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Muthill Sportive

04 Sep 2021

Organiser's Description

Muthill Sportive is back on Saturday 4th September 2021!! YEAHHH!!!

We will return with the 4 distances (Green, Yellow, Blue, Red) so there is something for everyone. Routes will be based on previous years but with changes based on feedback we've had.

COVID-19. As with all events these days we will need to monitor Covid restrictions nearer the time. For example this might mean no indoor catering, social distancing etc. Please keep an eye on social media for the latest on this. 

Muthill Sportive features:

  • A CYCLE FRIENDLY START POINT
  • PLENTY OF HOME BAKING AND TEA AT THE FINISH
  • CHIPPED TIMING
  • SIGNAGE ON ALL ROUTES

Funds from previous Sportives have supported the successful completion of Phase 1 of the cyclepath construction in 2016. The adjoining roads have also recently been designated walking and cycling friendly with a reduced speed limit and signage by Perth and Kinross Council.

Funds raised from this year's Sportive will support development of the proposed 50m span bridge across the River Earn just south of Crieff. This will provide a safe cycling route to Crieff for all the community. Funds also go towards maintaining the existing stretch of cycle path.

Help us celebrate progress so far by joining us for the 2021 Muthill Sportive!

This is an event for ALL cyclists! We wanted to have a Sportive distance but also to make it available for local families and beginners- we have 4 routes available. Please treat these routes as indicative- we will finalise nearer the event and post updated routes here and on social media.

1. Green (FAMILY) Route = 3.7 miles

2. Yellow (EASY) Route = 12.8 miles

3. Blue (CHALLENGE) Route = 31 miles

4. Red (SPORTIVE) Route = 70 miles

Routes are similar to previous years but may change slightly nearer the time.

Entry Fee 

The Entry Fee includes chipped timing, refreshments at the end and for the Sportive distance snacks and water at the halfway spot. The majority of entry fee goes directly to the cycle path project.

£30 for Sportive Route

£20 for Challenge Route

£15 for Easy Route

£10 for Easy Route U16*

FREE for the Family route (although we'd appreciate a donation towards the Cycle Path project- collecting jars will be available in the church hall). No need to register for this distance on Entry Central just turn up on the day.

*Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start/ Finish

All routes will start/ finish from Muthill Church. This is the big church next to the primary school in the middle of Muthill. This allows a quiet road start.

The Sportive distance starts at 09:10

The Challenge and Easy Ride distances starts at 10:10

The Family distance starts at 11:00

Car Parking

There is some parking around the church and plenty of on street parking around the village. Please be respectful when parking and social distancing.

Registration

Please register at the Bruce Hall which is in Muthill Church.

Registration for the Sportive distance will be open from 08:00 to 09:00.

Registration for the Challenge and Easy Ride distances will be open from 08:00 to 10:00

Riders will be issued with a cycle number and chip to attach to their bike and emergency contact numbers.

Timing

Timing will be electronic

Course Marking.

All routes will be marked with coloured arrows approx 100 yards ahead of junctions (Family = green arrows, Easy = Yellow arrows, Challenge = Blue arrows, Sportive = Red arrows). Marshals will be positioned at key junctions.

We suggest you familiarise yourself with the route in case any route arrows are moved.

Food/ Drink

There will be one food station approx half way around the long route.

There will be food/ drink available for all participants after the ride in the Bruce Hall.

First Aid

All cyclists are expected to carry their own First Aid Kit for minor injuries.

A trained First Aider will be in Muthill and can be called upon if any accidents occur.

Bike First Aid

All cyclists are expected to carry a basic bike toolkit.

A vehicle will be in Muthill and can be called upon if any serious mechanical failures occur.

Safety

This is an open road event. All cyclists take part at their own risk and are expected to ride to the rules of the road.

An approved cycle helmet, must be worn at all times whilst riding during Muthill/Crieff/Perthshire Sportive as encouraged under British Cycling Guidelines for Non-competitive Events.

Fund Raising

Funding for the Muthill- Crieff Cycle Path is coming from various grants but the village also has to raise a certain amount.

Money from entry fees goes towards the funding the event or the cycle path project.

Additional fundraising from any participants is always welcome!

Prices

The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 04/09/2021

Status: Open

Total Places: 200

Places Available: ??

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Organiser

Robin Mitchell

07795123787

   

Muthill Sportive Bruce Hall Muthill Parish Church PH5 2AS