Sunday 31st May 2015 – The UK’s Highest Cycle Sportive
Pitlochry – Glenshee – The Lecht – Cairngorm
102miles or 165km
2000m of climbing – but a pal’s Strava says 2690m
Start 7.00am – 9.00am @ Pitlochry High School East Moulin Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5ET
0.5km Turn right onto A924
20.5km After Kirkmichael Turn left onto B950 following signs for Braemar
26.5km At T junction turn left onto A93 following signs for Braemar
40km Spittal of Glenshee
49.5km Glenshee Ski Centre – Feed station, mechanical support, toilets, cafe, first aid & public telephone.
Broom wagon cut off at Cairnwell Summit 11.30am
64.5km Braemar – Feed station, shops, public telephone & toilets
Continue on A93 past Balmoral Castle.
78.5km Turn left onto B976 signposted Tomintoul – CAUTION – sharp left corner onto narrow, steep, minor road with cattle grids and fast descents.
Broom Wagon cut off at junction of A93/B976 12.30
85km Gairnshiel Lodge Public telephone
86km Turn left onto A939 signed Tomintoul – water stop
86.5km Gairnshiel Brig – CAUTION Narrow hump back bridge with blind summit. No stopping on the bridge.
87km CAUTION – narrow road with cattle girds and uphill ramps of 20%
92km CAUTION – Fast, steep descent.
96km Turn left onto A939 signed Tomintoul
100km Corgarff – public telephone
CAUTION uphill ramps of 20%
104.5km The Lecht Ski Centre – Feed station, mechanical support, toilets, cafe, public telephone, first aid.
Broom Wagon cut off at Lecht Summit 15.00
CAUTION – Steep descent with slopes in excess of 20% – Riders must ensure they do not break national speed limit of 60mph
107km Well of The Lecht – CAUTION Steep descent with blind 90 degree left hand turn with junction.
115km Turn left at T Junction signed Tomintoul & Grantown on Spey
116km CAUTION – RIGHT TURN at T Junction follow signs for Grantown on Spey
116km Tomintoul – Water stop, toilets, shops, cafe, public telephone.
117km CAUTION – Steep descent 20%
129km Turn left immediately after snow gates onto B970 signed Dorback & Nethy Bridge
CAUTION – Sharp left turn on narrow road with passing places and immediate steep descent.
135.5km Nethy Bridge
137km Turn left at T Junction signed B970 Coylumbridge & Aviemore
137.2km Feed station, mechanical support, toilets, shops, cafe, public telephone.
Broom Wagon cut off at Nethy Bridge 16.00
153km Coylumbridge – Turn left signed Glenmore & Cairngorm
160km Glenmore – FINAL water stop, toilets, shops, cafe, public telephone.
CAUTION – feel elation for THE FINAL CLIMB.
165.38km Coire Cas Car Park, CairnGorm Mountain THE FINISH
Broom Wagon cut off – all riders MUST must be finished BY 17:45 or they will not be given a time.
Coaches for Pitlochry will depart at regular intervals between 14:00 & 18:30