Perthshire Autumn Gold Ride (Pitlochry)

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

Serving suggestion:


Small print:
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. 🙂

Pitlochry Ride: Loch Bhac

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.

Pitlochry Ride: Sat. 26th Oct

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:

Pitlochry pics

Pitlochry Photos

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.

More pics.