Total Pageviews

Monday, 14 June 2010

Cycling the Outer Hebrides

Here a wee video of us cycling on Lewis & Harris. If you can stomach cool winds, occasional rain and plenty of hills then the Outer Hebrides are among the most beautiful cycle rides anywhere. After taking the 10 h morning ferry from Ullapool, we cycled from Stornoway to Tarbert in strong winds. On the Saturday we then cycled around South Harris with the Golden Road in the East and the golden beaches in the West. On the Sunday we woke up to heavy rain and cycled back towards Stornoway passing the standing stones of Callanish on the way. Here is a map...
... and here a wee video of the Friday and Saturday. On Sunday the battery of the camcorder was flat:

Oh and on Saturday I also found a Gneiss boulder where I managed three two move problems. Nearly forgot that this blog is about climbing!


James Dunn said...

Hi guys, I am heading up to Lewis for two weeks on a cycle/climbing trip and was wondering if you could advise of any particularly good hills for the bikes? Also any general areas worth checking out. We are just road cycling so will have nice light bikes without touring gear and just looking for a bit of punishment and rewarding descent! Thanks for any beta, looks like you had a good time from the great video anyway. James

Anonymous said...

Hi James, the hills are all towards Harris. So on the way from Stornoway to Tarbert you'll climb over the best hills. South Harris is hilly but no big climbs. Enjoy!
Cheers, Henning