To my dear readers , thanks – you kept me on task by following the adventure- this my last short blog that will rely on the smiling faces from the group who helped make this trip such a memorable time for us all.
The final 80 Kms was in misty wet conditions but a tail wind was always going to make it an easy finish. We stopped for only one break – a bunch of dripping socks wet cyclist in the Tempest cafe in Thurso.
We all reassembled and rode the final 500 meters and rode down to the touristy point where John and Oswald had champagne and strawberries for the team. The extreme wind chill kept the festivities to a bare minimum and I slipped away form the madding crowd looking for a hot shower very quickly.
The following pictures will need to speak for themselves – ” I knocked the bastard off” looks – the lovely lady with Jamie is his wife Sarah.
Bettyhill at 8am before we set off