A Scottish coast to coast.

One of the items on a cyclists tick list the coast to coast or C2C as it is generally known.   It has many variations I was tackling  one of the Scottish routes Annan  and in our case to Dalgety bay the home of Talking Tandems for whom I was piloting.  Talking Tandems is a charity that enables blind or partially sighted individuals to get out on a bike despite thier disability.

There was 5 tandems involved in the ride which was being staged over three days.  The group met at Dalgety Bay and after loading bikes and luggage headed down to Annan via Gretna services for lunch.  There was a couple of hiccups but the group was assembled ready for the off from Annan Harbour by about 14:30.

This first day we headed to Moffat following the clearly displayed C2C signs along quiet country roads till the final 4 miles when we had to take a busy A road.  The group was booked into two hotels and once we had all gathered at The Star keys were given out and  we dispersed to our hotels for a wash and change before dinner and convened in The Star for a pleasant evening meal.

Stats for the day Distance 31.4 miles 1282 feet climbed and a bike time of 2:34:49 AV spd 12.2

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Author: Jim Taylor

I am a 58 year old Scottish endurance athlete. I run, bike, walk and race. I have taken outdoor qualifications and coach others. I am the owner of and guide for Scottish bike touring.

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