A nice cosy mini-bus and a trailer for your bikes

Lands End to John O'Groats riders have a new facility to consider for their forthcoming group, charity and record breaking efforts. A new luxury van and trailer service called John O'Groats Bike Transport can ferry you and your trusty steed(s) to Inverness about 130 miles south and the first railway station. They'll even clean and fettle them for you.

"We're also offering a wash, lube and check service in conjunction with the bike maintenance folks at Weldtite and their new Pure environmentally friendly cleaning products so people can receive their bikes back minus 1,000 miles of grit and grime," says Lindsay Mackinnon of the new venture which is a spin-off from the existing Ticket to Ride Highlands bike hire business.

The really important thing you'll be looking for, though, when you've slogged 'up' all 874 miles are the comfy seats in that VW Caravelle mini-bus for which Lindsay and his driver/mechanics are all fully insured and checked out by the local council.

Details: johnogroatsbiketransport.co.uk

Loading the John O'Groats Bike Taxi

Lindsay Mackinnon of John O'Groats Bike Transport