The Route

Ride the North is a cycling challenge in the beautiful scenery of the Grampian Highlands in the North and North-East of Scotland.
Ride the North has a new format for 2022, there will be two route options of 1oo miles and 57 miles. Our event is not a race nor a sportive, it a challenge ride which celebrates the love of cycling and the scenery in this part of Scotland. There will be a refreshment stations every 20-30km and we work in partnership with the local communities to ensure you are well looked after along the way.  As always, the route will be on the back-roads of North East Scotland, in the foothills of the Cairngorms. The 2022 event will begin and end in Elgin on 27 August 2022. Notes on each of the route pages below highlight that routes shared at this stage a not final - there are details still to be ironed out, but it helps to give you an outline. Provisional Routes are presented here: