A hazard to one cyclist is normal riding to another. To get to some of the beautiful places we take you, you can expect plenty of potholes and loose gravel, with some lanes growing grass in the middle of the road. Some ascents will be very steep and some descents also, with a few sharp blind bends which may well hide an approaching vehicle.

The Highland Challenge remains a largely un-signposted, un-marshalled ride without warning signs before potential hazards: you are responsible for your own safety. But we do inspect the route when preparing the route card and warn you on the rider Route Card about what we consider to be exceptional hazards.