- Scotland Coast to Coast Race – tyre choice?
Hi all. Am competing in the Scotland Coast to Coast in a few weeks time from Nairn to Glencoe and am deliberating on kit – mainly tyre choice for my Cube hardtail. I’m carrying Nobby Nics at the moment but feel I can shed some weight and find something a lot faster as around 60% of the riding is on road. Anyone done the race before and can suggest an ideal tyre/combo?Posted 5 years ago
Yep – the Rat Race event. My first time – am registered for the 1 day – you? Also just starting training after a few months gluttony after the London marathon. Re tyre choice – the kit advice on the website suggests a cyclo cross – so I’m thinking a fairly quick tyre should be possible. Would think rain is a strong possibility though, nothing worse than off road mud with near-slicks on.Posted 5 years agoPaul McGMember
Did the 1-day version (with extra kayaking for kicks!) in year 1. We were allowed a choice of bikes, so used a TT for the section from the Castle to the Kayak put-in. Cyclocross the rest of the way. CX was the correct choice. The off-road is almost entirely towpath and forest road, with a short (1-2km?) singletrack section.
I’d even consider a slick. Lots of people seemed to be riding sturdy-ish road bikes and were doing OK for almost all of the course.
By the way….. brace yourself for the final run. Just when you’re expecting it to descend from the WHW to Loch Leven, it doesn’t. Another 1000′ climb and then a greasy muddy descent.Posted 5 years ago
I have an extra double room booked in Carrbridge for the Friday night (£47). Im looking to get my car over to Ballachulish on Friday afternoon, then a lift back to the east coast. Iam staying over in Ballachulish after the race and can take you back to the east coast to collect your car if needed.
Can anyone help? Can give the room for free if we can come to an arrangement with transport…
Both my helpers have pulled out though ill health and work commitments 🙁Posted 5 years ago
its looking likely that I will have to do this I think…had hoped to save a few quid by getting transport off someone seeing as Ive now had to pay for hotels at the start and the finsh of the race 🙁 nightmare!
NOt gonna let it spoil the fun though!!
Let me know if you hear of anyone looking for digs near the start please 🙂 BTW Do you have anyone going between Nairn and Ballachulish?
TGPosted 5 years ago
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