So this is a thing. I know a lot of you here also cycle, so hopefully you will think this looks like fun. However more importantly you know the roads really well. Please give me your thoughts / concerns?
Sunday 1st June 2014 – The UK’s Highest Cycle Sportive
Pitlochry - Glenshee - The Lecht - Cairngorm
I think this ride will become one of the UK's most iconic cycle sportives. To ride this route on your own in 1 day is a logistical nightmare (we know we've done it). Hence why we are offering coach transfers
for riders and their bikes.
entry opens Mon 1st Dec 2014
102miles or 165km
2,000m of climbing over 3 of the UKs 4 highest roads
The Three Pistes Cycle Sportive takes you through some of the UK’s most remote countryside, past three ski centres, ascending eight categorised climbs – including the two highest road passes in the UK – then finishes by climbing the 4th highest road to Cairngorm Ski Centre in the heart of the UK’s only Arctic plateau. Once you have cycled all 102miles all riders who finish before 4pm can then jump on the funicular for a relaxing ride to the UK’s highest restaurant. After all of that… jump on one of our buses taking you back to the start in Pitlochry.
Alternatively, in the morning buses will also be available to take riders and bikes from Aviemore to the start at Pitlochry.
Also our vans will take kit bags from Start to Finish.
Cairngorm are offering every rider a free trip to the top of the mountain on the funicular. Maybe in years to come they'll do the same via Ciste chair ;-)
We're still working out the budget but we aim to charge approx £25-30 entry and £15 for coach transfer.
p.s. winterhighland forum members will get discounted entry.[/quote]