We had a group of equally daft biker friends, one of whom was Steve Wade the co-owner of Orange Mountain Bikes, and we'd set off on routes not knowing if we could finish them.
In this way we blazed the cross-scotland-and-back-in-a-weekend route between Ardgay and Ullapool. I photographed and wrote it for MBUK. Continues
We don't claim to have devised the route, because others will have walked it for centuries, but I understand it (and other variations) is now quite a popular bike and running route.
I was recently contacted by Cailean on behalf of his friend, Karen Darke who'll be attempting this on a hand-bike (see her website to explain this). Karen was trying to choose between the north and south route around a loch.
I sent her the above map with annotations in reply along with scans form the original 1997 article. It brought back superb, if rather tough memories.