Author: DaveB

Rozza on the Bealach Na Ba

North Coast 500 Gallery

I’ve now added the gallery for this year’s trip to Scotland. You can view it below. It can also be seen from the North Coast 500 page and the Gallery page. Gallery Click on the image below to open the Gallery.

The lads at John Ogroasts

John O’Groats Donkey Derby Day!

It’s race day! From Thurso to John O’Groats is just a short hop of 20 miles so perfect for our usual handicaped Donkey Derby. You know the drill, Coxy sets off last with the other riders given an earlier start depending on their ability ( as decided in the pub last night after much debate […]

Ade climbs towards Tongue

Durness to Thurso

Well we weren’t actually wild camping last night but it felt like it! Strong wind and rain put our tents to a good test but a flapping tent makes sleep difficult even if it does drown out the snorers! It hasn’t improved by the time we get up at 7am. We’re not leaving early but […]

The lads on route to Lochinver

Ullapool to Durness

Today is the big one with 90 miles to do so it’s an early start with breakfast at 8 and away for 9am. The main road up to Durness look fairly straight forward but of course we’re not doing that! We’re diverting off on to the coast road to Lochinver. And as we set off […]

Coxy gets soaked at Dundonnell

Gairloch to Ullapool

Last night we just stayed in the hotel for eats and drinks as no-one fancied battling with the midges again. It was good food and a good crack as usual livened further by a bat putting in an appearance. We’ve all seen birds trapped inside but never a bat! It caused quite a stir and […]

Paul climbing out of Sheildaig

Applecross to Gairloch

It’s a cool damp start for us at the campsite so the tents are going away wet but we’re in a hotel tonight at Gairloch so we can forget about them for now. We get away from Applecross in good time but we know the road is going to be similar to yesterday, single track […]

Over the sea to Skye

Over the Sea to Skye

Forgot to mention yesterday that Applecross looks across the water to the Isle of Skye and it’s no wonder songs are written about it and legends are made. Amongst an already remarkable background it stands out… black jagged peaks, there must be thirty or more, sillouetted against the skyline. Sat outside the Applecross Inn last […]

At the start in Inverness

Inverness to Applecross

An early start this morning to unload the van and assemble the bikes so it’s a good job last orders last night was at 10:15pm! We get away in good time and head out of Inverness towards the first rendevous in Muir of Ord. The weather is good, fine and dry with very little wind. […]

Scotland

North Coast 500

The Bike Trip is back on! After the year we’ve all had we can’t wait to get away again. Our usual haunts in the Alps and Pyrenees are still out of bounds so we’re heading closer to home. On Sunday June 6th it’s up to Bonny Scotland to tackle the famous North Coast 500 route. […]

Get down for fucks sake

Rhone Alps 2019 Gallery

I’ve now added the gallery for this year’s tour. You can view it below. It can also be seen from the Rhone Alps 2019 page and the Gallery page. Gallery Click on the image below to open the Gallery.