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5th May 2018

Kintyre Way Ultramarathon/Cycle

2017 saw the inaugural staging of the Kintyre Way Ultra bike race, a 73 mile epic which contained 7000 feet of vertical climbing and showcased all of the incredible scenery that the Kintyre Way has to offer.
Tarbert to Campbeltown along the Kintyre Way is one of Scotland’s most scenic long-distance paths – this is serious trail running in idyllic surroundings. With varied terrain from hill paths and forestry tracks to beaches and seaside rocks, you’ll have stunning scenery with views across the sea to Arran, Islay, Jura and Gigha at various times.The cycle option beginning at Tarbert covers 75 miles.
In 2017, the Ultra Cycle was conceived. This gave cyclists a 73 mile route from Corranbuie to Campbeltown over a mixture of tough terrain and road. In 2018, the Start is being moved closer to Tarbert, making it 75 miles.
Entries for this event are open. If you are interested in entering this event, or if you have already entered but have little or no knowledge of the route, then follow the blog to see what is ahead of you and it might help you to make important equipment choices which could improve the quality of your race experience.
http://www.kintyrewayultra.org/kintyre-way-cycle-ultra-2018-here-we-go-again

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    www.kintyrewayultra.org/ultra-cycle/


 
21st May 2018

Etape Caledonia

Marie Curie

The 81 mile course takes in some of the most breathtaking views the Scottish Highlands has to offer and is a must do for both cycling enthusiasts and first timers looking to experience the thrill of riding on completely closed roads in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Road Bike hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    www.etapecaledonia.co.uk


 
3rd June 2018

Tour De Forth

The Tour de Forth takes place at 8am on Sunday 3rd June 2018. It is a 97.3km route around the River Forth via the Forth Road and Kincardine bridges. Enjoy the beautiful views on the way out, but remember to save something for the hills on the return leg. This event is being run to raise money for Radio Forth's Cash for Kids and Mercy Corps with all funds raised equally split between these great causes. Entries will open in December and is only £30 and closes at 1800 on Monday 28th May 2018. The event was over-subscribed in 2017 and even though we have increased the number of places, don't delay entering by clicking on the button below as once full we will have to stop taking entries!

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    www.truegritevents.com


 
17th June 2018

Trossachs Ton

Action Medical Research

The Trossachs Ton offers the mighty Double Duke; two ascents of the Dukes Pass on the Champion route. It's one of the best ride outs in Scotland in an area of outstanding beauty with mountains and forests, making this bike ride such a pleasure despite the hills.
Starting out from Stirling with a choice of two distances, the Classic 75 mile route offers a nice ride with with Crow Road and a single Duke pass whilst the Champion route at 106 miles is ideal if you’re an experienced Sportive rider.
Expect a great day in the saddle raising funds to help sick and disabled babies and children on this cycling event with first class support throughout the day.

Hybrid & Road Bike hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    www.action.org.uk/trossachs-ton


 
23rd June 2018

Rob Roy Challenge

Martin Currie

The Rob Roy Challenge is a fund raising event that is now entering its 12th year. It was launched in 2006 and has enabled over 5,500 hardy souls to battle the Scottish wilderness and raise over £3million for a number of worthy charities. It has been one of the most successful fundraising events in Scotland and with your support it will continue to grow and benefit charities for years into the future.
The 2018 event sees an update to the route to simplify logistics for competitors, with a central base now at Kenmore. Competitors no longer need to provide their own support teams, however we do encourage friends and family to come along to support challengers.


 
6th July 2018

Kindrochit Quadrathalon

One of the toughest one day challenges in the UK, The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon is an exhilarating test of stamina, strength and fitness.
Artemis would like to confirm its continued support of the Kindrochit Quadrathlon, which will take a one year break in 2018. The event has been in the Artemis calendar for 17 years and now feels like an opportune moment to take some time to see how we can make it even better. Together, Artemis and WildFox Events will shortly be launching an enhanced Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon which will be held on 6 July 2019. You can register your interest in the 2019 event to receive priority notification when registration opens.

