Bealach Beag 2009

@dazzaontheroad is, as I type, cycling the Bealach Beag 2009. This cycling event takes riders around the Applecross Peninsula after a climb up Bealach-na-Ba or Bealach nam Bo (Pass of the Cattle). This is the UK’s biggest road climb at 2053ft (626m) from sea level in just 6mls (10k).

He was not happy with the weather today, with a forecast of showers that so far north west tend to the torrential on occasion.

A break in the clouds just in time for the start seems to pick up the spirits and away he went to the lilting sounds of a Cycling Piper.

@dazzaontheroad preparing for the Bealach Beag 2009 on Twitpic

The rain before the ride. Bealach Beag 2009. @dazzaontheroad ... on Twitpic

@dazzaontheroad happy that the sun has come out! Bealach Beag... on Twitpic

The Cycling Piper accompanying the start of the Bealach Beag ... on Twitpic

And who knows – maybe I’ll do this myself next year!