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Astra ate eight

Mark requested 8 bikes for a day trip to Plockton. The Florida based family had taken lodgings in Achnandarach – a fine spot with easy access to the quiet roads and forest trails of Balmacara estate. The conversation on loading and unloading the bicycles was enjoyable and thanks to all who lent a hand in …

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Brenda and Dave

They toured the island in May and thought that the weather was good – “You locals just make up stories about the bad weather to keep visitors away and have the place to yourselves” Dave wrote at the end of one of the days. If they thought it was good then ………they should see it …

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Mr Japan

I have forgotten his real name and never got to meet him. Mr Japan was known for his multilingual skills, a large selection of books and his trike. He spent time in Japan and must have bought the trike there – some small technical stickers on the frame have Japanese characters. Its a Fuji frame …

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Skye Cycle Way

First volunteer action day on the Skye Cycle Way – a multi purpose sealed surface path that will run between the Skye bridge roundabout and Broadford.  As much of the old road as possible will be used along the route, taking walkers and cyclists off the busy main road. Our first session involved three trained …

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Maiden Voyage

Maiden voyage of the Katmandog mobile. A short but fun  ride down to Armadale. Thanks to our friend Maggie for taking the picture. The tandem is a Pashley, the trailer a modified Carry Freedom and the boat a local wooden one from Mallaig. The dog is Runa. Bicycle and trailer available for hire. Tandem taxi …

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East Pitch

Andy, Ben and Josh came to us via Broadford hospital where Ben was stitched up following a fall from his bicycle on the NC500 loop in Loch Carron. I swept them up and brought them home where the first night of their trip made them our first ‘hiker/biker’ pitch site patrons. As they all study …

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Where’s Danny?

A week ago I took a walk, which started with a boat ride to Loch Coruisk.  A pal Craig once quipped that “walking is somthing you do when you have a puncture”.  I enjoy a hike and last weeks excursion up and over the ridge with Mark and Rowan was one of the best – …

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Return of the Rhino

The beast was moved in the back of a van, along with two large couches, a few years ago. “I’m telling you, it will never fit in!” exclaimed my faither at the time. We managed. From the streets of Glasgow to the fields of Skye – after a year or two of use it got …

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Box Fresh

“Starskie has a good eye for colour matching. I’ll ask him when he comes back” said Carol.  With the interior paint already selected, I returned later to discuss the exterior choices. The selection at Isle of Skye Paint company is extensive and their own range is quality – just like the service you receive. The …

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