Does anyone know the legalities about riding ben nevis?
Thinking of acsending around 8pm and doing a night ride down.
ALXEUK, i think i saw you. from camp that is when it started pissing down noticed some walkers towards the top with head torches. we had a rather leaky tent that night. do you know why the search and rescue helli was out a little earlier
Thanks for the replies... don;t want to wee-wee off the red sock brigade which is why I am thinking about a night ride.
For those you questioned... yes I have been up before, I am more than aware of weather conditions and appropriate precautions etc. As for ridability, those who mentioned the main walkers trail, that is exactly the route I was thinking. We intend to walk up most of it with the bike to be honest.. it's all about the descent. last time I did the walk, took about 3.5hrs to summit so not a huge walk. I mean, last time i was there I couldn't believe the amount of chavs pondering up in flip flops and addidas trainers! Proper tourist train path. Again... hence the only viable option being a night ride.
I reckon it is a more than accesible ride... only one part springs to mind that would be dodgy to ride at night, about 1/4 way up on the switch back before the tarn there is that huge bouldery step section.
As for the rest, we're not going to be hooning it down, so all of it is ride-able. Got a Petzel MYO RXp hd torch and a Nuke proof reactor extreme for plenty of visability. Likewise, planning it for a clear night.
Just wanted ot check the legalities first. As long as the weather is good, i'll post some photos!