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In praise Search and Rescue Dogs (SARDA) and what they did at Lockerbie.

One of the most understated group of folk I have met. SARDA ( Search and Rescue Dogs) For many years they worked alone men and women and dog on the mountains searching for lost souls. As a member of Mountain … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Winter.

Winter hills. Getting ready for winter? I have been away cycling for my big trip and looking forward to a day on the hills with some pals whilst in Arran. I had a look at my hill bag and have … Continue reading

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Back to Lockerbie some unplanned time on my own. Special thanks to all for the support and kindness! Huge weekend for me and those who were involved!

Thank you all for all the support on the cycle to Edinburgh it was in wild weather and rain all day we were soaked but 72 miles under the belt. It was a long wet day but I had great … Continue reading

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A very wet cycle ride from Edinburgh to Lockerbie. 70 miles of heavy rain but with such incredible people. Thank you all the support crews and the riders.

Yesterday it was an early rise up at 0500 and away from Edinburgh to Lockerbie for the 0730 Cycle event . I was with my pal Mark Hartree who was with me in the RAF Mountain Rescue Team involved in … Continue reading

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Cycle to Syracuse – The Cairns to the Castle Ride from Lockerbie to Edinburgh Castle. A few poignant thoughts before we go.

Today I travel down to Lockerbie on Saturday to join the Ride to Edinburgh Castle from Lockerbie with over 100 cyclists. The weather with some heavy rain forecast after the big storm Callum . I am part of the Cycle … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Castle interesting weather forecast for tomorrow.

EDINBURGH CASTLE – STORM CALLUM From the Cycle to Syracuse Facebook page. A yellow warning for rain is in place for Saturday 13th October, for the duration of the Cycle to Syracuse event over the southern end of the route. … Continue reading

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Getting ready for winter? Maps and route planning?

Route planning in winter ? Maps, Gps and changes over the years. I used to love getting out the maps and planning my hill days now it’s so easy with so many great Guide books and advice on the net … Continue reading

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