Registration is now open for the Artemis Highland 100 Cycle Challenge, a charity ride through some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery.
Participants in the event on Saturday 12 September have a choice of three routes – gold (82 miles/132.5km), silver (65 miles/105km) and bronze (53 miles/86km). All routes start from Kenmore and head north towards Schiehallion Munro, one of the best viewpoints in the central Highlands.
The route splits at Keltneyburn, where bronze riders follow Glen Lyon west round Loch Lyon and down Glen Lochay to the finish. The gold and silver routes continue north to Kinloch Rannoch, where silver cuts west to Carie while gold circles Loch Rannoch. Riders then head south through Rannoch Forrest and west into the heart of Glen Lyon before circling Loch Lyon. From there they head south to Glen Lochay and on to the finish at Killin.
The whole family can take part, with young children able to join riders for the last 10km, or even 1km, to the finish. There, riders will receive a meal, massage, refreshments and entertainment. For those with energy left, there will be a mini Greek Olympic Games with lots of activities for teams to compete in.
Proceeds from the event will go to Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) and Cancer Research UK. To find out more, visit www.artemishighland100.com.