ByCycle is pleased to announce that our Special self-guided ride this year will take place on Sunday 20th August 2017 and will be the magnificent ride from Callander to Perth. Riders and their bikes will be transported from Perth to the startpoint in Callander. As well as travelling through some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery, short detours from the standard route take you to several interesting and historic sites.
All are welcome but any under-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their safety.
The standard route will be by Sustrans Route 7 towards Lochearnhead via Strathyre, the south side of Loch Earn, St Fillans, Comrie and Crieff. The distance is about 55 miles (88k) and contains a total ascent of 640m and a descent of 711m. The route is mainly on quiet country roads and dedicated tarmac and hard core cycle paths with some woodland and stony farm tracks just before Strathyre (about ½ mile in length), and on the new cycle path between St Fillans and Dalchonzie (about 1 mile in length). Riders with dedicated road bikes may wish to walk through them or, in the case of the St Fillans to Dalchonzie cycle path, take the A85.
Check out www.ByCycle.org.uk for further details and registration information.