western isles

BBC Adventure Show - Sore In The Saddle

BBC Adventure Show - Sore In The Saddle

As described in previous entries, the Highlands, Glens and Western Isles 1300km this summer was filmed by a TV production company for BBC2 Scotland. This was aired on Tuesday and is available on the iPlayer link below (until the end of the year ish):

Ten things I loved on the Highlands, Glens and Western Isles 1300km Audax

Ten things I loved on the Highlands, Glens and Western Isles 1300km Audax

In an attempt not to write "ride bike, eat, ride bike, eat, ride bike, eat, sleep", I have selected my ten highlights of the ride (and there were a lot of highlights!).  No particular order. There is a bit of a summary at the end that is more ride bike, eat!

Outer Hebrides trip Day 9 - Rushgarry to Howmore - 50.03 miles

Outer Hebrides trip Day 9 - Rushgarry to Howmore - 50.03 miles

My plan of camping higher up certainly worked with keeping the midges away, but it was a very windy night and I did not sleep that well.  I was woken early with a strong sunrise, but managed to finally get to sleep again and actually slept until about 9 - which is quite late for me on this trip.

Outer Hebrides trip Day 8 - Leverburgh to Rushgarry - 48.31 miles

Outer Hebrides trip Day 8 - Leverburgh to Rushgarry - 48.31 miles

It rained quite a bit overnight, but I couldn't hang around as I was going to get the first ferry across to Berneray and onto North Uist. There was another cyclist staying at the hostel and he was getting the ferry as well.  He was a retired German gentleman - he was spending a number of weeks in Scotland traveling between hostels mainly by bus (you can put your bike on a bus apparently!) and then cycling around the local areas.