Caithness and Sutherland have always been popular with cyclists, especially the Land's End to John O'Groats route. Now that cycling has become more and more popular there are many people looking for more adventurous routes.
Colin Baird blogs about travelling in Scotland by bicycle on his cyclingscot.co.uk website. His aim is to explore the entire country on his bike. Caithness and Sutherland is one of his favourite areas - he loves the quiet, single-track roads and the …Read
Cycling in the Straths is back; are you up for the challenge? Join us for a fun filled weekend of cycling and Mackay Country hospitality. Early arrivals can register on the evening of the 27th and enjoy entertainment provided by the local hotels. For the main cycling event on Saturday choose from two routes which will take you through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. The longest route, the Strathnaver Challenge, will take cyclists on a 68-mile trip. Leaving Tongue riders will head east to Bettyhill before heading inland through Strathnaver to Altnaharra, along Strathmore before heading back to Tongue. The Ben Hope Trial is shorter but still a challenging 46-miles with riders starting and finishing in Tongue on a circuit via Altnaharra and Strathmore. Although the event will be timed, it is not a race. Both routes will give riders a challenge with plenty of opportunity to demonstrate cycling skills and stamina. It is expected that both routes will be completed in 8 hours.