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    www.artemisgreatkindrochit.com


 
7th July 2018

Corrieyairack Challenge

Now in its 26th year the Corrieyairack challenge is Scotland toughest duathlon taking place over Scotlands highest mountain road.
Following in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie you can choose to run, walk or cycle over General Wades military road built at the time of the Jacobite risings in the eighteenth century.
Starting in Fort Augustus you travel 52 miles by foot or bike ( or both) to the finish at The Badaguish centre in Aviemore.
All money raised will go towards respite care holidays at the Badaguish Centre.
https://www.facebook.com/Corrieyairack-Challenge

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    www.corrieyairack.org/


 
29th July 2018

Rat Race City to Summit

This is City to Summit, an iconic journey between the historic heart of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and the summit of Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis. The route is an absolute belter: Starting with a half marathon of road running from the centre of Auld Reekie and culminating in a crossing of the famous Forth (road!) Bridge to North Queensferry, it continues with a stunning 180km road bike leg snaking its way into the Highlands. Then, ditch the bike to transfer back to foot for the final marathon-distance off-road assault on The Ben.
With a finish line set in spectacular Fort William, you will have 20 hours to tame this Brute. It is no small undertaking and those who do reach the end will have achieved something truly remarkable, having traversed one of the most famous mountain landscapes on Earth. Brought to you by Rat Race, the UK’s most progressive and inspiring adventure brand with a reputation for slick production, you can be assured that the quality of the event on offer will be first-class. There are only 500 places up for grabs.

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details: Information
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    www.ratrace.com/citytosummit


 
12th August 2018

Pedal for Parkinsons

Take part in the Pedal for Parkinson's event in Stirling this summer to have fun, get fit - and make a difference for people with Parkinson's.
With a choice of either a 20 mile blast, 40 mile blaze or 60 mile burn routes though central Scotland's beautiful countryside, there's a distance to suit everyone.
There's no minimum sponsorship but they ask that each cyclist tries to raise at least £100. Help them reach their goal of £140,000 from the 4 Pedal for Parkinson's events!

Hybrid & roadbike hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/pedal-parkinsons-stirling


 
10-12th August 2018

Rat Race The crossing

Get ready to tackle 200 gnarly miles over 3 days as you take on the fully waymarked, stunning tracks that span through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors sampling some of the UK’s finest mountain biking as you go, alongside jaw-dropping scenery.

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details: Information
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    http://www.ratracecrossing.com/


 
Sat 18th & Sun 19th August 2018

Starman Night Triathlon

The inaugural Starman Night Tri, set in the Cairngorms National Park was a sleepless, tough, intimidating and wild triathlon under the stars!
This is the UK’s first midnight middle-distance triathlon. Swim a mile at midnight, cycle 56 miles through the night then finish with a demanding half marathon over Cairn Gorm as the sun rises. Can you find your True Grit in the dark?

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry Contact Truegrit events     hello@truegritevents.com


 
1st September 2018

Bonnie Banks Bike and Hike

Welcome to an exciting new challenge event set to launch in Summer 2018. The Bonnie Banks Bike & Hike is a fully marshalled and way marked route that circumnavigates the shores of the beautiful Loch Lomond by bike and foot.
Starting and finishing in the village of Luss on the western shores of Loch Lomond the route follows a network of designated cycle tracks, parts of the West Highland Way and in places breaks off the beaten track. Guaranteed that this event will provide you with the perfect challenge adventure with stunning scenery start to finish.
A fantastic team event requiring your very own support team to meet you at points along the way and great support from the Ptarmigan Events team to help you reach your chosen goal with a choice of three finish locations depending on your team fitness level.

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry :     www.ptarmiganevents.co.uk/bonniebanks.html


 
9th September 2018

Pedal For Scotland The Big Belter

Big Belter®
The pedal for Scotland Big Belteris a Sportive ride of 110 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The ride uses the same start and finish points as the Classic Challenge ride, but takes a completely separate route through the Scottish Borders, meaning you get the buzz of Scotland’s biggest bike event on a quieter route designed for road cyclists. The transport service will serve Big Belter® riders too, meaning there is an easy and hassle free way to get you and your bike to the start in Glasgow Green, or back home from Edinburgh at the finish.
The Classic
The Classic Pedal for Scotland ride, the Challenge is now heading towards its 18thyear! The 55 mile Glasgow to Edinburgh ride is the event’s most popular ride and attracted 7,500 participants in 2015.
The wee jaunt
The Wee Jaunt®
provides a fantastic (and almost entirely traffic-free) route taking in the last 9 miles of the Classic Challenge route and joining the festival atmosphere with the rest of the Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge and Big Belter® riders at the finish line in Edinburgh

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details:
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    http://www.pedalforscotland.org


 
8th-9th September 2018

Rat Race Scotland Coast to Coast

Rat Race’s original adventure race returns to the wild hills of Scotland. Join 1000 RatRacers as they run, bike and kayak over 105 miles through one of the most famous mountain landscapes in the world. Awe inspiring views and a stunningly epic course await you in the Scottish Highlands

Cycle hire is available from Wheels Cycling Centre
Hire Details: Information
E-mail: events@wheelscyclingcentre.com
Entry    http://www.ratracecoasttocoast.com