10 Jun 17
The Muthill Sportive is back on 10th June 2017!!!
We have added the following improvements this year to make the event even better!
- CHIPPED TIMING
- MORE SIGNAGE
- A FAMILY FRIENDLY GREEN ROUTE: This 4 mile route goes along the cycle path and returns to Muthill via designated cycle friendly roads.
We still have the 3 original routes taking in the best of Strathearn, a cycle friendly start point in Muthill and plenty of home baking and tea at the finish!
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. The current timescale to construct the bridge and remaining section of cycle path is 2018. This will provide a cycle friendly route from Muthill to the Crieff Community Campus.
Help us celebrate progress so far by joining us for the 2017 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- so we have 4 routes available:
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.
£27.50 for Sportive Route
£17.50 for Challenge Route
£12.50 for Easy Route
£7.50 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.
You have the OPTION to buy a T shirt for £15 with your entry fee- again all profit to the cycle path project.
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
There is some parking around the church and plenty of on street parking around the village.
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 will be electronic
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funding for the Muthill- Crieff Cycle Path is coming from various grants but the village also has to raise a certain amount.
The majority of money from entry fees will go towards the cycle path project.
Additional fundraising from any participants is welcomed!