Culloden Cycle Challenge

Cycle Sportive , Inverness – Saturday, 12 Oct 2013

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sat, 12th Oct 2013

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)


Culloden Academy, Keppoch Road, Culloden, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV2 7JZ
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Cheques payable to:

North of Scotland Cycling Association

Event Overview

The Culloden Cycle Challenge offers a testing but non-competitive end of season ride on quiet roads through spectacular Highland countryside past historic towns and renowned heritage landmarks. Available in two strengths, you can choose between the Wee Battle (42 miles/2200ft of climbing) and the Big Battle (85 miles/3340ft of climbing). And it’s all in a good cause as the North of Scotland Cycling Association will make a significant donation from each entry towards funds for the building of a new Velodrome and safe Cycling Park available to riders of all ages and abilities here in the Highlands.

Ride HQ is Culloden Academy, just 2.5 miles from the start/finish area at Culloden Battlefield.  Free carparking, registration, changing & shower facilities plus hot food when you return your ride number and timing transponder at the end. We’ll be available for signing-in and information from 8.30am. Big Battle participants will start in groups of 20 riders at 2 minute intervals from 10.00am. Wee Battle riders get underway from 10.30am. There will be friendly marshals, generous signage, motorcycle outriders, bike mechanics and a following broom wagon if it all gets too much. Plus food & drinks, toilets and medics at the Ferness and Grantown on Spey pitstops. Event times and certificates of completion will be available online.

Don’t delay, the closing date is Saturday 5 October 2013, and the first 250 valid entries will be accepted. A consent form signed by a parent/guardian will be required for entrants under the age of 18 and riders must be age 16 or above. Fees are £30 for the Big battle, £20 for the Wee one.

Info for Riders

A testing sportive ride through spectacular Highland countryside and communities which will also support our campaign for a velodrome and other safe cycling facilities to serve the Highlands. You must read the Challenge Terms & Conditions before booking your ride. See these at Minimum rider age is 16. Entrants under 18 will require a Scottish Cycling consent form signed by a parent/guardian. Promoting Organisation: North of Scotland Cycling Association Non-refundable fees are for Big Battle (£30) and Wee Battle (£20) which include a donation to the Highland Velodrome project.

The Rides

Date Start Ride name Ride length
12/10/13 10:00 Big Battle - 135 km 135km / 84 miles
12/10/13 10:30 Wee Battle - 68 km 68km / 42 miles

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Enter a Ride

Ride Big Battle
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sat 12/10/13 10:00 0 laps / 135km / 85m ---
Ride Big Battle
Sat 12/10/13 - 10:00
135km / 85 miles
Ride Wee Battle
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sat 12/10/13 10:30 0 laps / 68km / 43m ---
Ride Wee Battle
Sat 12/10/13 - 10:30
68km / 43 miles

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