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Old 6 Jun 2005
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UK and Ireland ASAP

I´ll be travelling thru Englang, Wales, Scottland and Irland on a KTM Adventure for appr. 3 weeks.
Anyone care to join?
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I'll be spending next week touring around Scotland. If you'll be up there around that time, email me.

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Thanks Geoff,

as soon as I get my box carriers, I´ll be on my way.. probably Sat.
Up to now, I haven´t figured out witch route I should take... Bristol will be a sure stop. Up to north would then be somewhat to the end of next week.
Maybe someone has some tipps which may be usefull.

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hello ,i am currently in attendorn just near cologne ,i just came from cologne on monday are you about this week at all
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If your route takes you anywhere near Cardigan,West Wales,there's a hot meal and a bed for you if you need it.I live about 35km from Fishguard(ferry to Ireland).Also got a decent garage for any repairs if needed.P.M me if you'd like to take me up on this please.
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Great thanks Jon!

since I'm working out my route I'll write as soon as I know where Cardigan is.

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Hi Michael.
Cardigan is right on the west coast of Wales,about half way up between Fishguard and Aberystwyth.I don't know when you might be in this area but i've just found out there is a very interesting bike navigation rally near here on July 9/10th.Check out http://kiriol.free.fr/rallye/ang/index.htm for details.Hope we can meet up sometime.Regards Jon.

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Hi,
Heres some nice roads in Scotland in case you are not sure where to go :
I'd head up to Stirling then up the A84 to Tyndrum, where theres a shop called 'The Green Welly Shop' which always has loads of bikers hanging around on a nice day. From there you can go up the A82 through Glencoe which is spectacular but busy or along the quieter A85 and A828 via Oban which is my preference. At Fort William I'd take the A830 to Mallaig and get the lovely wee ferry to Armadale on Skye. Ride round Skye which is stunning then get the bridge at the Kyle of Lochalsh to the mainland. Take the A890 ansd A832 back to the A835. Go North till the the A837 takes you to Lochinver where the best pie shop in the world is. From there take the tiny little coast road north staying at one of the fantastic little coastal campsites if it fits with your timing. From here you could carry on round the north tip or head down the excellent A838 to Lairg, Down the A9 to Aviemore, up the A95 to Granton on Spey, then follow the A939 till you get to the A93, follow this south through Glenshee to Blairgowrie. West on the A923 and West/South on A822 Sma' Glen road till you get back to the A9 just north of Stirling!
Thats a suggestion for Scotland anyway!
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Depending on how much time you have there are any number of little roads to explore and most of them are excellent, particularly in the North.
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Oh. in case you were wondering, I'd take maybe three days for the above trip, overnighting in Skye and North of Lochinver. More time will give you more exploring time of course!
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I second that comment about the best pie shop in Lochinver...it truly is the best! I think i contributed about quarter of it's annual turnover last time i did a tour os Scotland!Fuel economy on the bike was'nt quite as good afterwards though....

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