But what about Scotland’s cycling epics?
Hmmmmmmmm. Just read Susan Greenwood’s article in the Guardian about the best cycling challenges for 2010. While it’s obvious she had to do a bit of a worldwide round-up and so couldn’t cover all epic events the biggest oversight appears to be the 24-hour Stathpuffer, held at Strathpeffer, Inverness-shire. Voted by a top bike mag as one of the toughest MBT events in the world this surely should have got a mention? And then there’s the road cycle sportive, the Bealach Mor, that heads up, up, up and over the UK’s biggest road climb. Hmm, I feel a lot better now I’ve blogged about that!