The Highland Trail 550 is a long distance self-supported mountain bike time-trail route through the Scottish Highlands. There is no entry fee, no prize money, and definitely no support. It is a self-timed Individual Time Trial (ITT). All that is provided is inspiration, a suggested start time, a GPX file, and a list of completion times.
Riders may experience Scotland’s beautiful sunny blue skies and cool mountain streams and lochs as far as the eye can see. But the weather in Scotland can change on a whim, and you may be just as likely find yourself getting besieged by cold lashing rain and high winds. In short, don’t attempt this ride unprepared – no one will be there to rescue you! Approach the ride as though you are on an independent expedition, fully prepared for your own limitations and whatever nature has in store for you.
Barry Godin filmed and produced this video, whose infectious enthusiasm for the Highland Trail 550 is really captured in this film.
Make yourself a brew, kick back and enjoy!
You can find out more about the Highland Trail 550 by visiting the official website here: www.highlandtrail.net
Can’t get enough of Barry? You should pop along to his Vimeo page in that case!
Last modified: 5th October 2017