What a glorious day! Bright sunshine, clear skies, nice roads, and the last of our four compass points of mainland Great Britain.
Starting in Fort William we headed north on the A82 to Inverness, along the edge of Loch Ness – we didn’t spot Nessie (sadly) but we did all admire the perfectly flat water reflecting the surrounding trees; we really are being treated to some awesome sights this week. Then it was a mere 120 miles up to Thurso along the, again, stunning scenery that is the east coast of Scotland. The clear skies While we knew that this part of Scotland is very rural we were stunned by the baron landscape in places. We also overestimated how many miles there would be without a petrol station… It turns out Edward can get 179 miles to a tank – it’s a good job really!
It was just another 10 miles from there to Dunnet Head, it was single track road again but much more open this time so easier riding. As we got off the bikes the cloud started to fall over the hill and the temperature really dropped, but we managed to get some shots with the blue skies to prove it was as gorgeous as we said!
There was only one way back – the way we came – and it soon brightened up again once we were a few miles south of Dunnet. We all agreed it was a pretty good day for riding.
Our challenge is now complete – the four compass points of mainland Great Britain visited. But of course our journey is not over yet, there is a little matter of the ride home to do over the next two days. So keep following and keep donating. Thanks.
Mileage so far – 1732.5 (314.3 today)
Compass points visited – 4/4
Oh, and Allister’s bike engine has been running for 42 hours since we started our challenge on Saturday morning. That’s a lot of hours riding!