I am doing it – will be driving up from Surrey to Plockton tomorrow and back again on Sunday 🙁
Red Genesis Equilibrium with white wheels/bars/stem/seatpost/saddlebag and brown bartape – probably with a Charlie the Bike Monger hip flask holder on it so stop me if you need a wee dram!
2nd sportive for me – first was Caledonian Classic 2 years ago.Posted 5 years ago
My mate emailed them yesterday and got this respose,
We are keeping an eye on the weather. Should it turn out to be particularly stormy we have a number of options the most straightforward of which is to change the route to miss out the Applecross peninsular. This would take out the most exposed part of the route and shorten the whole thing by about 28 miles.
Naturally, if once we have taken advice from our medical and safety support teams it is deemed unsafe to start the event at all, then wewill make that call as soon as is practical. However, due to the fickle weather in the Highlands we are unable to be able to make this decision until the Friday night before the event at the earliest.
We will update this information on the website.
In accordance with our terms and conditions, if it becomes necessary to cancel there will be no refunds.
Linda LawtonPosted 5 years ago
On behalf of handsonevents
They have sent a mail saying that there is significant chance that there will be a diversion away from the Bealach because of the conditions 🙁
I am thinking about not bothering now – 1200 miles and 22 hours driving within 3 days is a bit much if they are going to close the main attraction.Posted 5 years ago
I may stay in Surrey and ride one of two routes I downloaded from bikely – either “the Surrey legbreaker” or “the Surrey massacre”.
The 2nd one is actually quite good and zig zags up and down the surrey hills trying to find as many steeps as it can – I did most of it last weekend. I think I can stretch it out a bit more as well.
front wheel for mtb is being rebuilt so I can’t use that, somebody lent their bike against it and the pedal took a spoke out 🙁
So I will spend another weekend masquerading as GenesisGuy…Posted 5 years ago
If the bealach gets cut out I’ll go out and try and enjoy it anyway, plus there’s lots of good riding else where in Scotland I can do on the way home, weather forecast looks decent everywhere else. A loop around the Cairngorms or Aberfeldy might be in order. Just need to keep the fingers crossed that it clears up a bit now!Posted 5 years ago
Well, it was definetly the right decision to cut out the Bealach. The gusts coming around back to Torridon were mental. Just pootled around in about 3:40 with a friend, didnt see the point in flogging myself. Didnt really notice the rain tbh, just the wind.
Made the most of the time off anyway though, went for a wee trip up Cairngorm on the way home and a night in Aberfeldy with a couple of nice climbs around Glen Lyon, Ben Lawes and Kenmore.Posted 5 years ago
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