bealach na ba looks stunning from the pictures i've seen.unfortunately it's too far away for anyone to be willing to travel up there with me
Yep, would definitely recommend cycling in the North West of Scotland. Reckon it's hugely overlooked because of misconceptions about the weather. I went for the first time in early May last year and had just one day of light rain over a whole week.No, you are wrong. It rains every day by law.
It's just unbelievably beautiful up there and was so good that I went back again over the long weekend just gone - one hour of rain over five days and brilliant sunshine on most of them.
That's completely impossible and you must be lying.
Ok, I might have been a bit lucky, but as Dave Moss mentions, this time of year is not a bad bet for dry weather. Think it's quite a bit wetter in the summer.
This year I threw in 62 miles involving Bealach Na Ba, but both years have centred on a classic road cycling route around the very North West tip of Scotland. You can find details here:http://active.visitscotland.com/findrou ... -Overview/
Worth mentioning that yesterday we cycled for nearly an hour without passing a car (it's that remote!)
Btw, I reckon there's a tougher road than the one over Bealach to Applecross - the coastal road from Lochinver to Kylesku in the far North West of Scotland. No long climbs, but about 10 short steep ones that soften the legs nicely before a fierce 25 per center towards the end. Would be a great route for a sportive!
but both years have centred on a classic road cycling route around the very North West tip of Scotland. You can find details here:http://active.visitscotland.com/findrou ... -Overview/
So is Bealach Na Ba a longer climb than Great Dunfell in the Pennines? Guess it probably is.!