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Day Two: Cycling with the Snells

Updated: Jul 16, 2018

Thurso to Syre; 45.90 miles; 1020m total ascent. Total distance: 65.93 miles.

The first day proper started with a gentle ascent out of Thurso. Fairly quickly we were over taken by two speeding cyclists before suddenly all recognising each other: David and Caro Snell had started this morning from JoG and caught us up already. We cycled together for 14 miles, chatting and speeding along, before their 85 mile schedule meant they had to press on. The route today involved a number of relatively steep climbs along the coast road, which afforded lovely views but was tough on the legs. With 10 miles remaining, a wrong turn added 3 miles to the total, but we eventually met Heidi and rode the last few miles back to the car: a welcome sight after a hard day. Izzy rode fabulously well: strong up the hills, sensible down the other side!

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