Monday, 19 May 2014

Mark and Clive do the full Pentlands Skyline

Clive, Baz and Mark getting ready for the climb to the Skyline

Having a bite to eat at the bottom of West Kip with some hill walkers in the background doing likewise.

The hard hike a bike up to the top of West Kip.

Almost there, Clive! Don't think he enjoyed this bit!

Mark sets off on the final fast descent to Flotterstone.

Mark and Clive had never done the full Pentlands Skyline, which to be honest, is quite daunting on a bike as there's a fair bit of hike a biking involved and some of the descents are pretty hairy. Saturday morning at 9am we set off taking in some hard climbs on the way (ideal training for the Glentress 7s) and after more than 5 hours we'd completed the trip, with surprisingly no hill walkers, of which there were quite a few,  having been run over by Mark who takes no prisoners on the downhills. A great mornings biking even though the wind along the top of the hills must have been just short of gale force. 30 miles distance and 5000 feet of climbing. 

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