North London Branch get Their Highland Fling on!

On September 2nd to 6th four of the Branch, Richard, Mick'O, Simon and myself (known as Steve), decided on four nights away to try and make up for all the riding we had been missing due to the Pandemic. The weather being relatively promising we modestly decided on the southern part of Scotland. The weather was generally not too bad and we enjoyed some brilliant roads and scenery, Simon sharing the leading with myself. I used my newish Honda Crossrunner which proved a fabulous bike, comfy, quick enough, good handling and smooth. Like me really. The first day we used the A1 to take us above Scotch Corner from where we cut across to Haltwhistle via Alston. The second day we cut over to the A7 and then over to the M8 around Glasgow and up the lovely A82 to Crianlarich where we had two nights at the recommended Craigbank guest house. From there Simon led a brilliant Ride, up A82, across Corran Ferry, A861, A830 to Mallaig and then home via Fort William. Stunning it was! Home route was another stop by Hadrian's Wall at Twice Route, using A68. Last day we went via Alston and used the lovely B6277 to hit the A1 near Scotch Corner. A very nice biking break with great roads, accommodation and company.