A photograph taken the top of a ridge looking down on a cyclist making his way along a narrow trail. A sheer drop on one side of the cyclist leading to the forest, means careful bike control on this stretch. There are stunning, far reaching views out towards open countryside and sea.

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A photograph taken of two cyclists making their way steadily along a narrow trail climbing Ben Bhraggie. The pair have just reached the crest of the rise, the trail on either side is heather covered and behind them, in the distance is open sea.

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A dramatic, panoramic photograph depicting a sweeping curve of heather covered hillside, a mass of deep oranges and browns. Five cyclists travel along the crest, in the distance, dramatic, panoramic views across open countryside and in the far distance, the sea.

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Three cyclists travel along a narrow, rough trail bounded by heather and rocks. In the far distance their ultimate destination, the monument is just visble on the skyline - there is still much pedalling to do to reach this goal. Parts of this trail require high levels of stamina and is not for the faint hearted.

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It is late afternoon in this image, the light is beginning to fall and the sky is a mass of cloud - potentially rain on they way? A lone cyclist pedals gamely along a narrow trail high on a ridge. Steep drop offs on one side lead down to forestry, there are dramatic sweeping views across forested areas and wild hills.

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Image depicting the bridge that crosses high over the walkers footpath. The photographer took the image standing on the path looking upward towards the bridge which sweeeps rigth to left across the image. Two cyclists make their way over the bridge on an early Summer day with blue sky a little cloud.

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Image depicting a lone cyclist, his face set in a determined grimace as he manouvers over a rock hazrd on the narrow trail traversing the edge of Ben Bhraggie. His journey is almost over, the summit is near, but the trail is a hard climb even for the fittest of enthusiasts.

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A fish-eye lens photograph - very "round" - depicts the smooth trail as it loops sharply - two cyclists seemingly speeding round the curve flash by the camera. If these two were in a washing machine, they would be on fast spin cycle.

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Captured by the camera, two cyclists breach the top of the hill and traverse the narrow pathway, heather covers either side of the trail at this point. The two cyclists have had a long, arduous pedal to reach this height, they have risen above the forest which can be seen directly behind them while dramatic sea views are in the far distance.

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Another fish-eye lens camera image, where the earth appears to curve upwards at left and right. It shows a cyclist, who, having made it to the very top of Ben Bhraggie, stops to peer upwards at the statue of the Duke of Sutherland perched high on a stone built column. This statue can be seen for miles around a testament to the Duke, but not much well liked by the local people at the time of construction.

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A lone cyclist makes his way along the trail high on the hill. This trail wends its way off to the right of the image, skirts a forested area and eventually makes its way into the far distance to the Ben Bhraggie Hill. This hill, with its monument to the Duke of Sutherland can be seen in the far distance, the goal which this cyclist aims to achieve.

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Photograph taken on the trail in the middle of forestry. A lone cyclist makes a tight turn on the track built of stone, perched on the gently sloping hillside. The trail, on either side, is tall, high pines which, in Summer, provide a cooling respite for the hot cyclists.

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A small group of five cyclists traverses the trail from left to right of the image. The trail is right at the top of the hill and provides level ground for the cyclists, a chance to catch their breath after the effort of reaching this point. Either side of the trail is heather with sparse grass coverage, not one blade of which is moving, a still, Summer day.

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The same group of five cyclists have finally made it to the summit of Ben Bhraggie and pause to rest a while to take in the views. Behind them is the monument to the First Duke of Sutherland, perched on his high, stone column looking out to sea.

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The same group of five cyclists have moved closer to the edge of the Ben Bhraggie hill. They now sit, bikes at their side and gaze out at the dramatic sweeping sea views and curving bays. They have been justifiably rewarded for their eforts in getting this far.

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Photograph depicting a lone cyclist on the descent from the top of Ben Bhraggie hill. A steep, sharp gradient with some twists and turns along the way. This is the eays bit - heading downhill, the reward for efforts is once again the sweeping views. This time, great swathes of farmland and forestry to the far distance, a truly magnificent trail.

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No trail or cyclist in this image - just the sweeping vists of farmland, forestry and open sea. The tide is out, sandbanks can be seen on this balmy Summer day. Deep breath, smell the salt on the air and take in the clean, fresh Highland air.

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A steep, almost vertical descent along a stone trail that meanders down the heather covered hillside. This is single file riding only, with no overtaking and requires skill and care. Three cyclists make their way down, leaving adequate breaking distance between them. This is a rugged, harsh landscape, requiring tough, keen cyclists.

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A complete change. This photograph depicts two cyclists on a level, though meandering trail through forestry. The heavy dense tree coverage offers a cooling ride, sunlight streaks right to left across the trail, highlighting rocks and fallen tree trunks. Deep breath, smell the pine.

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