Top tip if you're thinking of cycling the Outer Hebrides... It's blowy here so I'd always recommend going from Barra to Butt to make good use of some wind assisted speed ☺️ more often than not, the winds are south westerlies. In the Uists there are barely any trees so it's really exposed and the road pretty much points North. The Uists aren't particularly hilly, just lumpy with a lot of single track and passing places. The only noteworthy climbs are in lovely Harris but the first main one (The Clisham) has the Harris Distillery en route to its base so you can always refuel there before tackling it 😉 in the Uists, most places are open 7 days a week (co-op, pubs for meals and the odd wee cafe) but in Lewis and Harris, most places are closed on Sundays so it's worth bearing in mind for your finish day. Hotels and fuel stations are open Sundays. . . . It's been ages since I've been home to Uist in June and it's amazing seeing the number of cyclists on the road, there are so many and I love it ! When I woke up this morn and my Mam said it's a good day for drying I'm like yaye/urgh 😂 It was a slog back home to Askernish in South Uist from Benbecula... The wind was relentless 😷 . . So good to be home with my Mammaidh 💜💜 one of the few places I can get home from a ride and my kit is washed and dried within an hour 🤪 . . #southuist#outerhebrides#thehebrideanway#askernish#cycling#visitscotland#windy#lochduart#lochduartsalmon
Summer rubber on, a bit of a tune up and she's better than new. Got a copilot in the back for a 30km test run through Kentish back country. You're next, @isleofwight. And you're not that far behind, #outerhebrides.