West Highland Way by mountain bike
I’ve just written a blog about my epic mountain biking adventure along The West Highland Way. A must read for anyone about to embark on the journey. Complete with some great photos you can read all about it here – http://www.mynest.co.uk/blog/
Hope you enjoy it.
and for more images check out – http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhappell/sets/72157624976936821/show/Posted 7 years ago13thfloormonkMember
Beauty, loved that shot of someone wheelying past the Kingshouse.
I’ve had a few good nights there, the best being when I had ‘ridden’ from Rannoch station and met the track from the hunting lodge just as it had officially gotten dark. I could see the lights of the pub though which was all I needed!Posted 7 years ago
Thanks guys for the feedback, glad to hear you enjoyed reading the blog. It’s always good to hear a response, at least I know that my stuff is being read!
Yeah the Inversnaid section is a pain and not worth doing.Posted 7 years ago
It’s always a good time of year for the WHW ride. In fact probably better in the winter – no midges!
Mocha – couldn’t open your blog – has it gone?
Devils Staircase and run into KLL is great – dump a car at The Kingshouse and another at KLL to make it easier. That way you can push up and session KLL tracks too.
I’m afraid that was me wheelying past the Kingshouse. Cheesey I know but it had to be done.NorthwindSubscriber
Is there a definitive best direction? They say north to south means you approach most of the walkers head-on instead of catching them up which seems good, it was definately like that when we rode the final section out of fort william this year… Still dimly thinking of doing this early next year.Posted 7 years ago
Mocha, found the blog – cheers. Interesting read.Posted 7 years ago
Northwind – I think that south to north is the best way. Carry a whistle and blow like crazy as you approach the walkers, worked for us. It wasn’t that busy when we did it and you also find that only certain sections will be busy as the walkers all leave at the same time in the mornings and you quickly overtake them if cycling.downshepSubscriber
Did south to north many moons ago on a rigid rockhopper. It is far more rewarding as the prevailing wind assists and the scenery improves the further north you go. There’s a real sense of occasion in leaving the central belt and slowly heading north. Can’t get excited about finishing at the shopping precinct in Milngavie.
Fit a bell, walkers don’t get offended hearing a little tinkle.Posted 7 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Downshep: “There’s a real sense of occasion in leaving the central belt and slowly heading north. Can’t get excited about finishing at the shopping precinct in Milngavie.”
Yeah, that’s what draws me to south-north. Plus I have a bit of a silly idea about then taking whatever bike I use and chucking it down the downhillPosted 7 years ago
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