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Lord of the Lochs Sportive

Back by popular demand, this is a cycling road race that takes riders on a stunning route around the Fort William area. You’ll need to be pretty fit, as there is some serious hill climbing involved, but you will be rewarded with some breathtaking views over to the isles of Eigg, Rhum and Muck. See website for more details.


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Marie Curie Etape Caledonia

Billed as one of the first ever closed road cycle races in Scotland, the Etape Caledonia still rates as one of the best after ten years. 81 miles of premium cycling amongst some of Perthshire’s most spectacular scenery. Choose from a regular, charity or premium entry – you need to be fit and healthy to take part. But be quick! This event sells out quickly.


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Ride It Callander Sportive

With a choice of short, medium or long rides over two days to choose from, you’ll cycle through spectacular scenery. The routes are all way marked, with marshalls on hand and technical support too. Book before 24 January and get a free High5 energy pack worth £10 free. See website for more information.


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Glasgow University 5 Mile Road Race

See Glasgow from another perspective, by running this established road race with the Glasgow University Hares and Hounds Club.


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Black Isle On-Offer

A bike race with a difference. It’s in two sections and is aimed at teams of two, with one rider tackling a 21km road route before handing over to an MTB partner, who does nearly 15km, nearly half of it off-road. This event is being held to highlight the Black Isle’s strengths for cycling both on and off-road, hence the event’s name. It’s all part of efforts to encourage lower-carbon lifestyles and plenty of exercise, and sounds like a lot of fun. It’s also open to solo cyclists who want to do the whole thing, but pairs are the main focus. Entrants must be 18 or over.


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The Isle of Bute Festival of Cycling

Known to many simply as “the Rothesay weekend”, this popular cycling festival has been around since the 1930s.

With time trials, road races and cyclocross to choose from, including junior categories, the event has a friendly feel.

See website for further details and to enter online.


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