Day 1: Arguably the trickest part of the route - navigating Saturday morning traffic in Aberdeen.
En route out of Aberdeen on the Deeside Way.
Euan explains the inner workings of the Birse Saw Mill.
Into the hills - sheep-cut singletrack leads the way to the Fungle Road.
Irene taming the trickest part of the ascent - nice skills!
Euan and Chris on the climb to the summit of the Fungle. A glorious day on Deeside. At 5.30pm the temperature felt around 75 degrees.
Day 2 - the coast to coast route across the Cairngorms kicks-off with some lovely singletrack on the way to Ballater.
Post lunch - alongside the River Gairn with Major Caulfield's Bridge in the Background (built in 1751).
Following grassy singletrack en route to Glen Gairn. The heather is just on the turn, forming a lovely backdrop to this section of trail.
Crossing the River Gairn before heading west to Loch na Builg.
Not content with "la route normale" Richard and Jason put in an extra shift while the rest of us watch. Around 7mins for 200m of ascent - impressive stuff.
Jason on the way down. On rejoining the group at Corndavon Lodge, Richard realises he is missing something. A second lap of Tom Breac is required to retrieve his shades!
The reward for the climb to Loch Builg is 3km of classic Cairngorms singletrack.
The long ride down lonely Glen Builg. This is one of the wildest sections of the ride with rough double-track and 2 key river crossings.
Day 3 - Post the full-Scottish, Jason shows how it's done on the way to Dorback.
Not forecast- heavy showers set in until late afternoon. Through the murk in the Braes of Abernethy.
A break in the showers coming through Abernethy Nature Reserve.
A bonus on Day 3 as Euan shows us through a new section of stellar singletrack.
Jean and Chris enjoying the turns at the bottom of the descent.
Geoff on the same trail.
Jason goes for a pre-lunch paddle in the beautiful Lochan Uaine (the green lochan).