Date: Sat 15 Jan, 2022
Venue: Contin, Strathpeffer IV14 9EF
The Strathpuffer - or "The 'Puffer" - started in 2005. It was meant to be a one-off local event, but somehow, more than a decade later we have a national event with a legendary status.
Over the years we have had every possible type of weather conditions - gales that blew away our marquee, iced roads, 2ft of snow the week before the event, temperatures down to minus 10 degrees, rain, hail and even sunshine... you get the picture. But then, if we insist on staging a 24 hour event in the Highlands of Scotland in the middle of winter what do we expect?
We now attract competitors from all over the world - probably because we were included in the US Bike magazines top 10 toughest Mountain Bike events on the planet - and we are widely recognised as the event every decent mountain biker needs on their palmares.
Freezing temperatures. 17 hours of darkness. Miles upon miles of gruelling terrain. A brutal mix of ice, wind, hail, rain, mud and snow,
and maybe, just maybe, a glorious Scottish winter sunrise...
When it comes to mountain bike challenges, they don't come much tougher or more rewarding than the Strathpuffer - the legendary 24 hour mountain bike endurance event held every year in the Highlands of Scotland in the middle of winter.
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