I stumbled across a report today on the BBC News website; it is about a unicycle trip round the Scottish “North Coast 500”, or NC500 as it has become known, by someone who started to unicycle during one of the Covid lockdowns. As the name suggests is a 500 mile circular route round the far North coast of Scotland. As he says, he is probably the first unicyclist to do this, very well done to him for his achievement.
I did a search for “North Coast 500” and NC500 and didn’t find anything so I thought I would post this in its own thread for future reference and perhaps spark someone’s interest. The NC500 has become very popular with motorhomes, motorbikes and cars alike (which is perhaps a bit controversial up here). It is also a pretty popular cycling trip as evidenced by various charity rides, record attempts and, of course, YouTube videos. It goes through stunning scenery and pretty wild places, so if that of interest to you it might be worth a look.
Yes, it is a pretty bold statement to go and do that with not a lot of experience – even with experience! I know the road and I’m sure there had been temptation to throw the unicycle into the heather and forget about it all. I take my hat off to him for sure.
I followed him and I think he was averaging about 20 miles a day with things like hills, heavy traffic and high winds requiring quite a bit of walking. An impressive feat in any case. See more on Bruce Rose’s facebook page.