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Doug_Bryce


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Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 21.47hrs on Sun 3 Jun 07
Alrighty all...

Thought I would share a few photos from recent week long cycle tour round the western isles of Scotland.

Actually the first time I had ever been to the outer isles - and have to confess that I am now wondering why I have never been before... The Hebrides rock !thumbs up

And the 43 island hop scotch pass is a bargain if your cycling cool smiley

Here is a map of the route we took. From Barra to Lewis, via Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Berneray and Harris....



Ferry from Oban to Castlebay takes 5 hours... Plenty time for a beer winking smiley


Cycling on a hebridean beach is a nice way to get your chain rusty


Triagh Mhor beach on Barra


From the highest point on Barra, looking south to the uninhabited islands of Mingulay and Pabhay.





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Doug_Bryce


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 21.56hrs on Sun 3 Jun 07
Berneray Youth Hostel. A thatched cottage on the beach... Very cool place to stay.


No fun on the Lords Day...


Eoilgerraidh Beach on Barra (click below on pano.jpg for the full width pano!)


Black Fulmars at the butt of Lewis


Small fishing boat in the Minch... with Suilven behind (according to Brucey!)


Just need to find a method of attaching a surfboard to the bike panniers...
Defn one of my favourite parts of Scotland cool smiley



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rossy


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 22.08hrs on Sun 3 Jun 07
nice photo's doug, thanks for sharing. never been up those parts before. looks so unspoilt.

growwild


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 22.17hrs on Sun 3 Jun 07
Triagh Mhor beach on Barra:< That pics a belter!!

Looks well cool!






Lionel


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 08.16hrs on Mon 4 Jun 07
Great pictures Doug ! Well done, that's a very nice tour. I hope it wasn't too wet.

Greetings from France,

Lionel

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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 08.47hrs on Mon 4 Jun 07
Should you have been cycling on the "Lord's Day"?

Doug Bryce.


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 12.15hrs on Mon 4 Jun 07
> hope it wasn't too wet

Managed to get sun burnt and soaked with rain on the same day. Classic Scottish weather. The beaches and the azure / clear water colour is amazing...

Anyone else ever taken a bike to the western isles ?
They are ideal for cycling - not too many cars or hills winking smiley


growwild


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 17.16hrs on Mon 4 Jun 07
How did ya get aboot on the mainland if ye had the bikes?

Did ya train it or can ya do a round trip leaving from yer car and back?

Doug Bryce


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 17.37hrs on Mon 4 Jun 07
Grow-wild,

Yip, well spotted, getting to the ferry with a bike can be a pain.

We took the train to Oban on the way out. On the way back we planned on cycling from Ullapool to the train station at Garve. However luckily managed to hitch a lift to Inverness train station from a lorry driver we met on the ferry grinning smiley

Some folk cycling the Western isles head back via Skye, then cycle back to Oban or the train station at Kyle of Localsh.

Doug

h11lly


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 19.21hrs on Mon 4 Jun 07
Looks like it was a great week. Had look at 'haggistrap' and pic 17 of the remote cove is a cracker.

'Cycling on a hebridean beach is a nice way to get your chain rusty '

Don't remind me. The bike I had as teenager was never the same again, after two of us thought that cycling out to Cramond Island would be a fun way to spend the afternoon. I reckon that's why I'm still not fond of beaches!

growwild


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 19.53hrs on Mon 4 Jun 07
Nice one, lucky on the lift..

Some of those pics on yer site of the trip are class, the water looks deceivingly warm...

Mike_w


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 16.46hrs on Mon 11 Jun 07
You made it to the beebs website.

Doug Bryce


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Re: Hebrides cycle tour <photos>
Date Posted: 07.46hrs on Tue 12 Jun 07
Yip - Should start charging the BBC commission, maybe claim back some of the license fee, ha ha winking smiley


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