Day Seven – Inverness to Ashington

It has been another glorious day for riding our motorbikes. Today we started our journey back home, starting in Inverness. We had well over 200 miles to travel so we chose the direct route, which lead us down the A9 over the Cairngorms – more stunning views including snow capped mountains and rolling hills.

We picked up the motorway at Perth so we could ride over another bridge – the Forth Road bridge of course. From there it was around Edinburgh with practically no traffic, thankfully, and onto the A1 which is pretty much our route from here to home.

We bumped into two people unexpectedly today. My good friend Aggi tapped me on the shoulder while I was buying lunch at a services outside Edinburgh, which was a nice surprise. And then we met up with a biker we’d met earlier in the week in a lay by near Erskine Bridge on the A1 – he’d been touring Scotland this week and was on his way home. It was good to be recognised!

We had a little time this afternoon thanks to a good start this morning so we decided to ride over the causeway to Holy Island and have an ice cream. Once again we were treated to simply fabulous sea views courtesy of the British coast – definitely one of the perks of taking part in this Memorial Ride.

After that we headed straight to our lodgings in Ashington – our group took two different routes, oops, but we all made it to the right place in the end! We’re now sat in a very busy Brewers Fayre waiting for our last meal together before we finish our journey tomorrow.

If you haven’t already donated to Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of Graham, now is definitely a good time – every single donation counts. Thank you.

Mileage so far – 2017.7 (285.2 today)
Compass points visited – 4/4





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