An excellent gallery of photos by Jay Golian from 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive 2015 can be viewed at http://elementalphotography.shootproof.com/event/1515600/view#a_all-mason
Here’s a couple of his snaps. Below them you will see the 2014 photos. The weather could not be more different.
3 Pistes Cycle route
3 Pistes Cycle Profile. Strava says 2690m of climbing.
The Northern Irish are coming round the mountain when they come.
the forst riders
Looking north towards Cairnwell climb on A93
The last 1500m of climbing on the Cairnwell before Glenshee ski are feed station.
Gairnshiel Brig on A939. First 20% of the day is immediately after the bridge.
Top of Gairnshiel climb.
Cock Bridge at bottom of the longest, steepest, toughest climb of the day to The Lecht.
Half way up The Lecht climb
What goes up Must come down, FAST.
Rider MUST stay below the national speed limit of 60mph
End of A939 and a sharp turn into Speyside.
The final switchback of the day, but still 2km of climbing still to go.
The nastiness that is Bridge of Brown. 20% switchbacks down! followed by 18% switch backs up.