Cycle Tour 1993
My first ever major bike tour (with panniers), 1993.

This tour was from my home in Farr (near Inverness), all the way to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders, to visit my Gran. Total distance covered was 273.09 miles in 4 days.



Farr to Braemar
Along Garbole road to Tomatin, right on to A9. Right at Slochd summit, along A938 then A95 to Granton-on-Spey. Turn off along A939 to Gaimshiel lodge. Along A93 to Braemar.

Hilly, windy, wet.
A friendly person with a caravan stopped me to offer me a cup of tea and a piece of cake, between Tomahaish and Gaimshiel lodge. ()

Actual Distance: 78.90
Cycling time: 6:05:45
Average speed: 12.7 mph
Maximum speed: 41mph
Stopping time: 1:20:00


Braemar to Perth

Brilliant downhill at Glenshee, best speed on a bike ever! Wet on the last 10 miles to Perth, and I got lost in Perth looking for the youth hostel! ()

Actual distance: 52.35miles
Cycling time: 3:42:12
Average speed: 13.8 mph
Maximum speed: 47.0 mph
Stopping time: 0:50:00