Day 8: Fort William to Kyle of Sutherland

Another incredible day of riding through the heart of Scotland with mountains, forests and lochs guiding you to the final basecamp

If you are feeling good this will probably be the day when it begins to sink in that the challenge is slowly coming to an end. If you are exhausted you will begin to feel that the finish is within touching distance. On this day you will draw inspiration from the Commando Memorial and take the hidden ways up and above the banks of Loch Ness. The steady final climb inland through Beauty will eventually crest the hill and reveal the glimmering Cromarty Firth and the final run to the finish at the Kyle of Sutherland.

Key stats

  • Distance: 112.2 miles
  • Ascent: 5,141ft
  • Challenge Rating: 4/5

Highlights of the Day

  • The Commando Memorial
  • The Great Glen
  • Loch Ness
  • Cromarty Firth

Top Tip

The climbs in Scotland are long, but aren’t as steep as the ones you have taken on in England. Get into a nice steady rhythm and cheer each other on to the tops.

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