The NC500 – The good, the bad and the ugly – FINALE

  The one you’ve all been waiting for…..right? Let’s answer those questions from the last NC500 post: What did we wake up to? Were our bikes still there against the outside wall? Were we in any condition to cycle ….? And let’s start where we left off from …… 2 …

The NC500 – The good, the bad and the ugly – Part 4

  How are we only on day one I hear you ask? A lot happened. So – bellies full of soup,chips,rolls and a full pot of tea each – we knew we had to get on our way and say farewell to the comfort and lovely chat of the Lochcarron …

World Bee Day – Thursday 20th May 2021

World Bee Day is upon us and aims to highlight the importance of bees in food production, sustainable farming, biodiversity and environmental protection. The date was chosen as 20 May coincides with the birthday of Anton Janša, who in the 18th century pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in his native Slovenia …

The NC500 – The good, the bad and the ugly – Part 3

The NC500 – The good, the bad and the ugly – Part 3       So – we finished off with sunshine and snacks by Loch a’ Chuilinn.. Proper munch was on our minds – and by munch – I mean LUNCH. Onward towards Achnasheen which is where we …

The NC500 – The good, the bad and the ugly – Part 2

Welcome back to the NC500 challenge           Now…. where were we? Ah yes – trying to get a good nights sleep (max 4 hours available) amidst the rutting stags and owls. Good morning!   I was awoken from what has probably been a 30 minute snooze …

Bike User Group – police bike marking and more!

Hello hello! Please see below some information passed on from Sarah from the Bike User Group at The Western General Hospital There will be more police bike marking on site on Tuesday, the 4th of May from 10am-1pm. This will be located at the usual location in the covered entrance …

Pedal on Parliament – Shine a Light on Climate Change

See https://pedalonparliament.org/shine-a-light-how-to-take-part-in-pop-this-year/ for ideas of how you can Shine a Light on Climate Change.  The date is 24 April, so you have a little time to plan! Share your pics or videos or let us know what you did so that we can share it on the blog. Apr 14, 2021

The NC500 cycling challenge – The good, the bad and the ugly. Part 1

                                         In October –  Kirstie and I set off to tackle the NC500 to raise awareness and funds for the amazing charity –  the Scottish Assosciation of Mental Health. We set ourselves the challenge of completing the NC500 in 5 days – covering over 500 miles and completely self suffiecient …

Training day – Pre NC500 challenge

When you’ve a big challenge coming up – preparation is key. Not just of the kit you are going to need – but the reality of mileage. We have done our chunky cycles before (see previous blogs) – often with trying inclines – always summiting with sweat and smiles. But …

NC500 Challenge – updates and blog posts to come!

    HELLO!   This October 2020 – Kirstie and I ( sadly Jenny could not start with us due to illness) –  began our NC500 Challenge. As our email on our return detailed – our challenge was sadly postponed after 2 days in – due to extreme adverse weather conditions …