Bike transport Ullapool to Inverness - Sharing Costs

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Bike transport Ullapool to Inverness - Sharing Costs

Postby pjstephens477 » 6 May 2017, 10:46am

I am looking for up to 4 others to share costs of bike transport from Ullapool to Inverness on Thursday 1st June leaving Ullapool at about 16.30. Let me know if you'r interested. Thanks, Paul

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Re: Bike transport Ullapool to Inverness - Sharing Costs

Postby Norman H » 6 May 2017, 2:43pm

I presume you're aware of the summer bus service that will carry bicycles if given 24hrs notice.

http://www.decoaches.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Service-804-Timetable3.pdf

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Re: Bike transport Ullapool to Inverness - Sharing Costs

Postby Bonefishblues » 6 May 2017, 2:54pm

Shame we don't have a "like" button on this Forum, otherwise I'd have pressed if for that top info :D

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Re: Bike transport Ullapool to Inverness - Sharing Costs

Postby pjstephens477 » 6 May 2017, 5:59pm

That's what I thought but unfortunately DE coaches aren't running the bikebus this year. I spoke to them earlier in the week.

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Re: Bike transport Ullapool to Inverness - Sharing Costs

Postby Norman H » 6 May 2017, 7:42pm

That's a great shame, it was a really useful service.

Did they offer any reasons or hope for the future?

Edit:- If you cycle as far as Garve you can take the train.

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Postby eileithyia » 6 May 2017, 10:22pm

Bonefishblues wrote:Shame we don't have a "like" button on this Forum, otherwise I'd have pressed if for that top info :D


So often I want to 'like' a post but have to re-quote and agree....
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Re: Bike transport Ullapool to Inverness - Sharing Costs

Postby SimonCelsa » 7 May 2017, 12:00am

Why not just cycle the route? It's not too far, about 58 miles or so, with a bit of a hill initially upto Corrieshalloch Gorge and then more or less downhill.

I did it myself the other day on a fairly well laden tourer, left Ullapool at about 08:15 and was in Inverness just after 13:00. Reasonably quiet road except when the ferry traffic caught me up and it got a bit hectic for several minutes. Reasonably scenic route, especially when the sun is out....as it has been for the last 7 days, glorious weather,

All the best, Simon

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Postby matt2matt2002 » 7 May 2017, 10:13am

Me too.
I've cycled it x2.
Last month at the end of my Hebredian Way trip.
Bit of a hill after 10 miles outside Ullapool but then almost all down hill.
Great SYH at Inverness.
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Re: Bike transport Ullapool to Inverness - Sharing Costs

Postby Tail End Charlie » 14 May 2017, 9:40pm

The normal bus will take a bike or two, if you ask nicely. They get put in the luggage compartment under the bus. Me and a friend did this last week.