Tandeming Arran

8th June 2013, 17 photos.

Arrived on Arran to cycle a lap of the island on the tandem only to discover a 5 mile section of the road is currently closed. So instead we did a north loop followed by a south loop. This took in all 3 big cat 3 Arran climbs - the String, the Lochranza climb and the Ross - as well as countless cat 4s. A huge effort, but wonderful fun - and further and MUCH more climbing than the originally planned lap.

Like a coiled spring - ready to go

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Lapping up the sun, before lapping Arran

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Time to loop the loop on Arran and climb every inch of road it has to offer

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Replanned, and detour started - top of the first big climb - the tough String Road

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Coasting along the west coast

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Stoker Kim

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This'll do for lunch

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Pudding - would have been rude not to

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Top of the second big climb - the Lochranza to Brodick road

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Ailsa Craig from southern Arran

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Top of the final, and hardest, climb - the Ross from Sliddery

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Kim and the tandem enjoying the sun

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About to drop 1000 feet, fast into Lamlash

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Glen Rosa camp - home for the night

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Time to hit the pub for beer and food

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Oblivious to her environment for a moment

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Tired, but happy, heading home

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8th June 2013, 17 photos. View this album in Flickr.