Here is a map of the route David will take around Scotland.

Once the cycle ride has begun, we will use this Gallery page to post photos of his progress...

Wednesday 22 May 9.00am

David has started from the Guide Lodge at Banchory, seen off by his wife and some friends from Banchory Paths Association.  Unfortunately the rain has not given the kindest of starts, but it can only get better.

David visited Stonehaven Open Air Pool which is getting ready to Open for the coming season on his way to the Anchor Hotel at Johnshaven.  Fortunately the rain did go off for the last 20 miles.

Total raised so far is £930.

Thursday 23 May

66 miles today. All but the last 20 with a very strong headwind but now at St Andrews.

Friday 24 May

66 miles today.  Now in Edinburgh.  Sunshine and no rain but still a headwind.

Total so far £1105. 

Saturday 25 May

Left Edinburgh in the dry to follow the Forth Clyde Canal to Glasgow.  No rain for the first 20 miles.  

The rain was on by the time David reached the Falkirk Wheel, and stayed on till he arrived at the Premier Inn in Glasgow where he is drying out ready for tomorrow!

The total is now £1145.

Sunday 26 May

Rain was very heavy in Glasgow first thing so David did not rush which paid off as the rain stopped by the time he left at 10am and he had a dry spell along to Balloch and over to Aberfoyle.  The rain came on again between Callandar and Strathyre.

Total now  £1245.

Monday 27 May

David did 58 miles today with only a few showers  and little wind.  Even some spells of sunshine!  There were bluebells everywhere, an amazing array of colour.  The picture is crossing the river at Pitlochry before heading to Blair Atholl to receive some wonderful hospitality from friends from university days Donald and Rita Isles.

Tuesday 28 May

 A short day of 39 miles but guess what, David had the wind against him, and a cold northerly one all the way up to the summit of Drumochter!  It is a 19 mile pull up from Blair Atholl, and then he still had to pedal to go downhill!  He stayed the night with Alison, James and Abigail in Kingussie.

The total raised is now £1500.

Wednesday 29 May

David had a support team of Alison and Abigail for the first 15 miles today, till the coffee stop at Rothiemurchus!  

After coffee it was on to Inverness over the Slocht summit, the last big climb of the ride!  A total of 59 miles today with just 172 remaining.

Thursday 30 May

53 wet miles today!  Oh dear the weather has not been kind.  Thank you to all you supporters, the thought of whom has kept him going.  He is now in Elgin.  This cafe popped up 9 miles before Elgin right on the cycle route just when a hot chocolate was really needed.

The total now is £1720.

Friday 31 May

David left Elgin in the dry with only light winds, but later the rain came on once again!  He cycled along the coast to Banff and then inland to Turriff where he found nice warm B and B accommodation at the British Legion.

Saturday 1 June

David is home!  74 miles today, the longest day of the trip but no rain, the sun shone and the end was in sight.  A total of 657 miles covered over some very interesting country.  A very big thank you on behalf of Banchory Paths Association to all who have encouraged and supported this venture.   A total raised will be published later.

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