Project NC500

Cycling Scotlands North Coast 500

5 amazing women. One extraordinary challenge.



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The Plan

In September 2021 the Bicycle Adventure Club are going to Cycle 516 miles around the North Coast 500. Starting and ending at Inverness Castle. The NC500 is Scotlands very own Route 66 and one of the top 5 coastal routes in the world.

It was developed in 2015 by the North Highland Initiative Tourism Project Board as a driving route. Polpularised as a cycling challenge by Mark Beaumont and the Adventure Syndicate.

We aren’t endurace athletes. We aren’t even athletes. We are just 5 women who love an adventure and think we can do something extraordinary.

Our start date for the ride is 9th September 2021. That gives us all plenty of time to train. We have allowed 8 days to complete the route averaging 65 miles per day. That is the challenge. To ride 8 back to back 65 mile days starting from little or no experience of such a ride.

By setting the challenge up as a Bicycle Adventure Club Project and inviting you to follow our journey we hope to inspire other adventures and to mark and monitor our progress.


  • Buying my New Bike
    Every cyclists reaches a point where there is a need to upgrade the bike they began their cycling journey on, but what do you look for? Where do you go and whom do you ask? As part of the NC500 crew, Jess started to think about her new whip back in August and by December she had made her decision.
  • Zwift
    Having recently invested in a Wahoo Kickr, Mary & I have recently entered the virtual world of indoor cycling. It is all the rage. Lockdown means everyone wants to cycle and everyone wants to Zwift. Zwifting has become synonymous with indoor cycling or turbo training as we used to call it. Consequently, we get asked a lot about our setup so in this blog and the accompanying video, we take you through our Zwifting setup and out initial experience.
  • NC500 Team: Jessica Stevens
    Meet Jessica Stevens who will be cycling the North Coast 500 in September 2021 with the Bicycle Adventure Club.
  • Project NC500
    Five amazing women will ride Scotlands North Coast 500 in September 2021. This is the story of their journey.

The Mission


Meet the Team

Group Picture

The Route

Komoot link & Detail





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