Newsflash: RIDE the NORTH 2013 SOLD OUT
Sorry, the event has now reached capacity for 2013.
The event is now totally sold out and has allocated all stand-by places. We are recruiting volunteers to support the event and can add you to the email mailing list for next year if you get in touch through the contact page. Apologies to all those disappointed to miss out.
We hope to announce details for 2014 here soon.
Two Day Challenge Ride through the Grampian Highlands
Cycle between the cities of Inverness and Aberdeen
Ride the North is a two day cycle challenge through the beautiful scenery of the Grampian Highlands in the North of Scotland. The 2013 ride will take place on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 August 2013. The ride is open to adults aged 18 and over with a registration fee of £99.
The route will have a few revisions from 2012, but will once again follow the scenic back-roads through the Grampian Highlands between the cities of Inverness and Aberdeen.
We are delighted to once again be working with Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal as our partner charity. There is no obligation to raise funds by participating in Ride the North, but we would urge you to put your efforts towards such a good cause and will be delighted to provide training advice to anyone who wants to fundraise for Maggie’s.
This is a supported ride, with mechanical support, support vehicles, route signposting, lunches provided, mobile coffee stops, refreshments, luggage transfer, transfers from finish point to local accommodation and of course all the encouragement you will need.
The cost does not include a donation to our nominated charity nor overnight accommodation. An event cycling jersey will be supplied to all registered participants.
We hope you will be able to join us.
It’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.
The event presents the challenge of cycling between the Highland capital of Inverness and the Granite City of Aberdeen. The event invites entries from individuals, groups and corporate teams as well as attracting visitors to enjoy all that is good about cycling in the Grampian Highlands.
Ride the North Working with local charities
The inaugural Ride the North in 2011 was run in partnership with UCAN and 38 cyclists raised money for cancer care in the North East. Ride the North 2012 event became an open event – the objective being to attract more cyclists, but to retain a close association with a local charity.
The Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal was our nominated charity in 2012 with some 115 riders signing up. Our nominated charity will change periodically. Our charity partners will never be asked to contribute towards the event costs and we will continue to encourage participants to fundraisers, welcoming all those who decide to support their own chosen charities or to take part simply for the challenge.
We were delighted to be working with Maggie’s as our charity for 2013. We would encourage participants in Ride the North to put their efforts towards supporting the cancer care offered by Maggie’s.
2013 Ride the North Route DAY 1
The opening section is between Inverness and Inverfarigaig along the quiet south side of Loch Ness. In beautiful Strathnairn the route changes
direction to head north east, towards Cawdor Castle and Dallas Dhu distillery before finishing in the historic town of Elgin.
Distance: approx 82 miles.
2013 Ride the North Route DAY 2
The second day involves considerably more climbing. Through the heart of Malt Whisky Country on Speyside then over the spectacular Cabrach to
Donside and the Suie Hill. The final section features Monymusk and Castle Fraser.
Distance: approx 82 miles