Sorry if I have offended you velo, but I am slow compared to what I used to be although I am working on it
I used to be able to average 23mph when I was in my 30s but sadly I can't get anywhere near that now, in fact if I manage 23mph downhill nowadays it's a massive achievement
Arran was an easy ride, (weather was a challenge) yes there were a couple of steep climbs but nothing that really took the wind out of my sails, the Bealach is a different beast and may prove too much for me but I just think this would give myself and some of the guys something to aim for and help focus their winter training schedule.
I cycled the Lord of the Lochs in September, 111.8 miles with 9388 feet of elevation and even though I never broke any records I never found it too much of a challenge. I was out and about the next day feeling perfectly fine taking my granddaughter up the top of Aonach Mòr
Nobody needs take up the offer, I don't mind tackling this challenge on my own but it would be a great ride to share with others.