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Cycling – a great quote ! Mink in Ayr ?

My sister and I were walking along Prestwick Esplanade when I saw this sign: “When the spirits are low when the day appears dark when the work becomes monotonous when Hope seems hardly worth having just mount a bicycle and … Continue reading

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A grand day on Carn Chhuinneag, magical hill, great paths the land of the Clearances and our sad history.

I picked my pal Babs up at Dunphail and we put our Mountain Bikes in the van and away at 0700, so it was an early start for me. I had a snag with my back years of lifting and … Continue reading

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Filming in the Mamores today.

Yesterday I had a long day and a meal with Richard Else Cameron MacNeish and Paul Tatershill as we were filming in the Mamores for #RoadsLessTravelled. I was feeling the effects of the day before of an emotional day on … Continue reading

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A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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A look back at the Ayr Advertiser Walk 1965 / 1967!

From the age of 11 as a young boy I did the Ayr Advertiser Walk this was race walking (big in the 60,s )and it started in Ayr from Ayr Grammar School and went over the local Carrick Hills. The … Continue reading

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Your never to old to learn or fall off a bike / a journey of pain and incompetence!

This new game of cycling is hard going especially for a mechanically dyslexic person like me! I went to see my mate Kenny who was my Deputy in the RAF MRT and then became my Team Leader! He is a … Continue reading

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Lovely day in Moray – cycle Forres to Nairn and evening chat to Burghead and Hopeman Heritage Group.

After catching up with someĀ  personal admin (made a curry for Wendy my friend of many years) dropped it of and had a chat. She is going well for in her 80’s then headed of for a short cycle from … Continue reading

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