The Scottish Bike Show Sportive
15/04/2012 - Loch Lomond - Sportive
The Scottish Bike Show Sportive is Scotland’s newest mass participation cycle event – ‘A Tour of the Lochs and Trossachs’ - with two challenging routes through the most stunning countryside of The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, on Sunday 15 April 2012.
Both routes will test all round biking skills with some tough long climbs and fast descents taking in some of Scotland’s most beautiful glen, loch and mountain landscapes en route.
Starting at Balloch Castle on the shores of Loch Lomond both rides immediately head north east with some long testing climbs towards Aberfoyle; and continuing up to Loch Katrine. At this point the shorter Challenge route splits off west and tours around Loch Katrine before heading back via Stronachlacher; passing Loch Chon and Loch Ard. It then turns towards Balloch Castle and the finish.
At Loch Katrine the Sportive route heads eastwards towards Kilmahog. The Sportive riders will then travel north passing Loch Lubnaig, Lochearnhead and Loch Earn, before heading west passing Loch Lubhair and Loch Dochart to Crianlarich. After Crianlarich the route heads south passing Loch Lomond, Loch Long and Glenmallan, Auchenvennel and Dumfin before the final run back to Balloch Castle.