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Hebrides 4 Hearts And Minds - Daily Update

24 Apr 2019

Mike Lewus, our Technical Advisor, is to cycle the entire length of the Outer Hebrides island string from Port of Ness to Vatersay and back again, a total of 350 miles for charity.

 

Day 9: Wednesday 24th April - Finish Line

 

This morning, coming through Harris peaks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 8: Tuesday 23rd April - Leaving Leverburgh/Harris

 

On the road after ferry landed at Leverburgh - heading to Tarbert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approaching Tarbert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7: Monday 22nd April - South Uist

 

Our Lady of the Isles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6: Sunday 21st April - Polochar/Ardmhor (Barra) to Vatersay/Castle Bay (Barra)

 

Drinking in Castlebay Hotel. This is the view from the window...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5: Saturday 20th April - Leverburgh/Berneray to Polochar (N. Uist, Benbecula, S. Uist)

Crossing sound of Harris from Leverburgh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me approaching the ferry point on Eriskay to cross the Sound of Barra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just at the Sound of Harris. Got to cycle 55 miles today to get to the Polochar Inn. 120 miles cycled, 230 miles to go!

 

Covered the length of North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist. I was absolutely exhausted but a couple of pints at the Polochar Inn put me right.

 

Day 4: Friday 19th April - Scaladale Outdoor Center to Leverburgh (Harris)

View from Scaladale center in morning just before setting off over harris peaks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from Harris peaks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approach to Tarbert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 Thursday 18th April - Breascleit (Lewis) to Scaladale Outdoor Center (Harris)

Passed the 5000 year old Calanais Standing Stones earlier today and now nearly at the road that goes as far south as south can go...!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of day 3 Cycle, total distance covered so far 90 miles, 26% of trip completed Loch Seaforth in background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 Wednesday 17th April

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 Tuesday 16th April - ‘Event Start, First Leg Stornoway to Port of Ness’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loch Roeg

 

Day 0 Monday April 15th - ‘Travelling to Ullapool’
First ferry crossing from Portavadie to Tarbert across Loch Fyne was pretty rough. Let's hope the weather is kinder when I actually start... That crossing was followed by a 7 hour drive to Ullapool.

 

Loch Fyne crossing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two charities he's cycling for are BHF (British Heart Foundation) and SANE (mental health charity).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike's Cycle Route

Mike plans to cycle during 16th to 25th April 2019, with 26th and 27th April left spare for contingencies. The route will pass through:

Stornoway

Port of Ness

Callanish

Tarbert

Leverburgh

Berneray

Lochmaddy

Lochboisdale

Polochar

Eriskay

Castle Bay

Vatersay

and all the way back to Stornoway

 

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