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Arron
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Epic rides

Postby Arron » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:20 pm

I am leaving Scotland in May and heading home so naturally I see it fit to now cram in some riding ha ! last minute and all that

Came across this article which looks amazing, anyone ever riden them ?

http://www.merlincycles.com/blog/top-5- ... er-closes/

As a club you guys got any trips planned before may ?
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Re: Epic rides

Postby Arron » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:29 am

Also just found the NC500 route ! WOW
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Re: Epic rides

Postby Arron » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:09 pm

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Re: Epic rides

Postby John Weatheritt » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:59 pm

I think the first big event for us is the King of the Mountains sportive in May. http://www.komsportive.co.uk/
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Re: Epic rides

Postby Arron » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:42 am

Cheers mate. Ill take a look at that link.
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Re: Epic rides

Postby afcbian » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:54 pm

Arron wrote:Also just found the NC500 route ! WOW


Thats until you realise a good proportion of it is on major A roads, particularly the return leg down to Inverness which is on the A9 :o :o
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Re: Epic rides

Postby afcbian » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:01 pm

Arron wrote:I am leaving Scotland in May and heading home so naturally I see it fit to now cram in some riding ha ! last minute and all that

Came across this article which looks amazing, anyone ever riden them ?

http://www.merlincycles.com/blog/top-5- ... er-closes/

As a club you guys got any trips planned before may ?


Done a couple of these Arron.
I've ridden the Lecht from both directions quite a few times now, truly epic climb. If you can ride this you can ride anything........FACT !
A group of us rode this at the back end of last season too, look up the profile on Strava.
Mark, myself and our GC Ramon, rode the Cairnwell on the way home from our Pitlochry weekender a year ago, -3 degrees and sparkling skys, the descent into Braemar is 8 miles long, stunning and utterly brilliant.
Make a point of doing these before you go and also add Cairn O'Mount near Fettercairn to your list. Another superb ride particularly from the south.
Each one of these has a brilliant cafe at the base too :D :D
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