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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 Veteran

    Location:
    Cowdenbeath
    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!
     
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  15. Brandane

    Brandane Rain magnet.

    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:.