Ride the North 2020.

The event will begin and end at Grampian Transport Museum in Alford. Taking place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of August with a route going north to Elgin. There will be a few tweaks to past events but the format is broadly the same …170 miles over two days.The provisional route looks just a fraction shorter and with just a fraction less climbing than 2019 …BUT (that’s a big but) it will start with a RtN first by riding from Cock Bridge to Tomintoul via the Lecht Ski Centre and will end with the test of Suie Hill before finishing with a lap of honour of the GTM race-track!

Booking will open on the website from 10 January for 2 weeks. If required, places will be allocated by ballot. Registration fee to be confirmed (but it won’t be more than the £135 of the last few years).  Following this, places will be available via partner charities.


2 Day Ride Around Grampian Highlands
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.
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.
RtN working with local charities
Since 2011 Ride the North and participant cyclists have raised around £1.6m for local charities. We are delighted to be working with a number of charity partners in 2018 - all of whom support the communities in which the event takes place. More details will be posted soon.

The route for 2020

Alford-Elgin-Alford (171 miles)87 miles