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PICTURES: Over 800 cyclists power their way through 24 hours at Strathpuffer


By Will Clark

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Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Picture: Callum Mackay.

Over 800 cyclists took on one of the toughest mountain bike endurance events in the world as Strathpuffer 2024 took place in Contin Forest.

Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Picture: Callum Mackay.

Cyclists powered their way through the Ross-shire forest for 24 hours and they pedalled through mud, snow and freezing temperatures on Saturday and Sunday.

Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Picture: Callum Mackay.

For the first time, Strathpuffer was also playing host to the British Championships for 24-hour Solo and Speed Racing.

Martin Ross won Strathpuffer 2024. Picture: Will Clark
Martin Ross won Strathpuffer 2024. Picture: Will Clark

Martin Ross from Dingwall came out on top in the men's race when he won the title for the second time in his career.

Sofia Christiansen won the Strathpuffer women's title. Picture: Will Clark
Sofia Christiansen won the Strathpuffer women's title. Picture: Will Clark

Sofia Christiansen from Newton Stewart also came out on top as she won the women's individual title for the first time, after previous success in the mixed pairs competition.

Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Picture: Callum Mackay.

Races for pairs, teams of four as well as teams of eight also took place during the weekend.

Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Innes Patrick, ready to cheer on the riders. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Innes Patrick, ready to cheer on the riders. Picture: Callum Mackay.

There was also wedding bells for two cyclists as Steve Brown and Tracy Munro got married during the race at the half way section of the track.

Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Steve Brown and Tracy Munro got married at the half way section of the track. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Strathpuffer 2024 24-hour endurance event. Steve Brown and Tracy Munro got married at the half way section of the track. Picture: Callum Mackay.

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