"It with great sadness that I have to let everyone know that we have been contacted by a private company who have informed us that the terms NC500 and The North Coast 500 are there trademarks.  They have asked if I remove this site from the WebI have no intention of stopping my interest in the Route and I shall hopefully be on track to complete it by the end of July but return with a different and possibly more dynamic name than my firstIt is sad that the popularity of the route has now involved the big boys pushing there weight around and telling folks like myself who are non profiting by simply sharing an interest with other like minded peopleI will keep you update and will be back in touch shortly.........Thankyou and I hope you understand please feel free to follow on Facebook which will also be updated asap with any further news"