Scot­tish Wa­ter team takes on High­land 500

The Oban Times - - Sport -

LAST week­end saw 16 men from Scot­tish Wa­ter of­fices in Skye, In­ver­ness and Fort Wil­liam cy­cle more than 500 miles around the High­lands rais­ing money for Wa­ter Aid and High­land Hos­pice.

Dubbed the ‘High­land 500’, the team set out from UHI in In­ver­ness on Thurs­day June 22 and trav­elled through the Cairn­gorms, Fort Wil­liam, Glen­coe, Ard­na­mur­chan, Mal­laig and Skye be­fore head­ing up the west coast to Ap­ple­cross, Ul­lapool, Led­more and the Black Isle be­fore re­turn­ing to In­ver­ness - a to­tal of 525 miles.

Heavy rain and strong winds made the go­ing tough at times with teams of four riders cy­cling each leg of around 16 miles to­gether.

Garry Noakes, from Tarskavaig on Skye, who cy­cled 252 miles said: ‘That’s the Scot­tish Wa­ter High­land 500 over for an­other year.

‘A great event with a great bunch of guys.’

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