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Cyclists set to take on Strathpuffer

By Will Clark

The Strathpuffer is a testing race for cyclists.
The Strathpuffer is a testing race for cyclists.

More than 1000 cyclists are set to head to Contin this weekend to compete in one of the toughest endurance events in the country.

Strathpuffer will see riders from across the UK and abroad cycle continuously for 24 hours through Torachility Forest.

Temperatures could fall below zero during the event as riders will be preparing to pedal in freezing weather on Saturday and Sunday.

But event co-organiser Alasdair Lawton said the weather has never put off cyclists in the past with a high number of athletes coming back to take on the course time and time again.

"It’s a tough challenge for anyone to take on whether as a pair or on your own,” he said.

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.

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