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Skye or Round the Ben
Poll ended at Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:43 am
Skye 60%  60%  [ 6 ]
Ben Nevis 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
Both 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 10
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 Post subject: SKYE / BEN NEVIS
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:43 am 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Two easter suggestions (dates tbc) both involving weekend on Skye or routes near Ben Nevis. Apparently I'm meant to be researching this :oops:

Skye I know nothing about, cycling-wise, but know of a good bunkhouse at Sligachan which is central on the island.

Ben Nevis route is basically circumnavigation of the Ben, Mamores, Grey Corries approx 60km over varied terrain (think Blackmount/Glen Etive :twisted: ) but can be done in a day, with something else or R&R the following day. Decent bunkhouse accommodation nearby.

Preferences?

Did I post this before?

Warning - Nevis route could be a tall order unless midsummer due to potentially SERIOUS river crossing and daylight etc.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:17 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Skye currently streaking ahead with 2 votes! :roll:

To help you decide.......


some good Skye pics here:

http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/t ... op-on-skye

some good Ben circuit pics here:

http://www.mtbbritain.co.uk/forum/index ... topic=9026


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:36 pm 
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Mr P looking at the Skye pics the memories came flooding back, it looks bloody EPIC! :D

And the Ben ones remind me of our CtC ride (not a bad thing) :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:07 pm 
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tin tin wants to go up ben nevis

but love skye

theres a good bunk house at corpach near fort bill


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:25 am 
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I voted Ben Nevis because I desperately want to go to Skye, but all big rides are off till the summer :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:55 am 
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for a very nice reason so not a real hardship :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:02 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Notice he didn't say which summer! :wink:

Also voting for bunkhouse because the smell of 10 manky retrobikers in the morning smells like... victory.


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