– UK's highest cycle race on public road features in Aviemore on 4 June 2011

May 06, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News reports that cyclists can tackle a gruelling cycling race taking place around Aviemore's Cairngorm Mountain that is the highest cycling event to feature on a public highway in the UK.

Cairngorm Classics starts high up in Cairngorm and then riders have to make their way in the shortest possible time through the roads that wind through the northern region of the Spey Valley. Riders are assured quiet roads and the stunning scenery organisers maintain helps to ease the physical exertion of the race.

Along the way competitors will pass many of Scotland's whisky distilleries although there'll be no time to stop to sample the famous malts.

The final sections of the race pass through moorland and forests with a mixture of small climbs and descents but contestants will need to leave enough energy to push themselves up the last climb to make it to the finish line.

The event offers two courses depending on fitness levels and experience, the first covering 96 miles and an ascent of 2222m, while the second is a shorter 48.7 miles and the climb is 1121m.

Entrants will need to book Aviemore hotels for 4th June 2011 and make sure they're at the Cairngorm Mountain car park for 09.30 for the start of the race.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at commented: "Hotels are going to be filling up with people taking part in the race so it's advisable for cyclists to book their accommodation early."