I know its early for the 8th July 2017.......

#21
interested done a bit of fishing from Neist point pretty good for the mackerel cant seem to get the tide tables that far into the future but sounds like you've got till 12 in the morning to get some fishing in.
if your cant get in at fort William I reckon its not that much different to come from inverness
 

GSears

Premier Member
#24
Bob

Added to the list :)

Should arrive at FW (Bank Street Lodge) at about Midnight (Finish work at 3pm). Will be leaving at about 7.30 for Neist Light House.
 

GSears

Premier Member
#27
Can anyone who is thinking of completing this ride PM me with an email address and I will send them the provisional GPX details and other requirements.
 
#28
I spoke to 'el Presidente' before he disappeared on his trip to Europe. It went like this.....

My thoughts on the extended RTE extravaganza I have proposed for July in the past. As we have had a couple of North South runs I thought it might be fun to do a West to East Extravaganza. The start point would be the car park/turning point at Neist Point on Skye, 12 noon on Saturday. The finish point will be Ness Point at Lowestoft 12 noon on Sunday. The shortest route by land and bridges is 1025 kilometres. This will allow those that want to, to break their journey at about 8pm at a well known location at Castleford and possibly socialise. The remaining distance to Lowestoft can be covered in about 4 hours on Sunday. This avoids the necessity of long motorway runs.

For those riders who would rather be riding than socialising I propose a detour via LE, Gordano and Clackets. This will give the ride an 'extra end' and push the total distance up to 2000km. This distance is the longest standard ride in 24 hours (that I am aware of). 'El Presidente' has agreed to sign the km certificates within the UK for this special West-East Extravaganza, With Extra End 2000km. (The WEE WEE 2000km).

I intend to stay at the Premier Inn, Fort William on the Friday night and ride up to Skye on the Saturday morning.

I will start a list if anyone is interested in this two route ride.


1) GSears
2) Slowpoke Cancelled
3) Colin Cancelled
4) Wully
5) Stig of the Dump
6) Bobbyc
7 Matt but just for the meet at noon. I am on the way North to meet a mate in Gairloch. Room booked at Portree.
 

GSears

Premier Member
#32
I rode up to Fort William on Friday, having finished work in Southend at 3:30pm. Saturday I rode to Dunvegan for breakfast, at 10:00ish, where I was joined by Shantygod.

Four made it to Neist Point. Shantygod, stig of the dump, Bobbyc and I were there for 12 noon. Unfortunately stig of the dump informed us the fishing had been unproductive and the bakery had been closed, so not even 5 loaves and 2 fishes for lunch.....

Bob and I set off for Lands End. Traffic was heavy around Loch Lomond. We eventually reached the border at 6pm. Unfortunately the M6 was closed J10-J8 (M5). This resulted in queuing traffic to exit and a diversion through Birmingham, only to find the top of the M5 was also closed. Bob and I got separated on the diversion. Reached Gordano about midnight. Waited but unable to contact Bob. With a 7hour return journey to Lands End and then 4 hours up to Lowestoft an 11:30am arrival was possible. However that would have meant 30 hours in the saddle without rest. I called it a day.
 
#33
I rode up to Fort William on Friday, having finished work in Southend at 3:30pm. Saturday I rode to Dunvegan for breakfast, at 10:00ish, where I was joined by Shantygod.

Four made it to Neist Point. Shantygod, stig of the dump, Bobbyc and I were there for 12 noon. Unfortunately stig of the dump informed us the fishing had been unproductive and the bakery had been closed, so not even 5 loaves and 2 fishes for lunch.....

Bob and I set off for Lands End. Traffic was heavy around Loch Lomond. We eventually reached the border at 6pm. Unfortunately the M6 was closed J10-J8 (M5). This resulted in queuing traffic to exit and a diversion through Birmingham, only to find the top of the M5 was also closed. Bob and I got separated on the diversion. Reached Gordano about midnight. Waited but unable to contact Bob. With a 7hour return journey to Lands End and then 4 hours up to Lowestoft an 11:30am arrival was possible. However that would have meant 30 hours in the saddle without rest. I called it a day.
Great to see you guys on Skye. Interesting adventure for you on the way back. I had a great tour and ended up riding Gairloch to Sheringham on Monday to avoid bad weather forecast on Tuesday. Went via Oban and got delayed by the biggest abnormal load I have ever seen. Three police cars clearing oncoming traffic! Looked like quarry equipment and it was causing chaos taking up the full width on the road.
See you soon.
 
#34
after stopping the night at home I made it to Lowestoft at about 11:30 had my butties and left about 10 past 12 wondered what had happen to everyone did not bother attempting to fish from that point
 

JON12A

IBAUK's new Shop Keeper
IBA Member
#35
I rode up to Fort William on Friday, having finished work in Southend at 3:30pm. Saturday I rode to Dunvegan for breakfast, at 10:00ish, where I was joined by Shantygod.

Four made it to Neist Point. Shantygod, stig of the dump, Bobbyc and I were there for 12 noon. Unfortunately stig of the dump informed us the fishing had been unproductive and the bakery had been closed, so not even 5 loaves and 2 fishes for lunch.....

Bob and I set off for Lands End. Traffic was heavy around Loch Lomond. We eventually reached the border at 6pm. Unfortunately the M6 was closed J10-J8 (M5). This resulted in queuing traffic to exit and a diversion through Birmingham, only to find the top of the M5 was also closed. Bob and I got separated on the diversion. Reached Gordano about midnight. Waited but unable to contact Bob. With a 7hour return journey to Lands End and then 4 hours up to Lowestoft an 11:30am arrival was possible. However that would have meant 30 hours in the saddle without rest. I called it a day.
Never mind Boys , well done for trying. The M6 does seem to spoil many an attempt at a distance ride .