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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:26 am 
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I'm in! I might come up with one more friend of mine if that's ok? That route is excellent :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:43 am 
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Radoslaw wrote:
I'm in! I might come up with one more friend of mine if that's ok? That route is excellent :)


Male or female? :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:28 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Any plan put together for this yet?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Plan shall be listed tomorrow but will probably involve departing Ardrossan at around 0945 and hitting Arran by 1040 for a clockwise circuit to be back for the return ferry by around 1640 I think. All details to be finally checked and posted up tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Found a route on map my ride here only 56 miles


For anyone leaving from Glasgow

There’s a train from Glasgow Central at 08:34, arriving at Ardrossan at 09:20 in time for the 09:45 ferry. Check-in is at least 10 minutes before departure, it looks like the cost is £11.05 return, and the bike goes for free. Car parking is not expensive (less than £5 for the day?)

You can take the precaution of leaving a bag of dry clothes etc. in the "Left Luggage" at Brodick Ferry terminal, at a cost of £1 per bag. Walking around and climbing stairs on the ship in cycling-shoes can be tricky, and uncomfortable in wet clothes (said he, optimistically).

Return ferry time is: Brodick leave 16.40 (17.35 Ardrossan arrive) Train 18.00 for Glasgow 18.44

"Just in case" later ferry leaves
Brodick 19.20 (20.15 Ardrossan arrive) Train 20.31 for Glasgow 21.14 but hopefully we wont need this one















Edited coz I don't know clockwise from anti-clockwise :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:42 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
That looks clockwise to me - same way we did it last time :D

The worst hill is the one up up up out of Lochranza going towards Sannox, but not that bad really. Think gazz did it with a 5 gear bike. Very rewarding route :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:51 pm 
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Drat you're right Mr Panda, it is clockwise, I'll edit my post...Been a long day


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:49 am 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Nothing to worry about - Radek will probably single speed it on a Brompton :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:04 am 
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Six and half a dozen really whatever way you go, either rolling hills at the end or a biggie. My best advice is to ensure you have a tailwind on the west side of the island, its a long day out there otherwise. Have fun, I'd have loved to have made it but work beckons. Feel free to use the parking outside my house for a base if you wish.


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