United Kingdom · 4 Days · 29 Moments · August 2016

Richard Elsdon

Coast, Castles and Capitals.

29 August 2016

And now time to go home. Dumfries station is the end of the road for me. Sore knees and other parts so cutting a few miles short and getting home in time for tea. Really enjoyed the tour and will be coming back to the south west coast again soon. Some beautiful locations to see. Thanks.
More stunning views this morning.

28 August 2016

No pictures this afternoon though, constant rain. Now I'm sat in a bus shelter eating my sausage and chips and the rain is finally relenting. Still more miles to do today as I misread the map, thought it was only 100miles to Carlisle from here but it's still 115. Already realised I'll not make the distance back to Newcastle so a train will be required, depending on how far I get might grab one from Dumfries instead and save some more time.
And another huge climb. Tired legs after this one.
One hell of a climb out of Ayr. Amazing views though
For a mate.
Another luxurious camp site. Managed to get up and packed before the rain started.

27 August 2016

Random Sustrans routes out of Glasgow and stumbled upon, Biffy Clyro homecoming Gig! No pics as couldn't see anything but a big barrier, sounded ace though 👍
Hello Glasgow
The Falkirk wheel. An elevator for canal boats.
Getting wet in this creepy tunnel. The lights fade in and out too to increase the scare factor, and make it harder to see where your going. Good job I've got lights on the bike!
I'm following the Grand Union canal to Glagow. Hopefully it's not as rough as this all the way!
Always wanted to ride over the Forth bridge, and today both sides were open!
And that's Edinburgh! Now onwards to the next destination
Rail Trail
Stunning morning in East Lothian. View from the top of Drone Hill is looking great.
And the morning view from camp. Bit chilly today.

26 August 2016

Made it into Berwick. The off-road path was bumpy! Looking nice all lit up.
Sun is down. Time for another petrol station dinner.
Awesome B&B. Next time!
Druridge Bay beach. Love this spot.
... and we're off! First stop, Tall Ships at Blyth.

25 August 2016

The planned (and optimistic) route. 750km. Sounds a lot when you say it in metric.