Na BA Where: Applecross, Ross & Cromarty Length: 8980m Height gain: 623m This is it: the Holy Grail.
The next time she tackles Bealach
Na Ba Anne will be doing it without a film crew in tow.
is also a must-do road for serious cyclists and one that my boys wanted to tick off their list.
uk 2 Ride the Bealach
na Ba The famous Alpine-style road that heads over the Bealach
na Ba (pass of the cattle) to Applecross is an epic road climb.
SCOTCH MIST The ethereal Bealach
na Ba mountain pass in Wester Ross in autumn
And last month, he took on the other side of the Bealach
with friends Matt Ray and Charlie Sanders.
It's a rewarding ride, with 9600ft of total ascent, and can be ridden as the Bealach
Mor sportive in August.
11 The Alpine–style road heads over Bealach
na Ba (pass of the Cattle) to Applecross in the far northwest.
I set off at 5am on a stunning Saturday morning on the Coire Dubh path up to the Bealach
Bairc-mheall and soon I was on my first summit, Hallival.
Hands On are also behind the epic Bealach
Mor, a 90-mile challenge taking in the UK's biggest road climb at 2053ft from sea level in just six miles.
Na Ba, Ross and Cromarty, winds reached 116mph and in Glen Ogle, Perthshire, there were gusts of 106mph.
Pedalling the first miles in the late summer sun among a group of chatty cyclists, I decided to enjoy my first cycling sportive, the Bealach