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Alpine Bikes Tour of The Shire

27/07/2014 - Crossfords, Clyde Valley, South Lanarkshire - Sportive

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With the highest village in Scotland and the highest golf course in the UK come and ride iconic climbs in the inaugural Alpine Bikes Tour of The Shire. With three courses suited to ability offering a unique sporting challenge in the central belt of Scotland.

Unrivalled Scenery as you crest the 11km Mennock pass passing through Scotland's highest villages of Wanlockhead and Leadhills you will see the splendor of South Lanarkshire's hilly terrain.

Our marshalled and fully supported routing offers a fantastic challenge with unrivalled scenery on what will be new roads to most. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer looking for your first sportive, this event will have something for you.

Limited Places

Demand is predicted to be high for the inaugural Alpine Bikes Tour of The Shire book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Venue HQ: ValleyPark International, Crossfords, Clyde Valley, Carluke, South Lanarkshire, ML8 5NJ

Registration: Saturday before the event (26th July 12pm - 5pm) and also on the morning of the event (6.30am - 8.30am).

Start Times: between 8:00am and 9:00am

The event is a cyclo sportive for both experienced and developing amateur cyclists:

Cost: £32.00

What you get for your entry fee:

  • Choice of three routes with comprehensive signage
  • Finishers medal
  • Event gift bag (Alpine Bikes)
  • Electronic timing chips
  • Technical support (Alpine Bikes)
  • Feed and water stations along the route (Supported by Tunnocks of Uddingston and High5)
  • King of the Mountain time trial included (Mennock Pass 11km)
  • Insurance cover through British Cycling
  • Broom wagon, First aid and emergency service available
  • Event medal
  • Ideal training for our sister event on the 14th September "Etape Trossach's"
  • The minimum age for entry is 16 years of age.
  • All participants under the age of 18 must have had a consent form completed by their parent or guardian.


Tour of The Shire Grand (Route 1)

Distance - 90 miles or 144km

Climb - 5640ft or 1719 metres

Tour of The Shire Medio (Route 2)

Distance - 72 miles or 116km

Climb - 5337ft or 1626 metres

Tour of The Shire Mini (Route 3)

Distance - 27 miles or 43km

Climb - 2718ft or 828 metres

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 ValleyPark International
Address Line 2 Crossfords, Clyde Valley
Town Carluke
County Strathclyde Region
Postcode ML8 5NJ
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Rob Simpson
Email Email Hidden
Phone 07449918426
County Strathclyde Region
Postcode ML8 5NJ

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