NORTH COAST 500 – Day 3 Kinlochewe to Lael (Lochbroom)

Day 3 – Kinlochewe to Lael (not far from Ullapool)

Distance – 65 miles

Accommodation – BUNKHOUSE – Forest Way, 4 Lael, Lochbroom, IV23 2RS

Tel – 01854 655330 / 07912 177419

Cost £20 / fantastic bunkhouse / keen cyclist owns it and they fly the Flanders flag!

So…today was brutal! Beautiful but brutal.

Getting the kit up massive mountains is hard – who’d have thought it?  Had a great bit of banter with new friend Phil, John and Ian who made sure I got to the final stop.

Drag up after Poolewe is tough, 20% (beware brave cycle tourists everywhere! ) It is doable – since I miraculously managed – just pace yourself really well!
Nearly lost the plot towards summit before Braemore junction (had a mini panic attack – not pleasant) but managed to pull myself together. Wasn’t funny for 10 minutes or so but it was never going to be easy…which I had perhaps forgotten!


Lovely chaps cheered me into the pitstop where we got tea and I had a great chat with girl there who kindly made me a veggie burger.

 

Great bunkhouse here – Forest way. Knackered and needed to eat without delay when I arrived. Less miles tomorrow but a few more hills on the cards!

Today’s stats:
65 miles
1300m climbing
Potential saddle sores 3
Sunburnt legs 1 (weird!)
Keep on spinning everyone xx

5 thoughts on “NORTH COAST 500 – Day 3 Kinlochewe to Lael (Lochbroom)

    1. Hello! Sorry I didn’t see you’re message! I’m not very good at this blog!! Glad you like it. Hope you’re both really well 😁👍 Iona x

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      1.  
         
        good evening IONA,
         
        thank you after two years I have NOT NEWS OF YOU???
         
        IN 2018 JACQUES AND ME WITH MY BICYCLE PEDALLING ROYAN FROM SETE IN SUD FRANCE.
        SEVEN HUNDRED KILOMETERS WITH THE VERY VERY SHINING.. AND TRAVEL NEW ZELAND TWENTY ONE DAYS.
         
        AND YOU 2018???
         
        THIS YEAR NON BYCYCLE!! JACQUES TRAVEL HONGRIE AND CROATIE WITH ORGANISATION
        AND FORTY FIVE PEOPLE.
         
        AND ME WITH MY LITTLES GIRLS EVANGELINE  NINE YEARS AND APOLLINE
        SIXTEEN MONTHS WE GO LE CROISIC OUEST FRANCE IN THE SEA. AND AFTER
        WITH A FRIEND WE GO AFRIQUE SUD TRAVEL SEVENTEEN DAYS
         
        AND YOU? WHERE WITH YOUR BICYCLE?
         
        DO YOU WRITE FRENCH ? BYE BYE ELIZA ET JACQUES
         
         
        > Message du 16/06/19 16:24 > De : “THE ADVENTURES OF THE PEDALLING PANGOLIN!” > A : jacques.huger@orange.fr > Copie à : > Objet : [New comment] NORTH COAST 500 – Day 3 Kinlochewe to Lael (Lochbroom) > >WordPress.comionacrazyscot commented: “Hello! Sorry I didn’t see you’re message! I’m not very good at this blog!! Glad you like it. Hope you’re both really well Iona x”

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      2. My French writing is not very good! I must practice it more 😊.
        Sounds like you have been doing some great adventures! I would love to cycle in New Zealand one day.
        I cycled across Africa from Kenya to Cape Town last year for 2 months with a girl from Germany… It was great.
        Next week I try to cycle the whole length of the UK from south to North. 2000km in 9 days. It will be very hard but I want to try to do it.
        If on computer or phone you can follow my tracker to see where I am. It starts on Saturday (samedi!)
        gbduro19.maprogress.com

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      3. IN NEW ZELAND WE HAVEN T CYCLO BUT WITH CAMPING CAR.

        BUT WITH BICYCLE IT S BEAUTIFUL, I THINK ‘ S!!!!!

         

         NEXT TWO WEEKS JACQUES WALK WITH TWELVE PEOPLE AND MADE 180 KILOMETERS.

        AND ME NO BECAUSE ILL. MANY PROBLEMS FOR WALK. I AM GOING HOPITAL IN MAI 2018 AND 2019.

         

        IN 2O21 I HOPE IN SCOTLAND IN HOLIDAYS WITH YOU. BUT IT S POSSIBLE??

         

        IN 2020 MY FEST SIXTY YEARS!!! AND MY TRAVEL IN JULY 2020 GROENLAND WITH 5OO PEOPLE

        WITH JACQUES.

         

        BYE BYE ELIZA

         

         

        > Message du 16/06/19 21:42 > De : “THE ADVENTURES OF THE PEDALLING PANGOLIN!” > A : jacques.huger@orange.fr > Copie à : > Objet : [New comment] NORTH COAST 500 – Day 3 Kinlochewe to Lael (Lochbroom) > >WordPress.comionacrazyscot commented: “My French writing is not very good! I must practice it more . Sounds like you have been doing some great adventures! I would love to cycle in New Zealand one day. I cycled across Africa from Kenya to Cape Town last year for 2 months with a girl from Germ”

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