Cycling: Crinan to Glasgow

Portavadie to Dunoon Cycle route

Portavadie to Dunoon Cycle route

Holy shit, completed the cycle from Crinan/Lochgilphead to Glasgow last Friday in even worse weather conditions than the Fort William to Crinan cycle I did last week, there was non-stop heavy rain for almost the entire journey. Someone at Glasgow Central even asked if we’d been potholing which should give you some indication of the state we were in.

My computer packed up due to the rain, as did my rear light, so I’ve used the first two legs of the journey that I saved on MapMyRide and used Google Maps to calculate the third and final leg, in all I estimate the total cycle distance to be about 73 miles (117 km).
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Fort William to Crinan Cycle: The Report

Road Sign - Hill: 1 In 8

Hill Gradient: 1 In 8

Fuck me! What a fucking nightmare. I don’t think the conditions could have been much worse for the Fort William to Crinan/Lochgilphead cycle.

The total distance for the route we took was approximately 83 miles, which took around 6 hours despite some good early pace; climbs and weather slowed us up significantly during the second half of the journey.
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Cycle Stats June 2009

Cycle distance bar graph for June 2009

Cycle distance bar graph for June 2009

The stats for June are in, 700.62 km (435.35 miles) in total.  With last months total (739 km) that’s a total of 1440 km, by road that is enough to get to Santander in northern Spain where I was on holiday last week.  Also enough to get to Halmsted in Sweden or Verona in Italy.

Cycle Chart

Cycle distance chart for May 2009

Cycle distance chart for May 2009

So, I decided to geek out and catalogue my weekly cycling distances, the stats for May are in, 739 kilometres (459 miles) in total. I’m cycling from London to Brighton for the British Heart Foundation at the end of the month, which is why I managed 247 km in one week, a bit of training for the event. It’s a a worthy cause which I participated in last year, raising £285.

Just to make my statistical analysis even geekier I worked out that 739 km was enough to cycle from my house to either Cairndow (Scotland), Mainz (Germany) or Strasbourg (France).