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The Flying Scotsman Sportive

Cycle Sportive , Galston – Saturday, 20 Aug 2016

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Event Summary

Event Overview

Get on the wheel of cycling legend "The Flying Scotsman" Graeme Obree at the  Flying Scotsman Sportive.

The 2016 Flying Scotsman Sportive is on Saurday 20th August with the event start & finish at Loudoun Leisure Centre, Galston, KA4 8PD.

The Flying Scotsman Sportive offers an excellent cycling experience to participants with plenty variation in scenery and road contour as the routes wind their way across East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire mostly on rural roads. The topography may be  challenging but the scenery beautiful. All you need is a well maintained bike and some good preparation to be sure you can enjoy this friendly but challenging sportive. The routes have been chosen by Graeme Obree and take in his personal training roads. Punchy climbs, fast descents, quiet roads and  beautiful scenery make this an ideal event for sportive riders seeking a good challenge in great company, where you can focus on the cycling & camaraderie while taking in the beautiful countryside.

The routes follows roads which take riders from the floor of the Loudoun Valley up sharp climbs to crest the surrounding Ayrshire hills before dropping back down into the valley. The feel of the ride here is akin to some of the Belgian Classic, so if you love those events (minus any cobbles) then this is the event for you.

There are two routes: Old Faithful is a 42 mile blast out to the village of Sorn and back. The Beastie, which takes in 77 miles of spectacular and scenic roads across East Ayrshire and South Lanrakshire is, lets say, appropriatley titled!

The Flying Scotsman Sportive is not a closed road event but  has earned a reputation for being a very welcoming and friendly sportive where there is a great degree of fellowship demonstrated  by all participating riders and a cognisance of other road users and pedestrians.

Event Details

Event URN:

388757

Start Date:

Sat, 20th Aug 2016

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Loudoun Leisure Centre, Loudoun Academy, Glasgow Road, Galston, KA4 8PD
View map

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

About the Event

Info for Riders

The routes are designed wherever possible to utilise rural roads which network across East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire allowing participants to enjoy the rolling landscape in the company of other cyclists. The Flying Scotsman Sportive will have it's event H/Q at Loudoun Leisure Centre located within the campus at Loudoun Academy and will host rider sign on, reception, toilets,changing facilities and the after sportive food station. Parking is available at Loudoun Academy with additional overflow parking facilities located close by in Galston. The event includes electronic chip timing, comprehensive event signage, event marshals on main junctions, food stops, mechanical support at event H/Q and a sweeper wagon.

The Rides

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The Flying Scotsman Sportive - The Beastie Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 20/08/16 09:45 06 hr / plus 1 laps / 122km / 76 miles 207 400
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 20/08/16 – 09:45
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British Cycling Grading: 207 | Est. Field Size: 400
06 hr / plus 1 laps / 122km / 76 miles
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The Flying Scotsman Sportive - Old Faithful Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 20/08/16 10:00 03 hr / plus 1 laps / 68km / 42 miles 2448 100
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 20/08/16 – 10:00
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British Cycling Grading: 2448 | Est. Field Size: 100
03 hr / plus 1 laps / 68km / 42 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

Get on the wheel of cycling legend "The Flying Scotsman" Graeme Obree at the  Flying Scotsman Sportive.

The 2016 Flying Scotsman Sportive is on Saurday 20th August with the event start & finish at Loudoun Leisure Centre, Galston, KA4 8PD.

The Flying Scotsman Sportive offers an excellent cycling experience to participants with plenty variation in scenery and road contour as the routes wind their way across East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire mostly on rural roads. The topography may be  challenging but the scenery beautiful. All you need is a well maintained bike and some good preparation to be sure you can enjoy this friendly but challenging sportive. The routes have been chosen by Graeme Obree and take in his personal training roads. Punchy climbs, fast descents, quiet roads and  beautiful scenery make this an ideal event for sportive riders seeking a good challenge in great company, where you can focus on the cycling & camaraderie while taking in the beautiful countryside.

The routes follows roads which take riders from the floor of the Loudoun Valley up sharp climbs to crest the surrounding Ayrshire hills before dropping back down into the valley. The feel of the ride here is akin to some of the Belgian Classic, so if you love those events (minus any cobbles) then this is the event for you.

There are two routes: Old Faithful is a 42 mile blast out to the village of Sorn and back. The Beastie, which takes in 77 miles of spectacular and scenic roads across East Ayrshire and South Lanrakshire is, lets say, appropriatley titled!

The Flying Scotsman Sportive is not a closed road event but  has earned a reputation for being a very welcoming and friendly sportive where there is a great degree of fellowship demonstrated  by all participating riders and a cognisance of other road users and pedestrians.

Event Details

Event URN:

388757

Start Date:

Sat, 20th Aug 2016

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Loudoun Leisure Centre, Loudoun Academy, Glasgow Road, Galston, KA4 8PD
View map

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

About the Event

Info for Riders

The routes are designed wherever possible to utilise rural roads which network across East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire allowing participants to enjoy the rolling landscape in the company of other cyclists. The Flying Scotsman Sportive will have it's event H/Q at Loudoun Leisure Centre located within the campus at Loudoun Academy and will host rider sign on, reception, toilets,changing facilities and the after sportive food station. Parking is available at Loudoun Academy with additional overflow parking facilities located close by in Galston. The event includes electronic chip timing, comprehensive event signage, event marshals on main junctions, food stops, mechanical support at event H/Q and a sweeper wagon.

The Rides

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The Flying Scotsman Sportive - The Beastie Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 20/08/16 09:45 06 hr / plus 1 laps / 122km / 76 miles 207 400
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 20/08/16 – 09:45
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British Cycling Grading: 207 | Est. Field Size: 400
06 hr / plus 1 laps / 122km / 76 miles
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The Flying Scotsman Sportive - Old Faithful Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 20/08/16 10:00 03 hr / plus 1 laps / 68km / 42 miles 2448 100
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 20/08/16 – 10:00
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British Cycling Grading: 2448 | Est. Field Size: 100
03 hr / plus 1 laps / 68km / 42 miles

British Cycling Grading

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Registered Sportive
Supported by Scottish Cycling

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