Join us from Saturday 27th May 2023 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.
Location and Parking
Cycling in the Straths HQ will be Tongue Village Hall which can be found beside the local primary school. Here you will be able to register for the event and access toilet facilities. Please try and avoid parking at the Hall if possible, there is adequate parking in the village close by. For more information see Getting Here.
Bags and labels will be given to entrants who wish to leave personal belongings in the Hall for the duration of the event.
Registration will open at 9am on Saturday morning prior to the start of the event.
Entrants briefing will take place at 10.15am for a 10.30am start. Please note times may vary slightly if we have to accommodate a large number entering and registering on the day.
To enter online today.
Tea and biscuits will be available on Saturday morning prior to the start of the event. You'll find Feed Stations along the route and soup and sandwiches will be served at the Tongue Village Hall on your return.
Approximately 90% of the routes are single track. The routes are signposted and motorists will be warned about the event. Please remember to use passing places to minimise disruption to other road users. As many of the routes go through common grazings please take care around sheep and lambs.
The Ben Hope road is in a poor state of repair and caution should be taken on this section of the route. There will be maps in the hall in the morning showing where to expect potential hazards.
Do remember that although the event is timed, it is not a race.
First Aid will travel the route with you and transport will follow picking up any breakdowns. Feed stations will also carry First Aid and puncture repair kits.