Germany's capital is a stark contrast of modern culture and historic grit.
Remarkably, a year has passed since the 2017 Loch Ness Etape and last month it was time to do it all again. A 66-mile cycling sportive along the banks of Loch Ness and back to our home town via the infamous Fort Augustus monster hill.
'Let's sign up for the Etape', I said, back in the summer of 2016. I had loads of time to train... Fast forward to March 2017: a house move, job relocation and time moving faster than the speed of light meant that the odd spinning class and last minute weekend ride would have to suffice.