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Month: September 2016

Wednesday 5th October – Thurso to Tongue

Wednesday 5th October – Thurso to Tongue

I stayed at a nice hotel last night in Thurso called the Pentland Hotel, good accommodation & food. I drank too much coffee on Monday night & Tuesday, my brain was hyper – active at 01:00hrs, it didn’t help that I’d set my alarm to go off at 05:45hrs so I could load my bike & have breakfast at 06:30hrs as I was meeting Graeme at 07:15hrs for ¬†our ride today. I was heading for the village of Tongue, Graeme…

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Tuesday 4th October – By train from Inverness to Thurso

Tuesday 4th October – By train from Inverness to Thurso

Overnight sleeper train from Euston arrives at Inverness at 08:30hrs then I have a two hour wait before boarding the 10:40hrs train to Thurso which arrives around 14:30hrs, I’ve got seat & bike reservations booked. The route up to Thurso is a very scenic one & Thurso rail station is the most northerly station in the UK, the town is also the most northerly on the British mainland. I’m booked into the Pentland Hotel for the night in the town…

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STAGE 8 – Monday 3rd October – From home to Thurso by train

STAGE 8 – Monday 3rd October – From home to Thurso by train

I finished my last ride in July this year at Edinburgh, that was a 3 day ride from Aberdeen down the coast route, it was a good ride but one that ran through some populated & urban areas, so on this section I decided to make for Thurso (where I’ve passed through on a previous ride) & then head north west along the coast towards Cape Wrath & then follow the west coast southwards for a while before heading inland…

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