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Tayside Challenge

24 Sep 2022

Organiser's Description

Coronavirus Update

We have developed a COVID Protocol to enable us to run all our events safely this year. If the restrictions change, we may be able to ease up a bit and we will let you know. Meantime there are  three important changes from previous years:

  • We will post out bike numbers and timing chips in advance of the event, to avoid the need for a registration desk (and the resulting contact) on the day.
  •  We will give you a 15 minute time slot to arrive and start the event and will post this with the Number and Chip. The start time will be sometime between 8am and 10am.  This is to ensure that the riders are spread throughout the event, and to avoid any large gatherings.
  •  We will provide prepackaged food and drinks at food stops as usual, and at the end.  Sadly we will not be able to have the usual tea, coffee and socialising at the end but will need to encourage riders to leave promptly after they finish.  This is sad but we are sure you will appreciate why this is necessary.

With these measures in place, along with good marshalling and plenty of hand gel available everywhere, we believe we can run safe and enjoyable events - and it will just be good to get back in the saddle!

Should you register and then subsequently decide to withdraw because of health concerns, we will be happy to refund the registration in full.

This charity Sportive, now in its seventh year, is organised by Perth Kinnoull Rotary Club working in partnership with Malawi Fruits.  We are offering a memorable and enjoyable cycling challenge in some of Scotland's best scenery while raising funds to support local Perthshire charities and the international charity Malawi Fruits.

Participants have the choice of the Tayside Challenge 81 - a challenging 81mile route or the Tayside Challenge 46- a more modest 46 mile cycling challenge for those who would not be able to complete the longer route in eight hours or less. Both events feature electronic chip timing and we ask for a donation of £35  for the charities, rather than an entry fee.  Because the proceeds go to charity, if you are able to tick the box for gift aid on the entry form then this is a great additional benefit.  Participants may choose to raise additional funds through sponsorship if they wish but this is not required.

Our routes taken in some of Highland Perthshire's best scenery and the longer route has a great climb up from Loch Tay just after the half way point. Whatever route you choose you will be sustained by great sandwiches and home baking provided by our team at the feed stations as well as bananas and health bars for that added sustenance


This increasingly popular event fully sold out last year so do not miss out, sign up today.

This event is linked with the Cairn o' Mount Challenge ( and the well-established Highland Perthshire Challenge so why not consider entering one or both of those  too! The events have the same ethos and Cairn o' Mount offers 30 mile and 80 mile routes - the longer route including the mighty Cairn! Highland Perthshire Challenge is based at Perth Airport and has two routes - 100 miles or 50 miles.  Book two events at the same time and you can claim a £10 discount or book all three to get £15 off the total donation!



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: 24/09/2022

Status: Open

Total Places: 450

Places Available: ??



Kevin Simpson

07951 157113


Pitcairngreen Village Hall Pitcairngreen, Perth, PH1 3LR