Be part of the inaugural Smugglers Soiree, a 80 km route that is set to challenge the brave, wipe the smiles off the mighty, and lure the foolhardy. An awe-inspiring race following in the footsteps of Whisky Smugglers and Excisemen, this route, in the hidden depths of Glenlivet, has a vivid and wild past where many illicit activities were kept far out of sight…
The scenery may be serene but the terrain is not. With a mix of off road moorland tracks, forestry routes, single-track trails and country roads, this challenge has something to offer everyone. Enjoy ‘The brave’ 54 km or ‘The mighty’ 80 km route on a MTB, cycle-cross or hybrid. As part of a pack or as a lone Smuggler, the steep ascents and flowing downhill sections smack bang in the middle of stunning scenery makes for an awesome riding experience in Scotland’s best hidden mountain biking gem. Steep ascents and flowing downhill sections smack bang in the middle of stunning scenery makes for an awesome experience in Scotland’s best hidden mountain biking gem.
SPIRIT OF THE GLEN SPORTIVE
This 110 and 146 km sportive will start and finish in the village of Tomintoul, being named the ‘Highest village in the Highlands’ may give a taste for what’s to come as you start and finish with two timed hill climbs. This route has bucket loads of personality with a true highland welcome of quiet winding country roads through country villages and heather moorland.
For those of you who enjoy pushing your body and bike to the limits, this sportive has it all. With the areas unrivalled hill climbs it is set to become a quick classic.