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2016 Summer Tour

Rather later than usual, we went off for another jaunt round the Outer Hebrides on our trusty tandem. We decided on island hopping once again because it seemed likely that CalMac would lose the bidding for the ferry contract to… Continue reading →

Our 2015 “Summer” Tour

Our 2015 tour was organised after a winter and spring in which our cycling had been seriously curtailed by pressure of work. Accordingly (a) we desperately needed a break, and (b) I needed to be quite conservative about projected daily… Continue reading →

2014 Tour – Day 8 Acharacle to Oban

A nice day at last! The weather forecasts were for pretty much wall to wall sun, at least until we were likely to reach Oban to collect the car. We planned to catch the 12.45pm Lochaline to Fishnish ferry, then… Continue reading →

2014 Tour – Day 7 Broadford to Acharacle

We had another cooked breakfast, but this time we got to eat our breakfast  while watching a sea otter breakfasting on crabs! (The breakfast room had a huge bay window looking out onto rocks and the sea). Once we were… Continue reading →

2014 Tour – Day 6 Waternish to Broadford

We woke to sunny conditions, which was good – and actually made a nice change. Made an early start, riding back down the singletrack towards Dunvegan, though we bypassed Dunvegan itself via a delightful little uncategorised road. Unfortunately this was where… Continue reading →

2014 Tour – Day 5 Maraig to Waternish

I woke to hear cuckoos, which is always a good way to start the day! After yesterday’s easy day, we were looking forward to at least some relatively easy cycling. No huge rush for this morning’s ferry, as Tarbert is… Continue reading →

2014 Tour – Day 4 Harris

We decided to take it a bit easier today. The wind was still quite strong and from the north bringing cool temperatures and showers, so after a fine breakfast we set off up the steep road from Loch Seaforth up… Continue reading →

2014 Tour – Day 3 Lochmaddy to Maraig

We woke to a resurgence in wind velocity – and it was going to be tight getting to the Berneray to Leverburgh ferry in time. In response to my stoker’s urgings, I tried to keep our pace up, but this… Continue reading →

2014 Tour – Day 2 Lochboisdale to Lochmaddy

Our B&B had excellent double glazing, which deadened the howling gale, but not the car alarm that sounded at 4 am, presumably set off by a gust of wind. We peered anxiously out of the window at various times before… Continue reading →

2014 Tour – Day1 Oban to Lochboisdale

We arrived in Oban in good time, despite various delays en route. We left the car as pre-arranged with a garage, reassembled the tandem and loaded it with the panniers and the rest of the luggage. And then we set… Continue reading →

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