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Ride the North is a two day, 170 mile cycle challenge through the beautiful scenery of the Grampian Highlands in the North of Scotland.

Cycle Between Inverness & StonehavenCycle Between Inverness & Aberdeen
This is a supported ride, with mechanical support, support vehicles, signposting, lunches, mobile coffee stops, refreshments, luggage transfer and of course all the encouragement you will need. All this, along with an event cycling jersey is included in the fee of £135.
It’s not a race, it’s a challenge for allIt's not a race, it's a challenge for all
There has been a remarkable boom in cycling over recent years and the North East of Scotland boasts some truly wonderful cycling experiences. RIDE the NORTH is not a race, but rather a challenge ride for cyclists of all abilities.
RtN working with local charitiesRide the North working with local charities
Since 2011 Ride the North and participant cyclists have raised around £750,000 for local charities. We are delighted to have The Sandpiper Trust as our 2015 partner charity who help to save lives in rural Scotland.

Our partners for 2015

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Sandpiper-Trust
charlie house
highland hospice

The route for 2015

Day 1 : Inverness to Elginride the north day 1 to elgin84 miles

(Health Check - The route on both days of the event may yet be refined following continued dialogue with Local Authorities & Police Scotland). Day One of RTN 2015 starts in Inverness city centre. A tough section of climbing starts 7 miles in, with views over Loch Ness. the 2015 route will be posted here once we have agreed the detail with Local Authorities and Police Scotland. The climb from Farr to Garbole will be challenging (rising to 1,588 feet), before going on to Tomatin, Slochd and Carrbridge on the National Cycle Network Route 7 running parallel to the A9, The afternoon gets a whole lot easier heading north towards Forres and the Elgin (passing The Loft at East Grange for camping and connections to Forres. Approximate distance of 85 miles from Inverness to Elgin.

Day 2 : Elgin to Stonehavenride the north day2 to stonehaven89 miles

(Health Check - The route on both days of the event may yet be refined following continued dialogue with Local Authorities & Police Scotland). Day Two will link Elgin with Dufftown and then the testing climb over the Cabrach to Rhynie. A new afternoon route will feature Torphins and (probably) Potarch and Knockburn on the way to the Stonehaven finish. Few steep climbs on Day two, but two testing hills on the final section are sure to hurt tired legs. Plans for the conclusion in Stonehaven will be announced at a later date. Approximate Distance of 89 miles from Elgin to Stonehaven.

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