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  • ktmblag
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    as anyone pedalled this over to applecross? it must been britains most alpine like pass

    jekkyl
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    where’s this?

    Gary_M
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    On road? Yes I’ve ridden the bealach na ba on the bealach mor sportive. I enjoy climbing and I’m reasonably good at it so I enjoyed the climb. Hardest bit is the 2 mile straight section. It’s a wonderful climb and the views are stunning.

    It’s up at applecross.

    Gary_M
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    And once you get to the hairpins the hard work is done.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    I’ve done it on the road bike. Tough, but brilliant fun, although you really need to be a cyclist to appreciate the “pain is fun” thing. The bottom half is easy. The tough bit is the long straight drag to near the top. The hairpins look daunting but are actually quite easy. Oh, and the descent is awesome. And the Applecross Inn does fantastic seafood.

    I WAS going to do it a couple of years ago on the FS with the aim of going to the mast to see the view but it was misty & snowing so I chickened out didn’t bother.

    jekkyl
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    Thanks for not answering my question least anyone fancies riding an alpine road in the UK. It’s in wester Ross in the Highlands.

    iain65
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    I did it about 25 years ago (!), well worth it and I still bore the kids with the story every time a picture of it comes up. I did it just as the road was built around the north peninsula that you can continue on from Applecross, it’s also well worth a ride but hard as it’s up and down the whole way.

    mt
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    Done the circuit from Shieldig, good ride. do it.

    Gary_M
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    Thanks for not answering my question least anyone fancies riding an alpine road in the UK. It’s in wester Ross in the Highlands.

    What do you mean? You asked where it was, I said applecross.

    jekkyl
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    Thanks but didn’t really help. Something along the lines of country and county. But it’s cool I found it, the pics of look awesome.

    Gary_M
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    I find google quite good for stuff like that.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Thanks but didn’t really help. Something along the lines of country and county. But it’s cool I found it, the pics of look awesome.

    About 15 seconds on Google would have told you the answer surely? Plus, in the British cycling world it is a hugely well known road. Don’t think it was unreasonable that people assumed everyone knows where Applecross is.

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