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TOUR OVERVIEW

Kepa, Lee-Ann, Mike, Colin and I ended up riding around 400kms from the Isle of Skye, where we parked the van, up to the Outer Hebridean Islands (and back). We rode up some big hills through big headwinds; not Category Climb big, but when towing your boards, supplies and lives behind you in a trailer they were BIG, and real hard work.

We took in our surroundings and tasted the peat, we felt more aware, we rode around spiders crossing the road, we watched as butterflies fluttered beside us and everyone we passed said hello; even the sheep. In Stornaway, someone told us “There are no happy cyclists on Lewis” but, even as we cycled into monster headwinds that turned into the brisk offshores propelling us to the waves, there were big smiles behind the grimaces.

TOUR BIKE-SURFERS

Curator, Rider, Photographer & Filmmaker
Chris McClean


Riders/Surfers
Kepa Acero
An experienced Basque traveler with a taste for far flung places, think Gabon, Alaska and Antartica.

Lee-Ann Curran
An oyster loving, guitar playing musician and surfer hailing from SW France. Style in spades, a very last minute and welcome addition to the crew.

Mike Lay
A quick footed and quick witted longboarder, hailing from Sennen who in the sake of packing light had to leave the regular ride at home.

Colin Macleod
We met Colin as we supped beers on a gas station forecourt, he took us in, bought us croissants, lent Mike a longboard and caught us a fish.

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CREDITS

Backwash
Brooks England
Fairlight Cycles
Allpress Espresso
Reef

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