Travelsonabike2 Scotland 16th-September-2014

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is bicycle touring Scotland on Tuesday, the 16th-September-2014. John O’Groats to Edinburgh by train. Short ride this morning from John O’Groats to Thurso to try and get a train home. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a train from there as there was no room for my bike (you also have to book the bike on in advance). The kind lady in the ticket office suggested I get a train to Inverness as there would be a better choice of routes to London.

The journey from Thurso to Inverness passed quickly. I was sitting on the train with a man called Ian, who I’d briefly spoken to last night at the hotel. He’d cycled the Lands End to John O’Groats route. as had most of the other people in the hotel. It was funny seeing all the different people in various states of exhaustion or not, but all very pleased and proud that they’d made it, and so they should be!

I arrived in Inverness after a 4-hour train ride and said goodbye to Ian. He was going to Preston and had pre-booked his journey home before he’d even started. In fact, he’d booked everywhere that he’d stopped at on route, which he did say he regretted and probably wouldn’t do it that way again!

More Prolems

I went into the ticket office in Inverness to enquire about getting to London. After several attempts, they found a route for me. The problem is the bike once again! I had another 4-hour journey to Edinburgh, then an hour and a half wait before I could board the night sleeper to Euston London. Hopefully, I’ll arrive at about 6.45 am.

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