Monday, 21 June 2010

Day 10 - 21 June

This was a much better day than yesterday.

We stayed at The Garage B & B in Wanlockhead which was excellent. We had access to a lounge too so a quick catch up on TV and world affairs were good.

Cycling out of Wanlockhead was difficult as it was more uphill to start with. But that soon changed with a very long downhill that followed.
The miles seemed to whizz by and before long we stopped at Services (that was a bit funny to arrive on bikes and no we were not on the motorway) to have some tea and cake.

Soon we were entering the outskirts of Glasgow. I could see the high rise buildings from quite a distance so it was good to cycle towards it. Going through the city seemed endless and eventually we stopped for a rest at the riverside of the Clyde. It sort of reminded me of Newcastle, but I'm sure the Scots will disagree !

We took a fantastic cycle path from Glasgow to Loch Lomond which was Sustrans route 7. It runs along a part of the river, uses an old railway line and then follows the canal.It took us straight to Loch Lomond.

The YHA is spectacular. It was a stately home before it was converted into a YHA with money donated by trade unions of the USA through the British War Relief Society.

Tomorrow we will follow Loch Lomond for a long while - a third of the ride tomorrow - and then turn away to Glen Coe.

Some interesting things we saw today was a boat plane taking off on the river in Glasgow and a lot of smart buildings along the riverside in Glasgow. Even a super yacht parked outside on the river by the Crowne Plaza.

The stats will follow in a seperate email as Garmin is charging upstairs :-)

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