Bute April 29th 2012 Well here we are on Bute having completed our first island. The weather has been glorious with end to end sunshine, but with a strong NE wind. We stayed overnight at a Travel Lodge in Glasgow, which was not the most salubrious. We had to have towels delivered before we could shower and when we tried to shower we could not get any hot water to come through, although the tap was hot. I just love COL ... read more
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I am a retired engineer, born in 1945, who loves cycle touring. I have ridden Lands End John O Groats, C2C, the Three Towers (Blackpool - London -Paris Blackpool), European section of North Sea Cycle Route (Rotterdam to Bergen), several sportives and trips to Spain and the Alps, Slovenia, Turkey, Japan, Kerala and Tamil Nadu (India), Vietnam, China, Australia, including Tasmania and New Zealand.
This was followed by a trip to South Island New Zealand for three weeks in Jan/Feb 09 and one week in Geelong, OZ, to see my son.
I ride several sportives each year and ride one day every week wit... full info