Day 2 – Sunday 11 May 2013
42 miles/67km. 21 miles/34km off-road. 3200ft/970 metres climbing. Summits and passes: Gleann Dubh Lochain 790ft/240 metres; Cadha Mor 800ft/245 metres; Choire Pass 690ft/209 metres; Glengarry Forest 695ft/210 metres; Invergarry 450ft/137 metres
Started the day in Corran with our first offroad trail to tackle. Departed 9.30am. We travelled over rubble, steep tracks and river crossings. Much of it challenging on foot, impossible by bike. Took us over 3.5 hours to cover first 7 miles! Long c roads and heavy rain were the order for the rest of the day which made it very slow going. After passing through forest tracks we finished our days journey 6.30pm in Fort Augustus, on the shores of Loch Ness, but by the time we arrived it was well past Nessie’s bed time. A really tough day.