Weekend ride & camp

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Weekend ride & camp

Post by Tommytuck » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:05 pm

A few of us clowns are planning a wee jaunt up the West coast of Scotland Thurs 9th - Sun 12th August.
Getting ferry from Larne or Belfast - Cairnryan on Thursday evening, gonna toodle up through Girvan, Ayr, Clydebank etc heading towards West coast & stop off somewhere for the night en route to the Isle of Skye. (camping)
Setting off Friday morning for the remainder of the ride to Portree most likely...
Meeting a few of the guys this evening to arrange/finalise route etc.
Anyone interested in coming along, then please feel free...
Itinerary is as follows:
Biking, camping, getting pished & just a bit of general craic for the weekend.
Tom. 07703460799 :wink:

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Re: Weekend ride & camp

Post by Red Mist » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:54 pm

Hi Tom.

Already did my annual trip to Scotland a few weeks ago. Can only afford it once a year. Hope the weather holds out. Have a good 'un.

If you plan your 2013 trip to Lancashire, I'll be happy to meet up for a jar-o. The weather's shit and the locals are miserable, but apart from that, there's lots to recommend it!

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Re: Weekend ride & camp

Post by Tommytuck » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:34 am

Lol, hey Red Mist only noticing yer post now, doh!
We're catching the 17.30hrs Larne - Troon ferry this Thursday prob stopping off around the Green Welly/Tyndrum
for the night. (4 of us at the mo with the possibility of a triker mate jumping on also)
Gonna take a blast up to Ullapool for the Friday night then down to the isle of Skye for the Saturday evening stop off (Portree)
A quick blast to Troon on the Sunday for the 20.20hrs ferry back to Ireland.

Taking a wee blast up to Braemer also at the beginning of September for the annual highland games.....
Any excuse for a few miles & a swally lol. :ride:
A few English rallies hopefully on the cards for next year, maybe catch up wiv ya then...TTFN

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Re: Weekend ride & camp

Post by Tommytuck » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:07 am

Packed & ready to roll......
Larne - Troon this evening (Thurs), quick blast up to Tyndrum to bivvi out under the stars beside the bike!
Friday schedule is Tyndrum to Portree on the isle of Skye (the proverbial race course)
Saturday is Isle of Skye to Ullapool via Applecross & West Highland coastal route & a few
pints of the black stuff en route of course :dance:
Sunday is a quick blast from Ullapool to Troon for the 20.20hrs ferry back to Ireland.

To top it all off, check out that weather!!!!!!! :tada:
Will post a few pics next week hopefully.

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Re: Weekend ride & camp

Post by Crap Tartan » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:21 am

As the Tyndrum to Portree leg is shortish (less than 170 miles) I would suggest an alternative route with better (more fun) roads at the start of that trip. You can always do Glencoe on the route back down to Troon.

Anyway, from Tyndrum head for Oban until you get to Connel Bridge on the A85
At Connel go over the bridge (left turn after you go under the bridge!)
Thats you on the A828 all the way to the Ballachulish Bridge which you cross to head up to the Fort on the A82! (back on your route)

Its a much more fun route, quieter usually and some great twisties! It adds about 24 miles to your original route but you will love it!!!
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