Bobby Scully and myself, Will Townsend are cycling 3 of the toughest cycle sportives in Britain in the name of raising money for the Sick Kids Foundation. The Sick Kids Foundation do an amazing job for children from all over the East of Scotland and I urge you to put your hand in your pocket and give generously to their cause.
In the space of 4 weekends during May and June, we are doing three 100 miles plus cycle sportives. These are:
– The ‘Fred Whitton Sportive’ in the Lake District
– The ‘Etape du Dales’ in Yorkshire
– The ‘3 Pistes’ in the Cairngorms.
The three cycles combined are over 500km long and with over 10,000 metres of vertical climb. Although we both regard ourselves as reasonably fit guys, doing three 100 mile plus sportives in 4 weekend’s will be tough, we thought sufficiently tough enough to help raise some money for charity and the Sick Kids Foundation.
Please can we ask you to give generously to the cause and make difference to the lives of sick children in the East of Scotland.
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Where to start with this absolute pish of an e-bulletin from Strava?
LE Tour is heading to Yorkshire. With Strava you can win a trip to Rapha’s TDF cycling festival, if you are the fastest person up 6 iconic UK climbs before Sunday 1st June… The day you’ll all be conquering the 3 Pistes Cycle.
Not one of these climbs is Scottish. They even have the nerve to say that Box Hill… Frigging Box Hill is the UK’s most famous climb!
Yes I have had a whisky… But whomever wrote the copy for this newsletter needs a good kick up the bahoochie.
We know 3 pistes features 3 of the top ten climbs in the UK. but you Tell us, in your opinion where is the UK’s most famous climb? And which Scottish climbs would you say should be classed alongside Strava’s 6 as being iconic?
Hello 3 Pisters who are getting coach transfer back to Pitlochry,
As many of you will have guessed already the biggest logistical nightmare for the 3 Pistes team is the organisation of coach and van transfer from the Cairngorm finish back to Pitlochry.
There is a large cruise ship in Invergordon on Sunday 1st June. With almost 3,000 passengers it needs a lot of coaches. To accommodate double usage of drivers and coaches the bus companies have asked us to be more specific with our timings and requirements.
To give you a better idea of what you are up against, we’ve added up all the Strava KOM times for the route. It comes to 4hrs 47mins. So going full pelt we don’t expect anyone to finish under 5hrs 30mins.
When the 3 Pistes team did it we took just under 8 hrs with cake stops at Glenshee & The Lecht.
In an ideal world we would like to have the first bus leave Cairngorm at 2.30pm and expect most of you to be finishing between 3pm – 4.30pm
One final thing. The timing team have to transfer everything from the start at Pitlochry to Cairngorm. It will take until approx. 12.30 for them to complete the transfer and set up. So, if you want an official time please try not to finish before 1pm
Back in October last year 3 Pistes organiser Alan joined a group of old school pals for a sponsored bike ride from Glasgow to Rowardennan, followed by a hike up Ben Lomond raising money For Pete’s Sake. Many of them hadn’t been on a bike in years, thankfully they caught the cycling bug and six of them will be riding the 102mile 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive.
Back in October the sun was shining and it was a glorious day, but for many of us it was a day filled with physical pain. Half hadn’t pedalled a bike for years, half hadn’t climbed a Munro in longer. At the end most of us needed new legs.
The purpose of the cycle and climb was to raise funds towards the £100,000 needed for Peter McLachlan to receive specialist cancer treatment in New York. Over £60,000 has been raised so far. You can read more about Peter’s treatment in this Daily Record article.
Look out for the boys in their distinctive yellow tops and give them a cheer as they pass you… or more likely you pass them 😉
Better still, get rid of any loose change you have and stick it in their back pockets. The extra weight will make it harder for them to get up the hills, but more fun going down.