Trossachs Ton 100 Mile Challenge

New cycle challenge in Scotland

A new cycling challenge is set to hit Scotland this summer and charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now to get ready for the first ever Trossachs Ton ride.

The 100-mile circular route will start and finish at Stirling Castle on Sunday 21 June and raises vital funds to support the charity’s work in Scotland. It is hoped that more than 300 riders will take part in the inaugural event.

The route has been designed by expert cyclists and will take riders through the heather-clad peaks of the spectacular Trossachs. It contains everything you would expect from a cycling challenge in Scotland - castles, lochs, monuments, hills and glens.

The event is easy to travel to from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and fully supported, with food and water stops and a team of marshals and mechanics on hand.

Action Medical Research is currently funding doctors and scientists based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. This work includes projects looking at how to prevent premature birth and improving the success of a treatment that could reverse blindness.

To register to take part visit the website www.action.org.uk/trossachs or call 01505 864334.

Comments

  • Crapaud
    Crapaud Posts: 2,483
    Way, way, wayyyyyyyyyyyy ahead of you , Burgershot.

    New event in Central Scotland: Trossachs Ton
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  • The Mechanic
    The Mechanic Posts: 1,277
    +1 Entered weeks ago.
    I have only two things to say to that; Bo***cks
  • Cool - glad it's been on here generating interest for some time then. Hadn't realised Malcolm had posted the info here already.

    thanks

    :D
  • The Mechanic
    The Mechanic Posts: 1,277
    I have ridden most of the route on the Katrine Kapers audax. Great ride. The crow road and Dukes pass are significant climbs. and the route round Loch Katrine is brill. Watch out for horrible little creatures getting in your way round the loch. You can recognise them by their human-like resenblance and high pitched voices.
    I have only two things to say to that; Bo***cks
  • Brian B
    Brian B Posts: 2,071
    Route is good, scenery is great - Road surface is pretty dire in some places though.
    Brian B.
  • wakemalcolm
    wakemalcolm Posts: 762
    Brian B wrote:
    Route is good, scenery is great - Road surface is pretty dire in some places though.
    That's a well debated topic there Brian. To be fair, the surface is much improved over a couple of years ago and we've got the local police on the council's case to sort out a couple of imperfections between Kinlochard and Aberfoyle.
    If the weather plays ball, it should be fantastic.
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