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Mountain biking a part of new Cairngorms challenge

Posted 16 June 2010
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The next four days (June 16th to 20th) will see 700 people donning cycling gear and running apparel before taking part in a corporate sporting challenge in the Cairngorms.

Hosted in Aviemore, the Intelligent Sport UK Challenge is run by the firm of that name, which specialises in corporate team building events involving sport.

It will see 92 teams battling to complete various missions that involve running, cycling and canoeing.

The area near Aviemore has large areas of woodland such as the Rothiemurchus Forest, which has several cycle routes, while runners may take on some serious mountain terrain as the Speyside area offers access to five mountains over 4,000 ft high.

As well as the big event, those taking to mountain bikes in the Aviemore area may note that more cycle paths will be built in the area as part of a new residential development.

Last week, the Cairngorms National Park Authority gave permission for the creation of a new community comprising 1,100 new homes on the outskirts of the village.

Known as An Camas Mor, it will include new cycle routes as part of its layout, making it bike-friendly for visitors and residents.

Posted by Brandon Egley
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