It’s been a week since I got home from my adventure and I’m still riding the high of finishing it.
Sixteen days, cycling 967 miles with 55,000 ft of ascent. (That includes 23 miles from Thurso railway station to Strathy Point and 16 from St Catherine’s point to the ferry at Yarmouth).
It is an immense privilege to be able to do a trip like this and see our fabulous country at a pace that meant I could take it all in. The hard parts. The easier parts. Every turn of the pedals was worth it. Every slice of cake was definitely worth it.
I saw wonderful places, heard amazing stories, ate delicious food and met exceptional people. What a way to spend a couple of weeks.
Thanks to everyone who sent a message. Your interest, your support and encouragement helped all the way.
Thanks to Inspiral Cycles for making sure the bike was up to the trip, to Mike’s Bikes in Aviemore for ridding me of a rattle on Day 03, and to the Dales Bike Centre for fixing my broken spoke on Day 09.
For those cyclists among you interested in the prep and logistics for the trip, I’ll put together some more practical posts in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, here are the pick of the pics