It’s a classic ride in the calendar. Enjoy Perthshire’s stunning colours and (hopefully) views of amazing scenery on a ride that has everything from quiet country roads to a steep enduro descent and open moorland singletrack with cracking views into the highlands.
Meet at Escape Route Bike shop in Pitlochry
Start time: TBC (but probably no later than 10am)
Estimated distance: 40-45km
Terrain: varied, natural trails, one section is probably black (very dark red at least), the rest red/blue.
Pack: helmet, food for 6-8hours (incl stops), water, spares, warm clothing, knee pads if you like, lights (just in case), some way of taking photos
Plan: ride bikes, if time permits, maybe a cafe stop in Blair Atholl
The clouds can go down as well as up. Your safety is at risk if you do not have the skills to pay the bills. Any similarity to a previous ride is purely co-incidental. 🙂
See Facebook Group for details
What to do with a hot, sunny day in May? Head to Perthshire to enjoy some of the amazing scenery and, as it turned out, the completely empty trails. So here’s what you missed out on….
A short but steep climb took me up above Blair Atholl…
Above Blair Atholl
Some photos from an epic day out in stunning autumnal Perthshire. Enjoy (we certainly did!)
I’ve added this to the Calender. It’s a great ride, hope to see a few folk out.
Expecting some dry, sunny but maybe cool weather I slapped on the suncream for a day of biking in the Perthshire hills with Dawn, Sam and Gav. As we approached Pitlochry the clouds drew in, the hills disappeared and the rain started – what on earth!?! Here’s what happened next…… Continue reading
If the weather stays dry I plan on heading up to Pitlochry on Saturday for a day out in the hills between there and Blair Atholl.
The route is a mix of forest trails and open moorland singletrack with some great views of the surrounding mountains. The route is about 30miles and will be a big day out so requires moderate fitness. There is an option for an easier return route if need be.
Take food with you but I plan on making it to Blair Atholl for afternoon refreshments; the lunch stop will probably be on the hill though.
Parking can be tricky in Pitlochry so try to find somewhere legal and safe to park and we’ll rendezvous at the Escape Route bike shop on the main street.
I’m planning to head back up to Pitlochry to ride some of the trails Chris, Ieva and I had a look at a few weeks ago. The autumn colours should be in full flow. The ride is a good mix of forest and open moorland with plenty of singletrack and epic scenery. The mid-ride pub stop is pretty good too! I’m meeting Chris J up there, so who’s up for joining us?
Details of the ride and where/when to meet:
And photos from last visit:
Chris, Ieva and myself went up to Pitlochry for a bit of route finding on Saturday. It turned out to be a fantastic day. As predicted, a few wrong turns and some map reading challenges but we had amazing weather, mainly dry trails, lots of singletrack and stunning views. I’ll plan a return trip in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a few photos to whet your appetites.
View of Blair Atholl
It’s been awhile since I’ve been out on a decent weekend ride. And after this weekend’s mini-epic at Pitlochry part of me still thinks that’s the case! Definitely a case of Type 2 Fun and as Tom pointed it, verging on Type 3 fun.
There’s no business like snow business!