You take the high road. And the low road.
And that other road round the back.
Four loops on Scotland’s 1000km brevet took riders as far afield as Banchory and Braemar – where they rode up almost over ski slopes – to Berwick and Biggar, with the wilderness and despair of Talla and the pass into Glen Lyon (plus a hundred others) in between.
Of course, they also went to Comrie!
I popped over to Fordell Firs in Fife to help (briefly!) in the kitchen, where it seemed a hundred thousand biryani and/or omelette were being prepared through the first night – the fastest riders getting up for breakfast before some others had had their tea!
Not much to say except to salute the riders, and especially the organisers and volunteers who kept it up through the whole ride (not just the first night like yours truly!)
Some assorted pics:
(Everything being used as a drying rack)
(The usual suspects!)
(Completely failed to photograph the horrendous conditions)
(Tired riders attended by tireless volunteers!)
(The omelette production line!)
(Highlight of the ride for many..?)
(Master Chefs with a textbook audax meal…)
(The first riders in, looking remarkably chipper)