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Ed’s cycling holiday in April 2015

At the finish – Sunday 26th April 2015 – the end of STAGE 1

At the finish – Sunday 26th April 2015 – the end of STAGE 1

Having started the ride on Saturday 18th April with a 20 mile ride from Thurso to John O’Groats the final number of miles covered up to & including Saturday 25th April was 262 miles which was slightly below my initial estimate of 280. The bike suffered 0 punctures, 2 front brake failures (cable popped out of cantilever arm) due to braking too hard downhill & 5 chain disengagements (due to hard gear changes uphill). I normally drank at least 2…

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Sunday 26th April – Inverness to London Kings Cross by train

Sunday 26th April – Inverness to London Kings Cross by train

So it’s home today from Inverness to London Kings Cross via Virgin East Coast Trains at 09:40hrs, journey time 8hours but in the luxury of 1st class. Sunday menu on the train so no hot food. On arrival at Kings Cross took my bike for a ride on the tube to Liverpool Street, the tube train was nice & busy with spectators from the London marathon returning home. I managed to take up a fair bit of space with the…

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Saturday 25th April – Carrbridge to Aviemore

Saturday 25th April – Carrbridge to Aviemore

I spent a great night at the home of Andy & Chris & we spent a fair bit of time putting the world to rights & talking of the good old boys & good old days as they once were a few years ago. Thanks for your hospitality. It was raining steadily last night & there has been snowfall in the hills overnight, forecast say that the weather is now set to change. Today is sadly the last ride of…

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