Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Ten days to go before we tackle the West Highland Way

Baz and I are joining another six riders to ride the West Highland Way which goes from Milgavnie just north of Glasgow to Fort William. The aim of the ride which is spread over three days and covers 96 miles is to raise money for Meningitis Research which one of the riders suffered from just over a year ago but happily has made a good recovery. The picture shows Baz ,and me going over the bikes trying ,hopefully, that everything is OK to take the challenge as the terrain can be pretty rough at places!

Me out on one of my training rides up the Pentlands on a really cold miserable day a week ago, thankfully the weather has improved since then but the Scottish Highland weather can be quite unpredictable so we'll have to be prepared for anything.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

At last it appears to be getting a bit warmer, only needs to get drier now......

Out with Dougie a couple of weeks ago and the weather was starting to look up!

An old ruin up the Pentland Hills, I think whoever was the last person to live here will have been pushing up the daisies for a year or two now.

The view from the top of Castlelaw which Baz and me did for the first time in two years last week end, we did it again today and the track down we discovered is well worth the hard climb to the top.

The weather at last seems to be warming up and with nights getting longer Spring is in the air. The grass at the house is going to need cut in the next week or two but first of all the ground will have to dry a bit. All in all, Winter might still have a last go at us but the worst would seem to be over.......