Still feeling pretty ropey with a cold, but Ellie and I drove back to Blairgowrie and then cycled along quiet back roads to Forfar. Perfect countryside for cycling, but Forfar is a grey grim unwelcoming town in the Scottish tradition, with not an open café to be found. Eventually we had to make do with re-fuelling at Tesco in Forfar, which also didn't have a café, before heading back. After stopping we both got pretty cold, and it took a while to warm up again. The intial cycle out of Forfar on the Kirriemuir road was unpleasant with fast-moving traffic hurtling past, but things improved as soon as we hit the back road to Mains of Ballindarg, and we enjoyed quiet roads along the Vale of Strathmore for most of the return journey.
The total route was about 84 km or 52 miles.