Highland Builders storm the Highland Cross!


Simpsons Builders, Beauly cheque handover to Highland Cross. (l,r) John Fraser (Highland Cross), Greg Walker, Jimmy Ambrose, Alex Brockie, Mark Mccann and Gordon Simpson (Simpsons Builders). Picture: Callum Mackay.

After Covid-19 cancelled the annual Highland Cross event, our team was keen to make sure that they still helped the charity which is close to the hearts of many of our team. We decided to hold our own Highland Cross event but with a bit of a twist…

The Highland Cross is usually an 80k duathlon on foot and bike, traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly. Highland Cross exists to raise money for causes that benefit the people of Highland, disadvantaged by disability, ill health or social need.

The Simpson Builders team decided to go the extra mile, literally! They set themselves an epic challenge this year… a 15k cycle, followed by a 25k hike over four of the Mullardoch Munros, finishing with a tough 46k cycle into Beauly. An epic 86k journey, with a 2000m ascent over challenging terrain. Could they do it? 

The team prepared for the event with numerous hill walks and cycles across the Highlands including climbing An Teallach at the end of August. 

On 11th September 2021, our incredible team of eight successfully completed the gruelling challenge, despite the barrage of midges and harsh Highland weather! The team raised a phenomenal £4174 for the charity. Well done to the team! 

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