Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Six cycling friends have set themselves the incredible target of riding non-stop 410 miles in less than 24 hours with Skye being their finally destination

The big event takes place on Friday 26th August from Newcastle and this will be no relay but each member of the team – who have now been in training for months –will complete the full distance.

The riders will start from the centre of Newcastle at 9am, and hope to finish at 9am the following morning. The route takes the riders through the Northumbrian countryside to Carter Bar, the border between England and Scotland. It's then – sort of – downhill to Edinburgh.

After crossing Edinburgh's Forth Road Bridge the six will ride through the night, passing Glen Coe at around midnight.

As dawn breaks on the Saturday morning the riders hope to reach Fort William, with the final leg up the West Coast of Scotland taking them across the Kyle of Lochalsh bridge to finish – finally – at Dunvegan Castle on Skye.

The 410-mile route includes 17,000 feet of climbing and the riders are expected to burn 16,000 calories each, and drink 15 litres of fluid.

Each rider is raising money for their favourite charities to find out more about them and their causes follow the link here

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