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Knit 1 Bike 1
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Knit 1 Bike 1 is the story of Janet's yarn and cycling journey around Scotland. She set off on a ten week, 800+ mile cycling trip and delivered 21 mini workshops on the way, visiting fellow textile artists, camping and staying with other yarn enthusiasts. Oh and she also knitted and crocheted what she saw on the way for an exhibitions - also called Knit 1 bike 1.
The book is a light hearted account of the journey, the people and the places. There are over 140 photographs in the book and only two of those are of scenery, such was the nature of this quirky Adventure. Some have called it a page turner, find out why!
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Here is an excerpt from the book to whet your appetite:
day 17, Glenfinnan, cycle to (almost) Fort William
It was great to be on the road again and use those legs. And what a
day. It started with the train from Lochailort to Glenfinnan, which cut
nine miles’ cycling off the journey to Fort William. The station was
close to the now-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct featured in the Harry
Potter films. A steam train arrived at the same time and there was a
harpist and all sorts of people milling about in kilts.
After cycling for a while on the A82 from Glenfinnan towards Fort
William, I took the lovely Strontian road. A five minute ferry crossing
from Camusnagaul to Fort William made this route possible and it
was popular with cyclists. I took my time and enjoyed the view, even
stopping to update the blog on the way. Then suddenly I was running
out of time to catch the 12.30 ferry!
Despite cycling like mad, I missed the ferry by a whisker and the next
one was not until 4.30. Whilst having a snack and weighing up the
options, a bus came along. I leaped out and flagged it down, asking
the driver if he was going back to the main A82. He said yes although
he did look a bit bemused.
I asked him to wait for me to fold the bike up and he smiled, saying it
could just travel like it was. It was only once I was aboard that it
became obvious this was not a service bus at all. It had been
converted into a youth bus and mobile recording studio for the ‘Buzz’
That was all rather embarrassing but he did not mind at all and we
had a great chat on the way. Actually, if he had happened along two
minutes earlier he would have caught me having a rapid pee at the
side of the road. There were no convenient bushes or trees so I had
just waited till the road was clear and gone ahead.
The Buzz Project aims to reduce isolation amongst young people in
the area, which has one of the highest suicide rates in Western
Europe. The project coordinator was driving the bus and took me all
the way to Fort William. I arrived there nice and early and had time to
buy a new rucksack to replace the rear pannier before it fell to bits
Hopefully you now have a flavour of the journey and you want to discover more about the many interesting events!
So far, Janet has given talks about her book at Wigtown Book Festival and Book Week Scotland. She has also given talks to various groups of the Scottish Women's Institute (formerly Scottish Women's Rural Institute). She makes a charge for her talks which are informative and can make a very amusing evening!
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