Treble12Challenge #7 – Coasting home

Treble12Challenge #7 – Coasting home

On Sunday 19th August myself, Mark Beaumont and Alex Glasgow will complete a coast 2 coast mountain bike ride from the north east coast of Scotland starting in Buckie, heading south west to our end point in Kinlochleven.

Whilst former XC mountain bike champion Alex will act as guide for myself and Mark, top mountain bike guide and co-owner of Highlands & Islands Adventures Euan Wilson will provide support and assistance along the route.

Alex also acts as a guide for Highlands & Islands Adventures who are providing us with fantastic support for this challenge, and without them we wouldn’t be able to take on such a huge challenge.

H&I Adventures offers incredible mountain bike tours in the Scottish Highlands that will take you to some of the most stunning and unspoilt corners of Scotland. Our mountain bike tours include remote riding on the Isle of Skye; in Torridon on Scotland’s rugged west coast; a coast-to-coast adventure; and the natural beauty of the Cairngorms National Park. We’ve hand-picked the best trails against the most beautiful back-drops, not to mention the best Highland food and accommodation, so if this sounds like the tour for you, ride this way…..

Below is our planned route. It’s around 220km (150 miles) and of course we plan to take 12 hours to complete it.

Stage 1 – Buckie to Fochabers – 14.5km

Stage 2 – Fochabers to Craigellachie – 19.5km – Total 34km

Stage 3 – Craigellachie to Grantown on Spey – 38km – Total 72km

Stage 4 – Grantown on Spey to Nethy Bridge – 8km – total 80km

Stage 5 – Nethy Bridge to Loch Morlich – 15km – Total 95km

Stage 6 – Loch Morlich to Feshiebridge – 19km – Total 114km

Stage 7 – Feshiebridge to Kingussie – 14km – Total 128km

Stage 8 – Kingussie to Newtonmore – 5km – Total 133km

Stage 9 – Newtonmore to Laggan – 12km – Total 145km

Stage 10 – Laggan to Loch Laggan – 10km – Total 155km

Stage 11 – Loch Laggan to Loch Ossian – 30km – Total 185km

Stage 12 – Loch Ossian to Kinlochleven – 33km – Total 218km approx

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If you fancy taking on your own Scottish Coast2Coast these are the guys to guide you throught it.

Wish me luck

Stuart

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