More than 100 miles lay in wait for a true Scottish sportive test on the Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills Sportive. Exploring the gently undulating terrain of Fife, Perth and Kinross, this ride will take you to iconic areas around the Lomond Hills, Ochil Hills, Gleneagle's and beyond on a day’s riding not to be forgotten.
Departing from the Lochore Meadows Country Park, the course begins to head east passing Loch Leven and skirting around Glenrothes at first before climbing up into the Lomond Hills Regional Park for some draw dropping scenery. A long descent from the tops of the hills ends in the historic village of Falkland after which we head back east closing in on the Shores of Loch Leven once again. The new route aims for Milnathort, and in our first course split Short riders head east while Standard and Epic go north for Glen Farg.
After reaching the Bridge of Earn, the route turns west towards Dunning, at which point the Standard riders go back in a south-easterly direction and the Epic riders bear true south to Castlehill Reservoir. It’s then a case of following the course arrows north, through the Gleneagles district and along the River Devon.
After the climb out of Gleneagles, you’ll head east through Auchterarder back to Dunning. From Dunning, a long climb out awaits before heading south to Kinross, after which the course cuts through the Cleish Hills on the way back to the ride HQ, where a finisher’s medal will be waiting for you.
As per last years event, you also have the option of signing up to the Velo Club. This option gives you everything the normal entry gives you, and you can still choose to ride any of the three routes available, but gives you a lot of extras. Take a look below to see some of the things the Velo Club ticket gives you.
Make this a day to really remember by upgrading your ride to a Brewin Dolphin Velo Club ticket. These tickets are extremely limited.
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We always welcome volunteers at our events so if you fancy joining the crew for the day and helping out, please get in touch. You will be rewarded for your efforts and will be able to choose an event to ride for free. If this particular event is fully staffed, you can always put your name down for another event. More information about volunteering can be found on our Volunteer at a Cycling Event page, along with the link to the online application form.
*Offer applies when booking two riders only in one transaction. excludes U16's and ends midnight 15 March 2019.
Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing award you achieved, will be displayed on our results page. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.
SportivePhoto will be taking pictures of all riders at this event. Please visit www.sportivephoto.com once you have taken part in the event to view your photos!
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Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.
Well organised, great routes and good support leads to excellence bike rides.Posted by Helen Evans on Wednesday, 14 August 2019