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!
Potential saddle sores 3
Sunburnt legs 1 (weird!)
Keep on spinning everyone xx