End of 2017 & most of the summer season of 2018 wasn’t the best for me. Lyme Disease reared its ugly head again and this time caused cardiac issues. Time and time again I was admitted to A&E with cardiac arrhythmias, so couldn’t stray too far off the beaten track. It took a while to get a definite diagnosis and get the treatment I needed, but I was still desperate to get out on the trail. When Yvonne announced she was holding a fund raising event & BBQ at her house, I decided to ride there! The Speyside way is easy riding, is nice and scenic with good camp spots and isn’t too far from civilisation in case I wasn’t well on my journey. It was just what I needed and was pleased to have company for some of it too. The route follows the old railway line so there are a few interesting tunnels and the horses were captivated (!) by some sheep shearing too!