Vix wrote:Would it be easier to cycle back to Inverness and get the train back south from there or post my bike? It seems like quite a pain getting home for everybody.
Have you considered flying from Inverness to Gatwick? Not very environmentally friendly I know but it is much cheaper than the train. It would probably cost you about £25-£30pp plus a tenner or so for the bike. Then a train (or bike ride?) for the 50 miles back to Fareham (I think that's where you are, yes?) We flew back to Bristol from Inverness, it worked quite well.
Btw I'm a 48 year old female, I used my Ladies Dawes Horizon for the ride. I did get off and push a lot but I don't think I can blame that on the bike. The worst bit was the hill out of Drumnadrochit to Beauly on the A833 which was, to put it mildly, a sod.