A Scottish entree on Day 1 - dusk arrives on the Fungle Road.
Day 2 - Aboyne to Tomintoul. Warming up on some tight Deeside singletrack.
Day 2 - Descending to Glen Gairn.
Day 2 - Against the westerly. Crossing the River Gairn for the final push into the Cairngorms.
Day 2 - The South Downs Team at the watershed in the Cairngorms.
Day 2 - Classic Cairngorms singletrack with Culardoch in the background.
Day 2 - More of the same with the wind now on the tail.
Day 2 - Numerous river crossings provided great entertainment. Steve leads the way into Glen Avon (minus the bike).
Day 2 - Frank showing how it's done. Nice and smooth and nice and dry.
Day 2 - One for the camera. Patrick looking for the dry line throws in a high speed hip check!
Day 2 - Throughout the trip, sympathy from the team was always close at hand.
Day 2 - Common sense prevails; get that man a Lime and Soda.
Day 3 - Tomintoul to Kingussie - one of Scotland's best day rides. Blue skies and 18 degrees; perfect biking weather.
Day 3 - Heading west through the Cairngorms.
Day 3 - Sean taking in the views as we enter the Abernethy Forest - as ever in Scotland, shades essential!
Day 3 - Descending the Ryvoan Pass. The trails were in superb condition - dry and fast.
Day 3 - Sean opting for the adventurous line while I shoot from dry land. Sadly no immersions to report on this crossing.
Day 3 - Nearing Kingussie. Beautiful light on the final singletrack descent.
Day 4 - Over the Corrieyairick Pass. Raining and gusting 60mph from the west - real mountain conditions for the high point of the trip.
Day 4 - Nearing the summit of the Corrieyairick Pass. To the east you can see the Cairngorms, to the south-west Ben Nevis...
Day 4 - Out of the murk and on the way down to Fort Augustus. 800m+ of descent over 10km to the shores of Loch Ness. We look forward to seeing the guys again for Part 2 of the Coast to Coast. A great long weekend!