Despite the challenge of the high temperatures, Stu finished in 7th place, completing it in four days, seven hours and 28 minutes.
Stu said: “The Highland Trail was amazing! Nobody told me how good the trails would be, only that you must be mad, what about the midges or 550 miles?
“Nothing was said about the endless ribbons of singletrack that got me questioning where I was. In the Alps…or Pyrenees…no I was in Scotland! Long steep, techy descents that were crazy to ride with your bike fully loaded up and only 100mm travel. OK so to get to these rewards we had to navigate some rather big climbs, pushes and hike a bikes but hell was it worth it!”
If you’ve read our previous blog
about Stu’s epic challenge, you’ll know his incentive is a personal one, as his original aim was to raise £2,000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre in order to help support a friend of his who has the illness.
However, we’re delighted to announce that his fundraising total is currently £2,440 (and counting!)
If you would like to support Stu and donate, please visit his Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stutaylor13
You can read Stu’s full write-up of the challenge on the Singletrack website and watch 1 Media’s fantastic video here: singletrackworld.com