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My Cycling Holidays in 2016

At the finish – Tuesday 11th October – the end of STAGE 8

At the finish – Tuesday 11th October – the end of STAGE 8

Another superb ride through Scotland when I was once again blessed with good weather, no wet weather gear used this time! The route along the ‘top of Scotland’s coast line was beautiful with the usual stunning scenery, there were a few short stiff climbs as expected but nothing too serious, I’ve previously ridden part of the route so knew what to expect. The area around Durness was I said in my post a bit like ‘frontier land’ where everyone just seems…

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Tuesday 11th October – Inverness to home by train

Tuesday 11th October – Inverness to home by train

It was a dark & miserable morning when I turned up at Inverness rail station ready for the train home, I’d arrived early to grab a coffee at a station café & then sat people watching for a while. Trains from here depart to a few far flung places in Scotland so there was a mixture of passengers coming & going including travellers, commuters, drunks armed with standard issue cans of Special Brew & unsurprisingly a fair few blokes in kilts….

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Monday 10th October – Bonar Bridge to Inverness

Monday 10th October – Bonar Bridge to Inverness

I set off from Bonar Bridge at 09:00hrs for a quick 15 mile ride south to the town of Tain, it was around 2 degrees & there was a bank of fog floating above the Kyle but the sun was making an appearance. Bonar  Bridge (Scots Gaelic Drochaid a’ Bhanna) is situated on the north bank of the Kyle of Sutherland in the parish of Creich in the Highland Council Region. The Kyle is a river estuary for the rivers…

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