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Evans Ride It Scotland (Callander)

Discussion in 'Road Rides, Audax and Sportives' started by Tomba, 8 Dec 2011.

  1. Tomba

    Tomba Well-Known Member

    Scotland Ride It 1st April

    I'm planning to register for the 90 mile event.

    Its two weeks before the Scottish Bike Show Sportive over some of the same course (Dukes Pass, Loch Katrine)
  2. Col5632

    Col5632 Über Member

    Location:
    Dunfermline
    Advert
    Typical its my birthday that day :rolleyes: Been looking for a Ride It ride in scotland for ages aswell :bicycle:
  3. zizou

    zizou Über Member

    I did the 60 miles route last year and it was a good ride. If it is the same route as last time then it goes up the Dukes Pass the other way to the way on the Scottish bike show route. It is still quite a climb but slightly easier because it is less steep and the descent is really enjoyable because of the scenary and the nice tarmac - although when you get to the hairpins you have to be quite careful particularly if wet. It is a figure of 8 route so you do the Dukes twice on the 60 and 90 mile route...both routes are the same up until about 50 miles then they split after Aberfoyle.

    The road around loch katrine is really nice, it is only open to access for cars of residents so is very quiet (most times ive been along ive not seen any cars).
  4. The road round the north, I thought it was just a cycle path, I've never seen any car on it but I've only done it 3 or 4 times. The whole route sounds good, enjoy folks :becool:
  5. edindave

    edindave Über Member

    Location:
    Auld Reeker
    Looks great, will keep that date earmarked!
  6. jonathanw

    jonathanw Chorlton and the Wheelies

    Location:
    The Frozen North
    +1 for me
  7. kfinlay

    kfinlay Must Try Harder

    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    That's me signed up for the long route - didn't want to pay for the Dunfermline Sportive as it's on roads I ride most weeks.
    Any one doing this ?
  8. zizou

    zizou Über Member

    Signed up as well, first event of the year so looking forward to seeing how the legs are shaping up after winter!

    btw if you enter the code RIDECAL5 you can get entry for £5
  9. kfinlay

    kfinlay Must Try Harder

    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Anyone got a map of the routes as I can't work out the route from the map on the Evans page?
  10. kfinlay

    kfinlay Must Try Harder

    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Typical - Forecast = possible showers :rain: and I'm on 8pm finish this week so can't even get out to enjoy the weather after work :sad:
  11. JiMBR

    JiMBR Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I've entered the 60.

    Me and 3 others in Lampre kit...should be 'interesting'

    ^_^
  12. Fran143

    Fran143 Senior Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    I'm in for the 60 miler.....just need the sunshine to stay with us and I'll be happy!
  13. Fran143

    Fran143 Senior Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Gutted, just entered me and my pal last night £25.00!:angry:
  14. zizou

    zizou Über Member


    Might be worthwhile emailing their customer support to say you put the code in but it didnt seem to register, depends on who you get dealing with it but you might get lucky!
    Fran143 likes this.
  15. Brandane

    Brandane Finder of rain.

    Location:
    Ayrshire.
    You'll be happy then, 'tis indeed a braw day for it :sun:!

    Good luck to all of you who are doing this ride; might join you next year if I can stay injury free :banghead:.
  16. kfinlay

    kfinlay Must Try Harder

    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Really enjoyed today, good weather, good route, great scenery. All went smoothly for me except cramp for the last 10 miles or so but didn't affect me too much as I was able to spin instead of grind. Did virtually all of it solo passing some and other drafting instead of sharing the work but not bothered as I just stuck to my pace and if they got a wee bit help then all is good.
    Also saw 'Team Lampre' along the top of Loch Katrine - couldn't remember who on here had said they were part of the group so didn't say anything. Did speak to someone wearing a Lampre top at the end but it turned out he wasn't part of the team!
    How get everyone else get on? Hope you all enjoyed it and next week is the Kinross Sportive Recce ride for anyone to join in.
    Fran143 likes this.
  17. zizou

    zizou Über Member

    Good day out. Really like the Dukes Pass as a climb, its not too steep and there are the level / downhill sections too for a bit of recovery. Then the long descent down to Aberfoyle which starts off gradual then goes to the hairpins was great Also really liked the section just before coming to Loch Katrine - the climb on the smooth surface then the descent, what a view!

    The road by loch ard and chon was pretty bad in places and it was a similar story after the turn on the long route in quite a few places...it wasn't so much potholes just a really punishing road surface for long sections, really took the toll on the upper body and arms and hands.

    Totally misjudged the choice of clothes due to the cold start. Merino baselayer, windstopper, undergloves + winter gloves, winter hat under the helmet. Ok for the start but after the 2nd time up the Dukes i was starting to feel uncomfortable. After about 70 miles was pretty hellish...i had so much salt residue on my clothes by the end :biggrin:
    Fran143 likes this.
  18. I thought I was overdressed today on the club run!
  19. Fran143

    Fran143 Senior Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    It was a cracking day....was it yourself I spoke to sitting on the grass at the end re cramp?
  20. zizou

    zizou Über Member

    The worst part is that i changed out of my short sleeves / arm warmers combination in the car park before hand as i had felt too cold while walking in to the sign up. :blush: