Saturday, 13th September
Well, I’ve had a few days off the ride due to the flare up of an old knee injury, but aiming to be back on the bike today and riding the beautiful stage through the Great Glen and onwards to Bonar Bridge.
Today I’m hoping to add an extra pit-stop at H&I Adventures in Bunchrew – coffee and refreshments promised!
Riding from Fort William to Kyle of Sutherland begins by riding through the Great Glen and past the memorial of the unknown soldier prior, to the first pit stop of the day at Fort Augustus. The route then follows alongside the banks of Loch Ness before cutting inland through Beauly to ride alongside the Cromarty Firth and ending up at Kyle of Sutherland.
Here’s Jonny from CycleChat’s account of his ride along Loch Ness in 2013 (link).
As part of the Dulux Cycle Challenge, I’m riding to raise money for The Outward Bound Trust: “We aim to help young people realise their potential through learning in the wild. We create a supportive and challenging environment in which young people can learn about themselves and see clearly, perhaps for the first time, what they might truly be capable of achieving in life.”