Old Bloke On An Old Bike

The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society

27 Jun 2016: Stage 16 completed

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A long day: 86 miles from Aviemore to Lairg, bringing the total so far to nearly 950 miles.

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The day started with a climb into rain and freezing cold headwind, and ended with a descent into rain and freezing cold headwind. Both equally horrible.

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In between, it was a day of firths – I crossed the Beauly/Moray Firth at Inverness, the Cromarty Firth at Conon Bridge and the Dornoch Firth at Bonar Bridge. They’re really beautiful, but the problem with firths is that you have to descend to sea level to cross each one, and then climb over the hills separating it from the next one. It was a tough day and I’m very tired tonight.

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An easier 50-mile ride to the north coast tomorrow…

3 comments on “27 Jun 2016: Stage 16 completed

  1. Colin Myers
    June 28, 2016

    Hi Steve,
    I know the country you are in now, pretty well and wondering where you might be be staying on your last night. Tongue/Bettyhill area? Altnahara is a stop used by a lot of LEJOG walkers and cyclists, but probably too far south for you,
    Kind Regards
    Colin

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  2. Derek deadman
    June 28, 2016

    Dear great effort. proud of you. Putting another 50 pounds into the pot. Wishes,derek and sonia

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  3. Steve Pudney
    June 28, 2016

    Derek, Sonia, that’s really generous of you. Thank you so much.

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