Appetite for Adventure
I hadn’t ridden a bike since I was around eight or ten years old and that was along flat earth tracks in Africa amongst zebras and giraffes. It is true that you don’t really forget how to ride a bike but I was going to be riding with three biking legends. These women are serious bike-packing adventurers and racers, made of taught muscle, weatherproof attitudes and gallons of gumption. I am old enough to be the mother of all three so, when Lee asked me to join them on this adventure, I thought they were mad. But, there was method in their madness – there was to be a food element to the film.
We were going to make a film to promote sustainable active travel and food tourism with the comfort provided by Hostelling Scotland. A shared adventure, shared stories, camaraderie, local food and laughter. What a brilliant way to enjoy the best of the northwest. Aside from my arse being in tatters from sitting on the hard saddle so much, I loved every minute of it. Would I do it again? Hell, yeah!