mad brave enough to take on Cairngorm to Coast?
Cairngorm to Coast is a 100km hike and bike challenge that takes place against the backdrop of the magnificent Cairngorm National Park and along the beautiful scenery of the Dava Way. Taking you from the heights of the Highlands to the coast of Moray, it's the area's most stunning event and takes place on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund.
For information on C2C'18 which takes place on Saturday 19th May 2018, please click here
The challenge is held in May each year and begins at Cairngorm Ski Centre carpark when entrants hike down towards the Sugar Bowl, through Glenmore Forest to Glenmore Lodge, on towards Nethy Forest and Lyngarry towards Nethy Bridge, where they join the Speyside Way to the Force Development Training Centre in Grantown-on-Spey. There, the hikers will hang up their muddy boots, whilst the hike & bike participants will change into their cycling gear and head on to the Dava Way, which will take them all the way to Forres, after which they will join a local SUSTRANS route to the RAF Lossiemouth childcare centre, 70km later.
Do not be fooled, this is a gruelling challenge and requires plenty of training and preparation, but is achievable! Cairngorm to Coast is not a race, it's an endurance challenge. The local climate is extremely changeable and you could be starting the hike in the snow!
Entrants will receive an information pack through the post which will contain their race number and training advice for the lead up to the event. There will be a pasta party the night before, when the bikers will drop their bikes off with Outfit Moray before receiving their their event t-shirts (generously supplied by Dallas Designs) and a goody bag, which contains a bottle of delicious Windswept Brewing Co beer, because we all know it's best when you've earned it!
Cairngorm to Coast is organised by Team RAFBF Lossiemouth and supported logistically by Outfit Moray.
To keep up with the information on each year's event, you can visit our Facebook page or join in the chatter in the Facebook group. Have a read through previous years' stories and see if you think you are up to the challenge!