North Coast 500. Scotland 2018

Wednesday, 6th June 2018 (all day)

Location: Inverness!

500 mile ride. Start and finish in Inverness. Cross west towards Skye, Applecross and take coastal route around northern Scotland back to Inverness.

Good climbing, stunning scenery not to mention the weather! Camping involved. 

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Dwight wrote
at 4:41pm on Saturday, 18th November 2017
day 2 directions from Lochcarron to Gairloch Caravan Park via Applecross and Kinlochewe (
https://maps.app.goo.gl/i/bM2FN ) in Google Maps.
day 3 directions from Gairloch Caravan Park to Camp Site ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/i/TpmBo ) in Google Maps.
day 4 directions from Camp Site to Durness via Stoer ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/i/NMwTJ ) in Google Maps.
LOST THE PLOT!!! from here...
day 5 See directions from Thurso Bay Caravan & Camping Park to Shore Rd via RSPB Dunnet Head, John o' Groats, and 1 other stop ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/i/laGjN ) in Google Maps.
LOST THE PLOT!!!
See directions from Lybster to Helmsdale ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/i/5gUXx ) in Google Maps.
another day
See directions from Helmsdale to Balnapaling ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/i/7doD5 ) in Google Maps.
See directions from Helmsdale to Balnapaling ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/i/7doD5 ) in Google Maps.
Dwight wrote
at 4:30pm on Saturday, 18th November 2017
Looks great.....planning mischief going on..
started a whats app group but do not have all people to add.
have booked sleeper train for 6th arrive 7th first thing. back 14th late .8 DAYS:- riding 1day off for rain or shorten some days?. flying options available.
See charlie soon. Tessie or my brother Kim can drive.
Charlie wrote
at 2:21pm on Saturday, 18th November 2017
Hi just introducing myself.
I'm Charlie, Mike's orienteering friend from Yorkshire. Looking forward to joining you in June. Hopefully I can also join in some of the training in Derbyshire in May (and find out that I'm about the right speed on a bike!). I'm more of a runner than cyclist but same age as Mike.
Keep fit everyone!
Charlie
Will wrote
at 10:41am on Thursday, 16th November 2017
Mike where are the files you mention?
at 12:39pm on Tuesday, 7th November 2017
OK - as I started looking at this anyway I have dumped some maps - 7 days - on 'files' above as a possible route - gives an easy 'rest day' for day 4. Trouble is we are going to have to do many laps around inverness castle at the end, as this route calculates to only 453 miles! That or we could just let Kevin map read...
at 11:34am on Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Thinking about dates and stuff - I am assuming we will be looking at cycling either 7 or 8 days - travel up on 6th June cycling 7th to 14th inclusive? and back home Friday 15th.
I will be driving my Camper up with some/many bikes probably leaving 5th and back 16th (with hopefully volunteer drivers on cycle days ... Tess?). Hopefully Will, as nominal team captain... can plan routs from his list of links below? I will also now post training event in Derbyshire for May...
K wrote
at 4:08pm on Thursday, 13th July 2017
Hi Will, yes it would be - if only I could get my act together! Already this Saturday won't be possible but I've put in in the diary for the following one. Then I'm away on holiday and straight after that I move North 18th August! I will have a farewell exhibition in Crouch End by the way - would be great if some of you guys could make it! 27th July - 01st August - here is the invite: http://www.maeurich.co.uk/uploads/6/6/8/0/6680576/goaskthetime_final.pdf
Will wrote
at 7:35pm on Tuesday, 11th July 2017
Katrin, great, be good if you could join us for one of our rides before you head north.
K wrote
at 9:22pm on Monday, 10th July 2017
...sorry, message keeps getting truncated. Hopefully catch up soon.
All the best,
katrin x
K wrote
at 9:21pm on Monday, 10th July 2017
Hi guys, long time no see! I'm sorry to have fallen off the radar especially as I owe one of you money for a coffee and scone! Anyway, I'd love to join you on this ride especially as I'm moving up to Inverness next month

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