- Scottish 24 hour epic???
Tour of cairngorms?
Or possibly 2 laps using the shorter version using the Geldie and Feshie between Braemar and Glen Feshie.Posted 7 years ago
TJ -not mutually exclusive.
I did a road ride from Aberdeen – Dundee – Glasgow – Edinburgh – Gala – Newcastle last year for charidee. 350 miles and £600 for Alzheimers Scotland.
And really enjoyed it (apart from the bit where it was raining so hard we had to hide in a bus shelter near Arbroath, and the bit when I got clipped by a car that overtook me at a traffic island, got into an arguement with driver who insisted there was loads of room to pass, and got punched by said angry driver. But that’s another story. And the polis took him away anyway).Posted 7 years ago
I am thinking of doing some kind of 24hr endurance ride (personal thing not a race) to raise some moneys for some peoples and because its well fun isnt it.Posted 7 years ago
It needs to be in Scotland as im based there but i am not sure on what to do route wise. I am thinking onroad and offroad sections as just grinding out 24hrs on a road bike will be pretty darn boring. I think a distance of 200miles is doable, also thinking some kind of C2C would be a good idea as it gives people a good perspective of what the ride is as just saying going to ride 24hrs isnt as interesting.
thoughts on a route and a bike to use would be appreciated…
i think the whwx2 challenge is a gooden! will need to source some kind of trail bike then as i have carbon ht a dj bike or a dh bike i dont imagine any of those will be ideal. im sure we could fit in some kind of silliness in that also garry.Posted 7 years ago
is it actually doable though if so far people have only managed 40 hours?! il look into it…ircSubscriber
What about Edinburgh to Fort William off road in a day? Union canal towpath, Forth and Clyde Canal towpath – Kirkintilloch, the old railway path Kirkie to Strathblane, follow the continuation of the old railbed through Blanefield to meet the WHW just before Dumgoyne. Then WHW to FW.
150 miles or so off road in a day?Posted 7 years agoTreksterSubscriberPosted 7 years ago
TandemJeremy – Member
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i’m riding the west highland way in early may. Riding it is hard, properly hard. As we stick to the proper route, no popping onto the road to go round sections. A friend did it last year in 16.5 hours. I Would say theres no way you could do the double in 24. (if sticking to the path)
An ironhorse extreme endurance team rider attempted it with a target of 32 hrs (i think).
A while back Nick Craig and Oli Beckinsale did all the routes at all the 7 stanes in 24 hours.Posted 7 years agoXanMember
A guy I know attempted the WHW double, but only managed party of the first trip as bad weather set in and became too dangerous. Try and contact him if you want info. He also runs tours on the WHW so has a bit of knowledge about the journey. He wants to attempt it again so he might join you.Here’s his website where you can get his contact detail and some info re teh route.Posted 7 years agoSannySubscriber
How about the West Highland Way, across to Aviemore then the Speyside Way? I’m sure the guys on Alpkit tried it as a two and a bit dayer.
That would be a very tough ride. May take more than 24 hours though. Basically you’re riding from Glasgow all the way to Buckie / Cullen. Fancy it as a 2 dayer when I get my 29er……Posted 7 years ago
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