The Applecross Peninsula is renowned as ‘a gem in Scotland’s crown of natural wonders’ and this sportive, originally conceived by local cycling legend Clifford Davidson, offers up the UK’s biggest road climb with an impressively chewy height of 2053ft (626m) from sea level in just 6 miles of riding. This 43mile route was first run in 2006 the popularity of this event has grown year on year and early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.
Registration takes place at the village hall (map here) and is open on the previous day (Friday) between 6 and 8pm and on the day from 7 to 9.30am with a choice of start time between 10.30 and 11am. Only one feed station en route, so ample water/drink and snacks on bike is highly recommended. Event Fee is £39.00, with further details and online entry at www.handsonevents.co.uk