Day 5 #RideforReuben Peebles – Braemar by bike 

Day 5 – Peebles toBraemar – # Ride for Reuben what a day – for thse following the tracker failed so this is quick update at 0430 
After 3 days camping and after 4 huge 100 mile days on the bike we were in an Hotel

At last sadly that was not the best start but we will sort that out later! 
Early away up at 0400 for a 0600 start from Peebles we have Neil and Amanda now as support well so we have 2 supportive hikes now!
How yvette and Dan are still strong I will never know and we left them to go through Edinburgh as we hit the traffic.
Yvette had a break in Edinburgh and we met her at North Queens Ferry! The views of the new Bridge were stunning ! What a beautiful bridge Her she stopped and met Ian her cousin and family had breakfast ! 
Then it was on to Perth and places that mean a lot to me passing familiar places ! The scenery was amazing but hard going we had a few downpours then the sun came out about 70 miles in.
On an on into the Spittal and up onto Glenshee lots of stops freezing cold at 2000 feet and windy pain etched in their faces! Then down to Breamar the huge hill and  to the Cranford Guest house a superb night stop! A great meal in The Invercauld Arms then bed another 15 hour day!
This does not touch the effort of today Dan going so well

And giving everything and Yvette so powerful all the time ! What a dream team.
Neil and Amanda in their van are making brews and food great people and Julie getting things we need on her tour of Scotland!
Away late today heading to Nairn over the Lecht – Tomintoul and Grantown on Spey then Nairn.
Dave Yvettes husband and the kids are arriving at Inverness and Yvettes Mum Vicky will take the girls and Dave the machine will join us maybe at Tomintoul to help today and he is here for the end.
I am up now sorting at 0430

Lots to do and hopefully this we blog gives you an idea of what is going on!
Sorry we cannot mention everyone but if you can think of us and wee Reuben who this charity event is all for! This is what drives Yvette,Dan Dave and the team !
Hopefully three more days to go ! Whatever I am so proud to be watching this seeing this effort  the pain, the joy and beauty and the love from so many people!
I was told that if you do good things good things will happen!

Karma is here in abundance and despite my grammar spelling etc this wee catch up helps you feel the effort of this we adventure!
Go Dan, Yvette and Dave be safe and if you can try and donate to #RideforReuben
Good things can happen and thanks to all the good people who are helping us!
Lexi and Ellie’s Skye Yvettes two kids arrive today they must be so proud of their Mum!
What a adventure torture to watch and I am tired but what must Yvette and Dan be like they are digging deep ! Please be careful and if you see a bike give them space and a wave !
Thanks all your support is uplifting and your kindness magic . The good news the weather is great today !
Heavy Braemar  

More photos to follow !

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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