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DIFFICULTY 7

Bealach Mor

Saturday 2 September 2017
BEALACH BEAG 2010

Event Description

Quad burning ascents. Heart racing descents. Majestic mountain scenery. Rider camaraderie. Highland hospitality.

At Hands On Events, we know that the best cyclosportives are about passionate people coming together to challenge themselves in spectacular landscapes.

The Bealach is the UK’s biggest road climb at 2053 ft(626m) from sea level in just 6 miles (10k).  It is set in a fabulous unspoilt landscape with outstanding views of the sea and hills.  The Applecross Peninsula is renowned as a gem in Scotland’s crown of natural wonders.

The route will take you east from Kinlochewe near beautiful Loch Maree to the wide canvass of Achnasheen and its surrounding hills.  From there you head south on a fine new road down through Glen Carron to the sea at picturesque Lochcarron.   Things get tough now as the road swings sharply upward for the main climb to Bealach-na-Ba.  The section of road from Tornapress up the Bealach and down to Applecross campsite is closed for the event.

The reward is great as a massive vista over the west coast and the Isle of Skye opens before you as you plunge down to sea level again at Applecross.  The hard work is not over as the next section around the north of the peninsula has hardly any flat as it clings to the coast, past rocky cliffs and sandy coves.  Finally you pass the charming village of Sheildaig nestling in the shelter of its loch and the final section begins.  Weary legs will be revived through rugged Glen Torridon overshadowed by the massive craggy bulk of Liatach and its sisters on the famous ridge.  Finally, relief is at hand with a gentle descent back to the finish at Kinlochewe.

The distance is 144km

Event Location

Bealach Mor

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Event Info

Start
September 2, 2017 9:00 am
End
September 2, 2017 5:00 pm
Bike Type
Road Bike
Difficulty
7
Venue
Kinlochewe
Phone:
07710 5942001
Address
IV22 2PA, United Kingdom
Event Cost
£ 42
Entry Required
Yes
Website
http://www.handsonevents.co.uk
Entry by post
No
Entry Address
Entry on the day
Yes,

Organiser Info

Organiser:
Hands on Events 17
Phone:
07710 594200
admin@handsonevents.co.uk