Monday, 30 July 2007
Day 5 - Inverarnan to New Lanark
Grey start, but the rain kept away as the route took us all past Loch Lomond. Len and I met up with Paul and Mamie Glachan at The Tarbet Hotel for coffee.
This proved to be the hardest day of the journey. The lads had to negotiate Glasgow on their way south.
We'd found a map of the cycle route running alongside the north bank of the River Clyde on a website sponsored by Glasgow City Council, but first of all, nobody could find the access point, then the route was disrupted by unclear diversions, and then both Tom and Josh Wicks suffered punctures.
Once they did get clear and on to the A72(?), the road was hilly and windy. They didn't get to New Lanark Youth Hostel until after 10pm, but we had a meal waiting for them, and at least they didn't have to set up their tents.