Solo Round Scotland
A gripping new book about Alan's challenge
Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE
'Solo Round Scotland may be an 'amateur' adventure in its truest sense but it is as professional and daring in its execution as many a large scale international expedition'.
Extract from foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE
Â£18.99 224 pages, colour illustrations throughout. To order click here from Whittles Publishing Caithness. Proceeds from royalties will be donated to Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and The Parkinsons Disease Society
In May 2006 Alan Rankin became the first person to single-handedly circumnavigate Scotland by boat and bike. Starting at Kirkcudbright he solo-sailed Pegasus a Beneteau 50 on a 1,000 mile passage around Scotland and its islands to Blyth on the north-east coast of England. From there he cycled the 160 miles back to Kirkcudbright.
The challenge raised Â£13,000 for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and the Parkinson's Disease Society.
The trip took 18 days to complete including a two-day stop in Stromness to effect repairs to a failed self-steering gear and a seven-day stop in Lerwick allowing severe gales to blow through.
Perth City Cycles. Sponsors and suppliers of TREK Bikes, cycling equipment and advice for the bike leg of the challenge. Perth 01738 639346 More »
Sunbird UK at Clyde Marina Ardrossan. Sponsors of boat preparation and set-up. Marina, brokerage services and dealers for Beneteau Yachts in Scotland More »
TREK, independent makers of quality hand build bikes, stocked at Perth City Cycles More »
Autograph Signs. Suppliers of graphics aboard Pegasus. Beith Ayrshire 01505 506366 More »