By Gabbi Armstrong
Communications Project Manager for the North Coast 500
Published: 4th November 2018

Cycling Events

Join Hands on Events and cycle the notorious Bealach na Ba!

The Bealach na Ba is the UK’s greatest road climb with an ascent of 626m from sea level in just 10km. Set in a beautiful unspoilt landscape with exceptional views of the sea and hills. The Applecross Peninsula is considered as a gem in Scotland’s crown of natural wonders. The idea of a sportive belongs to local cycling legend Clifford Davidson.

The Event was first run in the summer of 2006 and it was obvious that it had captured the imagination of cyclists of all standards. The ‘Bealach Mor’ is on the 31st August 2019 and retains the original route of 144km whereas the ‘Bealach Beag’ introduces a shorter distance of 72kms on the 11th of May 2019.

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Photo: Bealach na Ba by Iain Sarjeant

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