Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
We will cycle and camp our way around the coast North of the Fault over the 7 days from 31May2014. Then, on day 9, we will participate in the Isle of Mull sportive. The sportive is 88 miles long and 3,500 feet of ascent. So by a significant margin it is the easiest day of the challenge.
For a training run the entire team are entered into the Etape Caledonia - look out for the loud and proud team kit.
Capped at 10 cyclists plus support vehicle drivers. All participants will be entirely self funded and we shall seek sponsorship to buy a defibrillator for Isle of Coll with balance donated to Mary's Meals http://www.marysmeals.org.uk
Overview of route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3634373
Day 1 Oban to Kinlochmoidart (via Glencoe plus ferry)
102 miles 5930 feet
Day 2 Moidart to Applecross. (via Skye and Bealach na Bà! plus ferry)
95 miles 8798 feet
Day 3 Applecross to Ullapool (via Gairloch)
117 miles 8262 feet
Day 4 Ullapool to Durness. (via Lochinver)
89 miles 8308 feet
Day 5 Durness to John o’Groats. (straight across the top)
91 miles 6154 feet
Day 6 John o’Groats to Beauly
119 miles 6388 feet
Day 7 Beauly to Oban. (down the Great Glen)
110 miles 6665 feet
Day 9 Isle of Mull sportive
88 miles 3704 feet
Totals: 811 miles (1,305 km) and 62,703 feet (19,111m) of ascent ( Note: Land's End is only 603 miles from John O'Groats and less bumpy.)
Only need to sort out the charity money, camping sites, catering, logistical back up, kit, and maybe a wee bit of training!