Ride the North is a two day, 170 mile cycle challenge through the beautiful scenery of the Grampian Highlands in the North of Scotland.
(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 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 then Elgin (passing The Loft at East Grange for camping and connections to Forres. Approximate distance of 85 miles from Inverness to Elgin.
(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.