Tag: Loch Arklet

05-Jun-2013 : Killearn to Inversnaid

I am so happy! This time I made it all the way from Killearn to Inversnaid. If you have been following this website for a good while. You may remember that way back in October 2011, I did try to do this cycle. But due to running out day light, I only made it to Loch Arklet then had to turn back. So this time, I made sure I set off at the better time. Also it helped since, I did it during summer. So had many more hours of day light to play with!

After doing this cycle, it’s going to make cycling around Lincolnshire, look very boring indeed! It may not the very good from the route map below. If you check it out on google street view, you will see why I loved doing it to much!

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph, route statistics and photos.

Route map:-

05-06-2013 bike ride

The dark blue section of the route, shows new roads I covered during the cycle.

Elevation graph:

05-06-2013 bike ride elevation graph

Route statistics:-

  • Distance: 59.19 miles.
  • Time: 4:37:35 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.8 mph.
  • Max Speed: 30.3 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 1,287 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 13 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 197 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Photos from the cycle:-

NCR 7 route to GartmoreQueen Elizabeth Forest ParkLoch ArkletBridge to Rob Roy's Viewpointdsc03101

05-Jun-2013 : Killearn to Inversnaid cycle photos

Here are some photos from the one and only cycle. I had time to do, during my mini break in Scotland. I cycled all the way from Killearn to Inversnaid. A round trip of 59 miles! I will post the route and cycle statistics soon…

NCR 7 route to GartmoreQueen Elizabeth Forest Park

Loch Arklet

Bridge to Rob Roy's Viewpoint

Killearn to Loch Arklet cycle

Another day, another cycle blog. Think this will be the last cycle I get to do in Scotland, before going back to home to England on Monday. I am well pleased with myself, I got in four cycles this trip. Done the most miles I have done in Scotland, since August 2009. Been on lots of roads, I have never cycled on before in my life.

So now on with today’s cycle. For the first section of the cycle, I followed much of the same route as the Duke’s Pass cycle, that I did on Sunday 11th October. But instead of following the National Cycle Network (route 7), I turned onto the B829 (Lochard Road).

Then I followed that road, all the way up to Loch Arklet. When I set off I was hoping to make it all the way to Inversnaid, but I had to turn around at Loch Arklet, if I had kept on going. There was no way, I would have made it home before it got dark.

I don’t think I could have picked, a better place to turn around. Check out the view yourself using Google Steetview to see what I mean! Here is the URL for the the view  to save yourself for having to find it: g.co/maps/fnt4h.

[streetview width=”100%” height=”250px” lat=”56.253987″ lng=”-4.589881999999989″ heading=”-173.75806451612902″ pitch=”1.4516129032258114″ zoom=”1″][/streetview]

And before I leave you will the normal stuff. Here are some interesting statistics for you. In just four cycles, my elevation gain stands at 2,196 metres or 1.36 miles. It’s also like cycling one and a half times the height of Ben Nevis.

Photos from the cycle:-

Sorry I only got three photos during the cycle. It was pissing it down most of the time. I did not want to get the camera any wetter than I had to.

Loch ArkletB829 near Loch ArkletB829 near Loch Arklet

Route map:-

Elevation graph:-

Route statistics:-

  • Distance: 44.79 miles.
  • Time: 3:37:15 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.4 mph.
  • Max Speed: 26 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 563 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

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