Bealach Beag – Saturday 6th May 2017
ENTRIES OPEN TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER 10AM
The Bealach is the UK’s biggest road climb at 2053 ft(626m) from sea level in just 6 miles (10k). It is set in a fabulous unspoilt landscape with outstanding views of the sea and hills. The Applecross Peninsula is renowned as a gem in Scotland’s crown of natural wonders. The idea of a sportive belongs to local cycling legend Clifford Davidson.
We are naturally grateful to Clifford for his initial idea and advice. The event was first run in the summer of 2006 and it was immediately obvious that had captured the imagination of cyclists of all standards. Parking capacity is severely limited in the small villages used as a base, so we decided to have two events. The Bealach Mor retains the original route of 90 miles and the Bealach Beag introduced a shorter distance of 43 miles.