The Hebridean Cycle Challenge

07 May 2013

The Hebridean Cycle Challenge

A major cycling and running event in the Isles of Lewis and Harris will test the toughest competitors on two wheels and two legs across some of the most stunning terrain in the Western Isles. Please note, the closing date for applications is the 1st June 2013.

The Hebridean Cycle Challenge for the serious competitors is a road and mountain bike race with the option of running the off-road section instead of cycling. Competitors can do the challenge solo or in teams of two (changing over at Miavaig). The Challenge begins with a 33.6 mile road cycle from the Creed Enterprise Park outside Stornoway to Miavaig in North Harris. The race then continues with a 10.5 mile off road section through the mountains from Miavaig to Bowglas and ends with a half mile road section to the finish at the Scaladale Centre, Ardvourlie, North Harris

The Hebridean Charity Cycle is a 21.3 miles non-competitive solo event catering for casual cyclists. The Charity cycle also begins at the Creed Enterprise Park and finishes at the Scaladale Centre.

The event is being run by the Lewis and Harris Youth Club Association and offers something for everyone above the age of 16 that is keen on cycling and raising money. This year we are raising funds for the 'Andrew Macleod Memorial Fund' has been set up within CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), with the objective of raising sufficient funding to provide future 'cardiac screening sessions' within the Western Isles.

Even if people don't want to test their stamina or raise funding, organisers say they will still be welcome to take part. Transport will be provided to take bikes and riders back to the Creed Enterprise Park on request. 

Race competitors will take off an hour before the Charity cycle so people don't have to worry about getting in the way of the serious racers. The whole event will finish off at the Scaladale centre with a barbeque and prize giving before the transport leaves to take those requesting back up to the Creed Enterprise Park.

 

Programme

 

LEWIS KARTING CENTRE, CREED ENTERPRISE PARK, LOCHS ROAD

0830     Registration opens for Competitive Road Cycle & Mountain Bike or Run event
0915     Final Registration for Competitive Road Cycle& Mountain Bike or Run event
0930     COMPETITIVE CYCLE / RUN EVENT START - (Creed Enterprise Park - Scaladale - Meavaig - Scaladale)
1030     CHARITY CYCLE EVENT START (Creed Enterprise Park - Scaladale)

 

SCALADALE CENTRE, NORTH HARRIS

1400     Barbeque and entertainment
1500     Awards Ceremony
1600     Bus departs Scaladale

 

LEWIS KARTING CENTRE, CREED ENTERPRISE PARK, LOCHS ROAD

1645     Bike reclaim at Lewis Karting Centre
1715     Bus departs Lewis Karting Centre for Stornoway Bus Station

 

 

More details can be found on the following website www.hebrideancyclechallenge.co.uk   which gives the details of the actual day, entry forms, last years results and much more. If you have any further question then please contact us via the email address shown on the website  info@hebrideancyclechallenge.co.uk.

 

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