Good day today starting with the climb out of Glen Coe and some awe-inspiring mountains. Despite the strong headwinds and inability to freewheel downhills we made fast progress over Rannch Moor (Summit 1142ft) and finally got a freewheel down into Tyndrum for a quick coffee and cake and to get our flag on the bike.
In the strong winds it came off before we got out of the village but luckily Louise and Judith in the support car were able to go back and eventually find it! We had a great ride along the shores of Loch Lomond and stopped lunch outside at Tarbet.
Not as leisurely as we’d hoped as the midges were pretty ferocious! We then met up with longtime Deafblind Scotland Mr Fixit Hammy O’Malley (and Drena) who cycled the last 20 miles of the day with us. My knee became pretty painful by Balloch and Louise rubbed some ibuprofen cream on it (just a little too vigorously in my opinion!) and that got me to the end of the days cycling.
Did 81 miles today with 4000ft of climbing which is 104 miles since Ben Nevis last night. It’s raining heavily now and we’re promised a wet start to the day but we’ve got the Big Breakfast at DbS Field of Dreams to look forward to before we set off for Gretna Green.
Plus no doubt another application of that cream for my knee! The descent of Ben Nevis yesterday was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done, so cycling with a sore knee will be easy in comparison!”
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