Evanton to Helmsdale & Beyond 57-74 Miles

Taking Advantage of a Beautiful Day


We are almost there and we cannot believe it. Yet again the conditions have been perfect – no rain or wind, almost balmy temperatures and some periods of sunshine. We have seen deer, seals and highland cattle, numerous sea birds and even a tall ship in Helmsdale harbour.

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We have been treated to a range of delicious goodies from the back of Alison’s friend, Julie’s car and we have tasted the best hot chocolate in the world in Dornoch. The roads in the morning were spectacular again – though the A9 during the afternoon was not so much fun! The weather was so good that a few intrepid Cyclopaths decided to cycle a few extra miles today on order to slightly shorten their final day tomorrow. We were treated to a stunningly beautiful ride in the early evening sunshine while others may have to cycle that road in rather inclement weather tomorrow – watch this space.

We are feeling a huge sense of excitement, anticipation, and so much sadness that our epic adventure is almost over. Bring on Day 14……

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14 thoughts on “Evanton to Helmsdale & Beyond 57-74 Miles”

  1. Wonderful photographs again! Loving following this blog, feel like I’ve been on this journey with you but from the comfort of my own home. Best of luck tomorrow, it’ll feel amazing I’m sure. Look forward to final instalment xx

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  2. Such an achievement for an amazing team, wish we could be there at John O Groats to meet you. Alison, you make us so proud, not far now but I expect you are planning what challenge to give the cyclopaths for next year.
    Sending love from us both. Mum & Dad xxx You are a star.

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  3. Good luck for your last day,we are so excited for you. Today sounded glorious,what an end to your adventure! Sending all the team lots of love and admiration. Jules,Dek,Molly and Joe xx

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  4. Almost there Alison! What a journey! I’m going to miss your daily blogs, plenty of ups and downs, but your determination never wavered, enjoy your final day, the finishing post is in sight! Love to all, Aunty Marg xx❤️

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  5. What a brilliant idea to do some of today’s miles. Bet you’re feeling good this morning. Stunning scenery, what a range of photos. You’re all incredible. I will be thinking of you all day today & wishing you strength for those final miles. Much love Chris x

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  6. Have really enjoyed my morning reading your blogs. Well done to all, such an amazing achievement. Huge respect for the physical and mental effort clearly involved in this journey. Well done Paula, enjoy the end. All our love, The White House. Xxx P.S. run tomorrow?? 😋😋

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  7. I hope you all have an amazing last day and the weather is kind. What an amazing achievement I am totally in awe of you all. I am sure you will all have gained so much more than the huge achievement of LEJOG, what a life enriching experience. Hats off to every one of you
    Ali xxx

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  8. Amazing, been following you all the way from the comfort of the Cotswolds! Enjoy the last day ( hope the rain stays away) and savour the enormous achievement 👏👏🎉 Aidan & Clare x

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