A short drive in the van and we arrive at the Sconser ferry terminal on the Isle of Skye to catch the boat over to Raasay. This is a day of epic scenery, stunning views, riding, pushing, hike a biking, and, even a beer at the end, a proper day out. Chris promises a different day to what we might be used to, this is going to be remote and wild. The forecast is some rain, but Chris times our ride to avoid the early rain, then slows us down to wait for the rain on the back side of the island to clear, its all about time, pace, distance, to avoid getting wet.
Bikes all but abandoned at the Isle of Raasay Distillery and the tipple of your choice to finish the day as you watch the ferry crossing Churchton Bay to the terminal, roll down the hill and remind yourself what heat is as you enter the lounge area on the boat, you suddenly realise you’ve not been cold, but you have been out in the wilds of Scotland on a cool spring day. That’s a hard 16 or so miles in the bag, and that’s a lot of smiles per mile, well worth the effort.