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Tour of the Highlands 3 days

25 May 2019

Tour of the Highlands 3 days has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description


3 Pistes will open soon.

For a 3rd year, the expanded 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive Tour of the Highlands 3 day ride around all 5 Scottish Highland Ski Centres returns.

 You can ride 1, 2 or 3 epic days Sat 26th May – Mon 28th May 2018

Full Tour of the Highlands route details at

Full 3 Pistes details at



3 Pistes Cycle Sportive 2018

Bank Holiday Sunday 27th May 2018

Pitlochry - Glenshee - The Lecht - Cairngorm

103miles 2960m climbing

The classic Three Pistes Cycle Sportive takes you past 3 ski centres, over the UK's 2 highest roads, through some of the UK’s most remote countryside, ascending eight categorised climbs (4 of which have gradients of 20%) – and finishes by climbing the UK's 4th highest road to Cairngorm Ski Centre in the heart of the UK’s only Arctic plateau.

After all of that… jump on one of our buses taking you back to the start in Pitlochry.

Alternatively, in the morning buses will also be available to take riders and bikes from Aviemore to the start at Pitlochry. 

Also our vans will take kit bags from Start to Finish.

3 Pistes Registration is at Pitlochry Sat 2pm-5pm & Sun 8am - 9am or on board Aviemore - start coach 



Tour of the Highlands 2018

Sat 26th May - Mon 28th May 2018

Glencoe - Pitlochry - Glenshee - The Lecht - Cairngorm -Nevis Range - Glencoe

3 Days : 5 Ski Centres : 300 Miles

Three days circumnavugating the highest mountains in the UK. Ride the most vertical gain of any 3 day event in the UK.

Due to car parking restrictions at Glencoe, for Days 1 and 3 entry is limited to 300 riders. 

EVENT SIGN ON / NUMBER & CHIP COLLECTION will take place on the afternoon of Friday 25th May in Glencoe Village to coincide with a proposed Time Trial Event.




Please do not treat your entry lightly, remember to respect the challenge. The 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive Tour of the Highlands route is a difficult ride and requires high level of fitness. It takes in the major climbs of the West Highlands and Grampian Mountains and that means steep and technical descents as well. 

The course has good signage but you should be aware of the route and terrain.

Make sure you have adequate clothing and your equipment is in perfect order, a bottom gear of 39 x 25-28 minimum is recommended. 

We will have mobile mechanics and marshals, as well as static mechanics at the ski centres. However punctures are your responsibility. Please be prepared for multiple punctures on such a ride. Safety is our priority and so tri-bars are not permitted and approved cycle helmets are compulsory.

If you purchase 3 Pistes Sportive Only Entry, but subsequently require coach transfer there will be an additional administration charge of £10.00 plus the price difference between original fee paid and Sportive plus Coach fee at time of request (3pistes only).



Start HQ – Glencoe Ski Centre, PH49 4HZ

Finish HQ – Pitlochry High School, East Moulin rd, Pitlochry. PH16 5ET


Glencoe - Ben Lawers - Schiehallion - Errochty - Old A9 - Pitlochry


Registration afternoon of Fri 25th May 2018 Glencoe Village

Ride Briefing Glencoe Ski Centre 7.15am

Start 7.30am - 7.45am

Broom Wagon cut offs:

Killin - 10.30am

Keltneyburn - 11.45pm (divert via Logierait)

Tummel Bridge - 12.45pm (divert via Sth Loch Tummel)

Trinafour - 1.30pm (divert via HoB)

House of Bruar - 3.00pm

Pitlochry - 5pm


Day 2 The Classic 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive

Start HQ – Pitlochry High School, East Moulin rd, Pitlochry. PH16 5ET

Finish HQ – Cairngorm Mtn, Aviemore, Inverness-Shire PH22 1RB

Registration  – Pitlochry High School, East Moulin rd, Pitlochry. PH16 5ET

2pm – 5pm Saturday 26th May 2018


8.00am – 8.40am Sunday 27th May 2018

Aviemore coach check in & registration 5.45am

MacDonald Hotel, Aviemore PH22 1PN

Aviemore coach departure 6.00am – arrival in Pitlochry 7.30am*

*actually hopefully much earlier than that, we are being cautious.

Start opens at 7.00am

Riders who registered at PHS on Saturday afternoon can start whenever they wish after 7am.

Riders who registered on Aviemore coach can start as soon as they arrive.

For all other riders – Sunday morning Registration will not open until 8.00am  when we get access to PHS building.

Registration will close at 8.40am. Riders have until 9am to start.

Start 7.00am – 9.00am @ Pitlochry Atholl Rd A924

Broom Wagon cut offs:

Cairnwell Summit 11.00

 junction of A93/B976 12.00

Lecht Summit 14.30

Nethy Bridge 16.00

all riders MUST must be finished BY 17:45 or they will not be given a time.

Coaches for Pitlochry will depart at hourly intervals between 15:00 & 18:30


TOTH Day 3

Start HQ – Aviemore

Finish HQ – Glencoe Ski Centre, PH49 4HZ

Sign on - 8.15am-8.30am

Start - 8.30am-8.45am

Broom Wagon cut offs:

Spean Bridge - 11am

Banavie - 12noon (divert via Camusnagaul ferry)

Corran Ferry - 3pm

Glencoe Ski - 5pm


Please note that entries are non-refundable and not transferable. 

Entries are not transferable to a third party. Photo ID required at registration.

Entries are non-refundable. Riders may defer to 2019 if email notice is given to the organisers prior to May 12th 2018. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and will only be cancelled or the routes modified if in the opinion of the police or the event organisers an entrants reasonable safety is at risk. If the event is cancelled under these circumstances there will no refunds of entry fees.

Sportive entry will include:

Event Insurance, Rider Numbers for person & bike, Timing chip / number for helmet, access to supplies at Feed Stations and a hot beverage and hot food at the finish.

We advise riders to get their own personal accident insurance - one option is to be a British Cycling Member.

We DO NOT  do lots of flags or banners or branding, goody bags, medals, free t-shirts, free bidons, in-fact we DO NOT give any free promotional crap you don’t need or want. We spend your money giving you a damn good weekend with great feed stops, lots of assistance and a massive party at the top of Cairngorm & Glencoe.


Prices quoted in event essentials are for British Cycing Members. Non members add £10. 

We encourage everyone to become a British Cycling Member. There are soooooo many advantages like insurance, legal support, discounts. 

more info at



14 Oct 2018£115.00
31 Dec 2018£135.00
20 Mar 2019£155.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 25/05/2019

Status: Closed

Total Places: 500

Places Available: ??



Alan Anderson