The 80 mile (and 30 mile) Cairn O The Mount sportive takes place the day before the 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive – Saturday 30th May. Entry opened this weekend via http://cairnomountchallenge.org.uk/cairn-o-mount-challenge/routes/
With the two sportives using roads near each other it gives riders the opportunity to have a full weekend of cycling up and over some of the best and toughest climbs in the UK. In his book 100 Greatest Climbs Simon Warren gives COM 7/10. You gain 313m, that’s 10 less than Cairnwell but 68m more than The Lecht.
The 3 Pistes crew are working alongside COM organisers MAF to see if we can offer riders one stop sign on / registration and one timing chip for both events, effectively creating a two day sportive over some of Scotland’s most challenging terrain.
Cairn O The Mount Challenge – Saturday 30th May 2015
3 Pistes Cycle Sportive – Sunday 31st May 2015