September 2, 2017
Join overseas healthcare charity EMMS International for the ’5 Ferry Challenge’, an exciting journey through some of Scotland’s most breath-taking scenery. It incorporates 4 cycle sections and 5 ferry crossings in and around North Kintyre and the Firth of Clyde and includes visits to the beautiful islands of Arran and Bute!
Total: 53.5 miles cycling
Support Lakeside projects in Malawi
All monies raised will help fund paramedics, a boat ambulance, equipment and the training for staff to be clinical officers and paramedics in Malawi.
You can help fund training along the lakeside of Malawi and provide employment for females in the area through taking part in this amazing challenge!
Highland Perthshire Marathon and Half Marathon run or cycle is a great Family Fun Sportive! Come and get a chip time for cycling 13 or 26 miles. 13 and 14 year olds can ride with Mum or Dad or both! Why not make it a fundraising event the whole family can take part in?
Free camping, free parking, free swim, free shower, free ceilidh. Have a great family weekend at the Friendly Event. Just click on www.perthshirecyclesportive.co.uk for more details or visit us on Facebook – Highland Perthshire Marathon.
Details of our charity partners can be found on our website. www.highlandperthshiremarathon.co.uk or www.perthshirecyclesportive.co.uk
Highland Perthshire Marathon and Half Marathon – The Friendly Event!
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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