Enter 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive 2016

  

Entry for 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive 2016 is open.

Final date for Sportive only entries is Friday 27th May 2016.

Final date for Sportive Entry plus coach transfer is Monday 23rd May 2016.

Entry is via https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/141034/3-Pistes-Cycle-Sportive-2016

Postal entries and on the day entries WILL NOT be accepted.

Entry options will be:

1. Sportive only entry.

2. Sportive entry plus coach transfer from Aviemore to Pitlochry for start.

3. Sportive entry plus coach transfer to Pitlochry from finish.

If you purchase Sportive only entry , but subsequently require coach transfer there will be an additional administration charge of £10.00 plus the price difference between original fee paid and Sportive plus Coach fee at time of request.

Entries are not transferable to a third party. Photo ID required at registration.

Sportive entry will include:

British Cycling Event Insurance, Rider Numbers for person & bike, Timing chip / number for helmet, access to supplies at Feed Stations and a hot beverage and food at the finish.

We don’t do lots of flags or banners or branding, goody bags, free t-shirts, free bidons, flyers for charities or people trying to sell you stuff… in-fact any free promotional crap you don’t need or want.

You will NOT get a medal. You are a grown adult and probably experienced cyclist. Medals are for 5k fun runners or people who finish top three in a proper race.

We spend your money giving you a damn good day with great feed stops, lots of assistance and a massive party at the top of Cairngorm.

 

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3 Pistes Tour of the Highland opens tomorrow

3 Pistes Cycle – Tour of the Highlands

For the 3rd edition of the 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive you can now visit all 5 Highland ski centres over 3 days / 300 miles – or “just” tackle the classic 1 day route.

Entries for both editions open tomorrow, Sunday 22nd November at 8pm

3 Pistes Cycle Sportive – Sunday 29th May 2016 (from £40)

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Tour of the Highlands – Sat 28th – Mon 30th May (from £110)

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Day 2. Pitlochry-Glenshee-Lecht-Cairngorm

Day 3. Aviemore-NevisRange-Kinlocheil-Glencoe
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How to enter.

Entry will open tomorrow at 8pm. A link will be posted on this website and also our facebook page.

Entries via British Cycling website will not open until the day that the BBC Adventure show broadcasts 3 Pistes 2015. This was supposed to be next weekend, however it has now been pushed back to mid December. There will also be a price increase after broadcast, so best get entering tomorrow.

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The first edition of  Tour of the Highlands has only 200 places available, so you’ll need to be fast to enter.

3 Pistes 2016 will be limited to 1200 entrants.

Thanks for your support, happy entering and have a great winter of training.

Awrabest Alan

3 Pistes Cycle now 5 Pistes Tour of the Highlands

For the 3rd year of the 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive we are expanding the format to include all 5 of Scotland’s Highland ski centres.

You can ride 1, 2 or 3 epic days Sat 28th May – Mon 30th May 2016

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The long and winding road up Glenshee to UK’s highest road.

Day 1 : Glencoe Mountain Resort to Pitlochry
Day 2 : Pitlochry, Glenshee Ski Centre , The Lecht,CairnGorm Mountain Ltd
Day 3 : Aviemore, Nevis Range snow, Glencoe.

3 Days : 5 Ski Centres: 300 Miles

The 3 Pistes Amigos

The 3 Pistes Amigos

Days 1 and 3 will each have a short cut route available.

Entry opens Sun 22nd November.

day 1 profile

Tour of the Highlands Day 1 profile. Glencoe Ski Centre, Crainlaraich South Loch Tay, Schiehallion, Trinafour, Old A9, House of Bruar, Pitlochry

Day one features three of the most fun downhills in the whole UK. It also features Event Director Alan Anderson’s favourite climb in the whole UK –  up the switch backs from Trinafour > Errochty Dam.

One of the switch backs above Errochty Dam at Trinafour heading north towards Old A9

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Tour of the Highlands route Day 1 Glencoe Ski Centre – Pitlochry Day 2 Pitlochry – Cairngorm Mountain (3 Pistes route) Day 3 Aviemore – Nevis Range – West Loch Linnhe – Glencoe Ski Centre

After the 3 Pistes route, Day 3 will feel like a recovery day… until you get to Glencoe Village, then it’s the long slog up arguably the most stunning valley in the whole of Europe.

Glencoe. The most stunning valley in Europe.

To avoid the busy stretch of A82 south of Fort Bill, the route will take you onto the West side of Loch Linnhe (you can ride round Loch Eil or get the ferry at Fort William – extra sailings are being put on, but only enough for 100 riders max).

Pro cyclist Hannah Barnes riding past Buachaille Etive Mor at Glencoe Ski Centre.

Day 3 Profile - Aviemore - Nevis Range - West Loch Linnhe - (via ferry) - Glencoe Ski Centre

Day 3 Profile – Aviemore – Nevis Range – West Loch Linnhe – (via ferry) – Glencoe Ski Centre

This is enough to whet your appetite. More details next week.

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3 Pistes Cycle video teaser.

Tomorrow is your last day to order 3 Pistes jersey, hoodie etc for Christmas.

Place your order at https://eucustom.champ-sys.com/Login/en-GB/nm.aspx

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Alternatively, if you don’t like your other half then buy them a 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive entry for Christmas and enjoy watching them suffer as they climb The Lecht. Entry opens 22nd Nov.

I know lots of you are desperate to see if you made it onto the BBC Adventure Show. Here’s something brilliant by Jay Golian to keep you going until Sun 29th Nov.  Like Jay’s Facebook page he’ only got 1 like so far, so it would be encouraging for him.

3 Pistes Cycle Jersey Orders. Best. Christmas. Present. Ever.

Is your loved one unsure what to get you for Christmas? A new order of 3 Pistes Cycle Jerseys is open for just one week. Order closes next week – 11/11/15 so we can get delivery for xmas. Just leave this page open on your screen and subtly make sure they glance at it. Orders should arrive in time for Christmas.

Alternatively, if you don’t like your other half then buy them a 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive entry for Christmas and enjoy watching them suffer as they climb The Lecht. Entry opens 22nd Nov.

Place your order at https://eucustom.champ-sys.com/Login/en-GB/nm.aspx

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You will need to send Alan a large SAE / jiffy so he can post it out to you.

Order is due in UK 13/12 and will be posted to you that week.

For address or to ask questions just email alan@3pistescycle.co.uk

In February there will be a further opportunity to order new kit for collection at registration.

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A happy 3 Pistes Cycling Couple. But does his bum look big in this?

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The 3 Pistes hoodies look awesome!!!

Foolishly the 3 Pistes team doesn’t make a penny from these. We just want you all to look good.

3 Pistes 2016 Entry will open Sun 22 Nov. BBC Adventure Show broadcast Sun 29 Nov.

Entry for the 3rd edition of the 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive will open on Sunday 22nd November. This is to coincide with the broadcast of BBC Adventure Show on Sunday 29th November.

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The 2016 edition will take place on Sunday 29th May 2016.

Alongside the big ride, there will be the following options

Short route – Ride part of the route from Balmoral to Cairngorm.

also… 3 Day Ride – Turn the 3 Pistes sportive into a 3 day sportive Sat – Mon.

Day 1 – It’s a massive surprise that will be announced on Sat 21st November

Day 2 – Pitlochry – Cairngorm

Day 3 – It’s a massive surprise that will be announced on Sat 21st November

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Alan taking The Cyclist magazine on a sneak preview of the all new 3 day 3 Pistes route. Sat 28th – Mon 30th May 2016.

Look out for features in Cycling Weekly and The Cyclist magazine coming soon.