On Day 6 the team sacrificed the extensive green spaces of the past week to cover a bigger distance and make a leap down the country towards the Lake District. The 95 mile route was mainly on road surfaces increasing the risk for our cyclists but also bringing home the purpose of this journey. We are lucky to have had a week immersed in nature,
Boosted by a great night's sleep the team set off from the Loch Tay Highland Lodges and Glamping Park ready for a morning gravel cycle and an afternoon of city riding. Moving out of the Cairngorms, today’s route took us through beautiful mountains and waterfalls. Cycling west meant as we left the Cairngorms we would enter our next national park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
A night spent on uneven ground and surrounded by midges might not sound the most appealing to most of us, but these things become minute when you are fully immersed in the nature around you. Other than our tent and each other we were near enough alone on the edge of the loch, an experience that the whole crew will cherish for a long time.
Isaac and Sal on their waterbikes. Photo taken by Gavin. What makes the Pedal 4 Parks expedition so unique is the 70km our team will be covering over water. Today the team completed their first water section between Berwick harbour and John O’Groats, crossing 17km over the Pentland Firth in just 1 hour and 40 minutes! The stars all seemed to align as the team woke