As a wise old coach once said, 'if you snooze, you lose' - and that's why everyone who turned out for the first Tour of Tiree on the morning of Sunday 13th September was a winner.
A field of nine cyclists of all ages and abilities gathered at Tiree Fitness Solutions in Sandaig to take part in a hastily arranged 16-mile 'race'. But 'racing' was not really what it was all about. The theme of the event was getting out in the morning sunshine, having a laugh and doing something positive about being fit and active.
There were a few aches and pains afterwards but everyone responded enthusiastically to the proposal to do it all again next month.