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. 2020 will be our 10th event.
The actual route is always published closer to the event, but outline maps will be published here when places are allocated.  The 2020 Route is planned to be Alford - Corgarff - Cock Bridge – Lecht! - Tomintoul - Glelivet - Edinvillie - Dallas - Elgin/Forres on FRIDAY 28 August and Elgin/Forres - Lossiemouth - Buckie - Cullen - Foggie (Aberchirder) - Huntly - Rhynie - Suie – Alford   on Saturday. You can expect  in the region of 170 miles with a mix of hills and some easier sections. 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 miles or so and we work in partnership with the local communities to ensure you are well looked after along the way.  The route is always on the back-roads of North East Scotland, in the foothills of the Grampian Highlands (in Aberdeenshire and Moray).