North Coast 500 Cycling Challenge

September 6th – 11th 2021

A 525-mile bike ride around the challenging north coast of Scotland raising funds for Breast Cancer Now / Care. The route rises and falls over 35,000 feet (Everest is only 29,000 feet). This is a five-day challenge which will result in riders cycling over 100-miles every day.

Objective: to collectively raise £10,000 for the charity


Details of the ride:

The proposed route essentially follows the GCN version of the North Coast 500, but includes a few diversions for safety and one to include the iconic landmark John o’ Groats.

The North Coast 500 is a 516-mile (830 km) scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. The route is also known as the NC500 and was launched in 2015, linking many features in the north Highlands of Scotland in one iconic touring route.

The route runs through the traditional Scottish counties of Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland and Caithness.

Working clockwise, the route starts at Inverness and runs via Muir of Ord, Applecross (including the notorious Bealach na Bà), Gairloch, Ullapool, Scourie, Durness, Thurso, John o’ Groats, Wick, Dunrobin Castle, Dingwall then back to Muir of Ord and Inverness. The route of the North Coast 500 takes in many areas of the North Highland Way, a walking route along Scotland’s North Coast.

North Coast 500 Cycling Challenge

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