Saturday, 6 August 2011

Day 3 - Fort William - Paisley

Day 3
Fort William -> Paisley
107 Miles
1000m Ascent
6 Hours 17 Minutes

"You won't get a better view than that!" No matter how many times we said that during the day North Scotland always managed to impress us more and more with amazing views and scenery. The day started out like any other, a massive breakfast followed by a food stop an hour down the road when we get hungry again! 

We knew that the only route to Paisley was through Glasgow 80+ miles down the A83, we asked the bacon sandwich making man what the hills were like from there to Glasgow. My heart sank when he laughed in my face. "So you don't know about the longest ascent in the UK then?" No, it seems that we overlooked that when planning the route. He wasn't wrong, the hills just seemed to go on and on relentlessly. 

After we seemed like mile after mile of ascent we rolled into Glasgow extremely tired and hungry, after checking in at the hotel and locking the bikes away we sat down and demolished a massive tea at Frankie and Bennys. Another early night and we were ready for day 4 which we were dreading, a monotonous ride from Paisley to Carlisle with barely anything in between!

Nathan + James

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