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Dates for Strathpuffer 2023 confirmed as epic 24-hour Highland winter mountain bike challenge confirmed

By Hector MacKenzie

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Muddy good times at Strathpuffer 2020. Picture Gary Williamson
Muddy good times at Strathpuffer 2020. Picture Gary Williamson

MOUNTAIN bikers keen to take on one of the toughest challenges going have been put on alert that the Strathpuffer is ON for 2023.

The Strathpuffer is a 24-hour challenge on trails near Strathpeffer and Contin which attracts an eager entry from across the country and further afield.

Organisers posted: "Puffer 2023 is on!Dates are January 14th and 15th.

"Limited places are still available, entries open 10pm 4th July 2022."

The news will excite many disappointed by coronavirus crisis-related cancellations.

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The plug was pulled on this year's event around Christmas of last year less than a month before it was due to happen.

It had been due to be held in January this year but then doubts surfaced amid growing concern over the coronavirus crisis.

Organisers taking a widely hailed precautionary approach then said: "Just because we can, doesn't mean we should."

News about the 2023 go-ahead has already triggered ripples of excitement.

A link for entries "will follow soon", say organisers.

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