Scottish West Coast Charity Ride for the RNLI

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by rlt, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. rlt

    rlt New Member

    I shall be riding nearly 700 miles along the Scottish western and northern coasts on my Scorpion fs recumbent trike in late May, my first major tour in over twenty years, and using it to raise money for the RNLI... Although I've planned it carefully, nonetheless I'd appreciate hints and tips from anyone who has cycled up there recently. I'm expecting quiet, narrow roads and plenty of open spaces...

    A friend has very kindly set up a website for me, please have a look and let me know what you think.

    Donations for the RNLI are of course gratefully received too!
     
  2. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Huummm interesting Lycra, what that about a Man with midlife crisis? :becool: If your lucky there shouldn't be too many midgies about, best take "skin so soft" or DEET (or both) just in case. Good luck!!
     
  3. I've cycled almost the entire length of the NW scottish coastline and a good proportion of the north coast too. The only words of advice would be to take your climbing legs!
     
  4. toroddf

    toroddf Guest

    How is that Applecross peninsula fra Torridon along the coast and over the Cattle Pass, Kirstie ? I am doing it in 9 weeks time.
     
  5. Ridiculously steep and hard. But you'll enjoy it.
     
  6. toroddf

    toroddf Guest

    Something to challenge the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula in other words as the hardest road in Scotland. Yes, I will enjoy this.
     
  7. The hardest road in Scotland is the Lochinver coast road - it's horrific. It's only about 20 miles but brutal gradients. If you tag it on to anything you do in that part of the world it's a killer day out.
     
  8. toroddf

    toroddf Guest

    I believe you are right. The Harry Henniker book talks about a road bereft of any piece of flat tarmac. The full north-west coast (including that road) is something I will do in two years time. Seems fun.
     
  9. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Veteran

    I'm on my way to that area atm.
    Sould get there in around 3-4 weeks time, it all depends on how long it take me to cycle up from Derby.

    Luck ....... ;)
     
  10. toroddf

    toroddf Guest

    I had a look at Google Earth and I am afraid Kirstie is spot on. But we already knew that.
    My own route over Applecross looks severe tasty. 8 weeks left......... counting down the hours.
     
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