North Coast 500. Scotland 2018

Thursday, 7th June 2018 (all day)

Location: Inverness!

This event is in the past.

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

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


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at 8:28am on Tuesday, 14th August 2018
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Mat wrote
at 9:29pm on Friday, 12th January 2018
I've booked the Caledonian Sleepless (seat) so there's no pedalling back..
Mat wrote
at 11:56am on Thursday, 11th January 2018
Mike, would you have room for my bicycle? Cal Sleeper has run out of bike spaces. Wonder how...

Altenatively they have a courier service but not sure if that delivers the bike for the arrival time, anyone knows?

Please confirm what I'm booking at

Depart: London Euston 21:15 on Weds 6th June; Arrive: Inverness
08:38 on Thu 7th June 2018

Depart: Inverness 20:44 on Thu 14th June; Arrive: London Euston 07:47 on Fri 15th June 2018

Dwight, the map links below don't work. Can you update the links, or do we have these in RideWithGPS or something like that?

Can you send me the list of hostels please? And remind me how much I owe you?

Dwight wrote
at 4:41pm on Saturday, 18th November 2017
day 2 directions from Lochcarron to Gairloch Caravan Park via Applecross and Kinlochewe ( ) in Google Maps.
day 3 directions from Gairloch Caravan Park to Camp Site ( ) in Google Maps.
day 4 directions from Camp Site to Durness via Stoer ( ) 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 ( ) in Google Maps.
See directions from Lybster to Helmsdale ( ) in Google Maps.
another day
See directions from Helmsdale to Balnapaling ( ) in Google Maps.
See directions from Helmsdale to Balnapaling ( ) 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.
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!
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:

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