Day 9 – Inverary to south Laggan



The sun over the mountain tops at Loch Fyne at 7 am this morning was a great way to start the day.

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Day 8 – Kilmarnock to Inverary

The morning routine is getting slicker. Getting up at 6 and leaving by 7am is a challenge in itself.

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Spectral Sponsors AJ100 Awards


Spectral Lighting were delighted to support the AJ100 Awards, a prestigious event in the calendar of all architects, which gave us great pleasure to be associated with. It also gave us the opportunity to give something back to our loyal architect clients and say ‘thank you’ for all the support they have given us over the past year.

The Tower of London venue was first class and it was great to mingle with clients old and new.

As sponsor for the ‘Fastest Growing Practice of the Year:’ category, we were delighted to see the award go to bptw partnership , well deserved winners.

See more coverage of the awards and a full list of winners here on the AJ site

Day 7 – Carlisle to Kilmarnock

At some point there was bound to be a day where you wanted to throw the bike over the hedge and return on the train! Today was certainly that day. Battling a 25 miles an hour head wind and riding on atrocious road surfaces on the A76, today was tough to say the least.  That coupled with the fact that by the end of today where is the nearest 600 miles doesn’t matter our legs are extremely weary and we all really feeling it now.

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Day 6 – Preston to Carlisle

The numbers are rising now. Two milestones today – half way in terms of miles and we hit 500 miles in total. And the aches and pains are starting to manefest themselves! We left Preston (seemingly famous for its ‘brutalist architecture’ bus station!). We rode out of the city with looming hills in the distance – those of The Lakes no less. We headed to Lancaster with glimpses of the coast on the way in cloudy but perfect cycling weather.

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