Mackay Country Community Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. 331267 and a registered Scottish Charity No SCO38792

To provide a structure to allow the development of partnership between the communities and community groups operating in and comprising Mackay Country.

Registered Office: Farr Edge 2000 "The Hut" Bettyhill by Thurso Caithness KW14 7SS.

Join us from Saturday 23rd May for a fun filled day of cycling and Mackay Country hospitality. Early arrivals can enjoy a relaxing evening sampling the hospitality on offer in the local hotels before the main event. 


Although the event will be timed, it is not a race. Both routes will give riders a challenge with plenty of opportunity to demonstrate cycling skills and stamina. It is expected that both routes will be completed in 5 hours.

Participants will be able to choose from two route:

  • Strathnaver Challenge – a 68-mile trip leaving Tongue towards Bettyhill, riders will then head inland through Strathnaver to Altnaharra, along Strathmore and back to Tongue.

  • Ben Hope Trial – a 48-mile route with riders starting and finishing in Tongue on a circuit via Altnaharra and Strathmore.

  • On the Sunday morning there will be a fun cycle round the Kyle of Tongue for all ages.

After the days cycling relax with live music in the Ben Loyal Hotel with Davy Cowan from 9pm.

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Rider Information Pack 2019