Posted by: Simon Berry | 5 June 2006

Best scenery so far – Stage 13


This stage was even more beautiful than the last one. Up into the Highlands, through the Glencoe Valley and along Loch Linnhe into Fort William. Fantastic. If you’re reading this Nigel, this is the scene (or at least a bit of it) that I was trying to describe on the phone. The mountain to the right still had some snow on it.

It’s a bit wild and celtic up here, and totally exhilerating, so iTune of the day is The Pogues – Wild cats of Kilkenny. (Apologies to the Scots that this crazy jig is from your Irish cousins!) Anyway, Buy it for 79p through iTunes Music Store or sample by just clicking on the listing and you’ll get the idea.

Today was an easy day – 70 miles. Tomorrow is 122 miles and the worrying thing is that my achilles tendon on my right leg has started to give me jip, 10 miles out of Fort William . . .  not sure how I am going to show photo graphic evidence of that! All prepared for an early start tomorrow.

Net ascent (decent) ft: (439) Distance miles: 40.34 Average speed mph: 13.90 Time in saddle: 2:54:11 MaxSpeed: 30.5

Cumulative Distance: 885.89


  1. Good on you Simon. I am now very envious and you are almost there. Almost 50 and almost at John O’Groats! What a fabulous achievement. And it’s taken me 30 years of knowing you to ask how your bottom is. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow and wish I was there.

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