngorms. Big mountains. Few roads. It was a memorable 80 mile day of wind assisted cycling across some wild and challenging terrain. There were serious ups – and scary downs – before dropping to the upper reaches of the Don valley and a gentler, sunnier ride east across quiet, green pastures […]