Saturday 12th May 2012
Bealach is the UK’s biggest road climb at 2053ft (626m) from sea level in just 6miles, the event is set in a fabulous unspoilt landscape with outstanding views of the sea and the hills. The Applecross Peninsula is renowned as a gem in Scotland’s crown of natural wonders.
One route option –
- 70km with 1800m of ascent.
“The route will take you south east from the picturesque village of Shieldaig down through Glen Shieldaig to Tornapress. Things get tough now as the road swings sharply upward for the main climb to Bealach-na-Ba.
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. This is country rarely visited by the tour buses. Finally you return to charming Sheildaig nestling in the shelter of its loch.”
- Waymarked routes
- Electronic timing
- Feed stations
- Free food and drink at finish
- Event photographer
Shieldaig Village Hall
Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)
- £39.00 per rider