Saturday 1 April
Niall and I decided to head over to Lochaber on April 1st to attempt the Port Navigation 200 km Audax. This was an organised bike ride leaving Ballachulish at 7:15am, crossing over the Corran ferry, then through Ardgour to Lochaline. Here we caught the ferry over to Mull and cycled over to Pennyghael in the rain for lunch. The weather improved and with a tail wind we headed back over the hills to Craignure and the ferry to Oban. After another food stop it was back up the coast along the cycle track to Ballachulish. We finally made it home at about 8:30 pm: a 202km ride in 13 hours and 24 minutes, with three ferries and just under 9 hours of actual cycling. About 72 people took part in the event with 64 finishers.