June 16, 2018
Held at Comrie Croft, the award-winning campsite and trail centre in the heart of Strathearn in Perthshire, Cream o’ the Croft is a Summer festival for anyone who loves either (or all) of the following things…..
Mountain biking – delicious food – amazing trails – quality time with friends and family – camping (or glamping) – live music – having a few drinks – stunning views – sliding down a big hill – dancing into the night – watching your kids run free in the great outdoors – having ridiculous amounts of fun.
If you’ve been to COTC before you’ll know exactly what to expect. If you haven’t, you can expect to enjoy a full weekend of live music, mountain bike racing, street performers, gourmet food and drink and fun activities for every age, ranging from a pedal-powered cinema to a giant water slide.
Oh yes, this weekend is something very special indeed.
In a nutshell, Cream o’ the Croft is like a top mountain bike Enduro, food and drink festival and family-friendly music festival all rolled into one.
Surely it can’t really be as good as it sounds?
No, it’s much better than that!
Finish on Scotland’s Alpe D’huez! The routes take you from the heights of Cairngorm through the north of the Spey Valley and then back up an alpine style climb finishing at the Cairngorm Ski Centre at 632m!
Cairngorm Sportives offer an alpine-style challenge in the stunning landscape of the Cairngorm National Park. A beautiful journey with a beast of a climb to the finish line.
Quiet roads. Majestic mountain scenery. Speyside malt whisky country.
The road undulates through forest and moorland before the final climb to the finish.
Two distances -82km and 158km to suit your fitness and ambition.
The event is held largely within the boundaries of the Cairngorms National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Come along to our SUMMER FUN DAY!!
There will be lots of activities for people of all ages and cycling abilities.
Want to start cycling or cycle more but don’t know how? Come along to find out about how we can help, with bike loans, cycle training, maintenance classes and more – all for FREE!
On the day there will be:
• Live Music from Ayawara Dance & Percussion Ensemble!
• Food and Drinks
• Play On Pedals - Learn to Ride for under 5′s
• Free UNESCO led rides telling the story of migration (leaving between 10am and 12pm – see below)
• Dr Bike – free bike safety checks
• ‘Bling Your Bike’ and kids’ crafts sessions
• Bike Curious – learn how to safely transport your family by bike!
• Smoothie Bike – make your own pedal-powered smoothie
• Bike loan – learn about our new bike loan programme
• Facepainting, and more!
UNESCO will be running led rides as part of Refugee Week, going on a tour of Glasgow looking at different aspects of a Refugee’s journey. Please sign up in advance at the link below:
This event is also a part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling on Tour and the The Big Bike Revival.
Hope to see you all on the day!