Handsonevents Announce a Series of Unmissable Events for 2012
by Holly Blades
Handsonevents, organiser of the sell out Bealach Mor, launches it’s series of unmissable events in 2012, including the iconic Cairngorm Classics on 2nd June 2012. The UK's highest event on a public road (632m). Finish on Scotland's Alpe D'huez! The routes take you from the heights of Cairngorm through the Spey Valley, with it’s stunning scenery and quiet roads.
Pass some of the world's most famous whisky distilleries, but don't stop for a dram! The road undulates through forest and moorland before the final climb to the finish. Two distances to suite your fitness and ambition. Another classic is born.
Other events from the organisers include the Skye Mor/Beag on 26th May 2012.
This event, on the magical Isle of Skye, follows the peninsula between the cliffs of the Quaraing and the Atlantic Ocean. Riders really will feel that they are on the edge of the world. As the route swings South the Cuillin Mountains are directly ahead. Mountains don’t get any more dramatic than this! At the Sligachan Hotel you rejoin a smooth newly surfaced road to sweep north back to the finish at Portree.
Stunning Scenery from the UK’s most northerly sportive Ullapool Mor/Beag 29th September 2012 , will attract riders wantng to take in some of the wildest scenery Scotland has to offer. From wild cliffs and tiny islands to lonely moorland and remote sandy beaches with superb panoramic mountain views, tree-lined twisting roads and foaming rivers, the ride passes the ruin of Ardvreck Castle on the shore of Loch Assynt, built by the MacLeods of Assynt in the 16th century.
Handsonevents are well known for the high standards of their organisation. All rides in the series are £39 entry and include feed stations with home baking, chip timing, massages, a hot meal at the finish, broom wagon, a warm Highland welcome and much more. See www.handsonevents.co.uk for more information
- 29/09/2012 - Ullapool, Scotland
Skye Mor and Beag
- 26/05/2012 - Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Bealach Mor Challenge
- 01/09/2012 - Applecross Peninsula, Wester Ross
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