The Hellfire Corner – 400km in pictures

Sunrise in Dingwall
5.14am. Dingwall.
Empty A9 to Golspie
6.41am. An empty A9 to Golspie.
7.37am. Dornoch
7.37am. Dornoch
9.10am. Secret control, Loch Brora.
9.10am. Secret control, Loch Brora.
9.49am. Rogart.
9.49am. Rogart.
12.10pm. Crask Inn.
12.10pm. Crask Inn.
12.20pm. Washing, Crask Inn.
12.20pm. Washing, Crask Inn.
1.14pm. A836 to Tongue.
1.14pm. A836 to Tongue.
2.17pm. Loch Loyal.
2.17pm. Loch Loyal.
2.46pm. Tongue.
2.46pm. Tongue.
3.13pm. Kyle of Tongue.
3.13pm. Kyle of Tongue.
3.15pm. Melness Cemetery.
3.15pm. Melness Cemetery.
5.16pm. Loch Eribol.
5.16pm. Loch Eribol.
5.33pm. Respond Beach.
5.33pm. Respond Beach.
6.31pm. Durness.
6.31pm. Durness.
6.40pm. Kyle of Durness.
6.40pm. Kyle of Durness.
10.12pm. Kylesku.
10.12pm. Kylesku.
4.20am. Loch Glascarnoch.
4.20am. Loch Glascarnoch.
5.20am. Loch Garve.
5.20am. Loch Garve.

Probably the most beautiful audax I’ve ever ridden and definitely the coldest to date. Temperatures dropped to -4c through the night and going fast downhill was agony on the face, hands and feet. But the roads were completely empty and the steady ups and downs of the overnight section provided a focus to get me through the darkness.

6.39am. Dingwall.
6.39am. Dingwall.

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