Plenty cyclists up for fourth Ride the North challenge

The 3rd Annual Ride the North charity cycle. Riders on their way to Rhynie through some very scenic roads outside Inverness. 30th August 2013''Picture by Alex Hewitt'07789 871 540''Reproduction fees payable to Alex Hewitt
The 3rd Annual Ride the North charity cycle. Riders on their way to Rhynie through some very scenic roads outside Inverness. 30th August 2013''Picture by Alex Hewitt'07789 871 540''Reproduction fees payable to Alex Hewitt

A massive 46 cyclists from Stonehaven are due to take part in next years Ride the North challenge.

In a post on the Ride the North Facebook page it states: “Never mind the Fireballs & Simple Minds ...Ride the North is the big story in Stonehaven at the moment.

“An amazing 46 Stoney cyclists signed so far ...and I think there still a chance of FIFTY! This year we also have rival watering-holes, with the Marine Hotel backed Mammoths now facing the prospect of a challenge from The Market Bar team ...this could be interesting!

“A massive thank you to all our supporters in Stonehaven which is again nominated as capital of the Ride the North Kingdom in 2014.”

Ride the North is a cycling challenge in the beautiful scenery of the Grampian Highlands in the North and North-East of Scotland. The event was first run in 2011.

the event is not a race nor a sportive, it a challenge ride which celebrates the love of cycling and the scenery in this part of Scotland.

The event connects Aberdeen and Inverness. The route is always agreed in fine detail with Police Scotland and Local Authorities, but in 2014 Ride the North heads into the Cairngorms National Park on Day One before following the Spey Valley back towards Elgin.

Day Two will feature old ‘favourites’ The Cabrach and the Suie on the way from Elgin to Aberdeen.

If you are planning on taking on the Ride the North challenge get in tough with the Leader office, news@mearnsleader.com