North Coast 500

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North Coast 500

Post by fastbob » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:15 pm

Anyone got any UK tours planned in what remains of this Summer ? I'm seriously thinking of doing the NC500 once and for all . I've been visiting the best bits on and off for years but I've never actually done the whole thing . The Harley is all fettled with new tyres and a new clutch and I've ironed out all the little bugs that come with a second hand bike so there are no excuses . Let's just prey that Covid19 is on its way out and there are no further lockdown measures.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by S-Westerly » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:44 pm

Having been home since the middle of March it now looks as if I'll be going back to sea in mid July just when things may have a bit more if a semblance of normality. To say I'm pissed off would be an understatement.
I've fancied the NC500 for a while but not going to happen this year. Of course that assumes Miss Fish has unlocked Scotland. I'd not hold my breath for that!
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Tiggie » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:53 pm

Guy who delivered all my timber was meant to be doing the 500 last month :? Wasn't too happy about not going! It had been planned from last year with him and some friends :roll:
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Bender » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:03 pm

Last part of the a9 is the boring bit, cracking road after that.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Baldrick » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:07 pm

Tiggie wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:53 pm
Guy who delivered all my timber was meant to be doing the 500 last month :? Wasn't too happy about not going! It had been planned from last year with him and some friends :roll:
Myself and 7 others had it all booked for the Easter week this year, absolutely gutted that it was all cancelled.
We have now booked it all again for next year, it's been on my to do list for ages so hopefully will get it done in 2021.
It's been a rotten year for cancellations, Had to cancel Le mans, Chimay classic bikes and a couple of Rallies as well.
Le Mans has been re scheduled for October so that might still be a possibility with a bit of luck.

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Tiggie » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:11 pm

Hope so! thats a lot to cancel :cry:
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by gymwitch » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:11 pm

Its something that we are definitely planning. I cant wait but i think it will be next year now.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Pie man » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:36 pm

I love it up there, been a few times, every two years, last there 2019. Hoping to go again soon if this years European trip is a no go :D
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Pie man » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:47 pm

This was in 2017
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by fastbob » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:11 pm

Just a taster . As I say , I've done nearly all of the NC500 at one time or another . I've just missed out the top left hand corner bit .
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Marino » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:03 am

Who knows what weather will be early October, I will be back from ship around that time, if weather stays ok I will do it.

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Throttled » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:12 am

I would recommend you do the A9 section first and go anti-clockwise. Sango Sands in Durness is an excellent site and stop. I believe that a number of the petrol pumps have card use, so you do not need to worry so much about limited opening hours.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Bender » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:22 am

Throttled wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:12 am
I would recommend you do the A9 section first and go anti-clockwise. Sango Sands in Durness is an excellent site and stop. I believe that a number of the petrol pumps have card use, so you do not need to worry so much about limited opening hours.
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