Bealach Mor Sportive

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The Bealach is the UK’s biggest road climb with an ascent of 626m from sea level in just 10km. 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 idea of a sportive belongs to local cycling legend Clifford Davidson.
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Calendar
Sat, 31 Aug 2019
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Portree, United Kingdom
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Location
Lisigarry Ct, Portree IV51 9EZ, UK
Start times
Sat, 31 Aug 2019
144K:
9:00am
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144K
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144km
£45.00
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 through 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.
There will be a timing station at the bottom of the Bealach and another at the top. If you want your time on the climb recorded and be eligible to compete to become the Highlands answer to Chris Froome you must stop and ‘dib’ at both!
There will be free hot food, cake tea/coffee at the finish.
Finish certificates will not be available on the day but can be downloaded from the SPORTident website with the final results.
Train
Lisigarry Ct, Portree IV51 9EZ, UK
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Please share cars with other riders and supporters to minimise traffic and parking problems.The roads north of Inverness are generally very good but there is a slower section around Garve.
Registration will take place at the village hall between 18.00 – 19.45 on Friday and 07.30 – 08.45 on Saturday
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