King Of The Mountains Sportive
13 May 18
The 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive team are delighted to be the organisers of Deeside's King Of The Mountians Sportive... This year with a new improved start and finish at Huntly Arms Hotel on Charlestown green.
Lots of info on the website www.komsportive.co.uk
Ride the original King of the Mountains Sportive. 110 miles or 100km. Two of Scotland's toughest road routes take you up steep mountain passes and down sweeping descents. Experience the stunning landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park, along parts of the Whisky Trail and back to Royal Deeside. Now with a new improved route based in Aboyne that finishes with a fantastic 20km downhill section along the southern banks of the River Dee.
An epic, remote adventure. If you love a 2,700m climbing challenge you’ll love this journey. Six major climbs rewarded by long flowing descents winding through Scotland’s whisky country. Rolling by distilleries, castles, rivers and lochs this is the connoisseur’s sportive through the best of Highland Scotland.
Aboyne > Suie > Carbach > Dufftown > Glenlivet > Lecht > Gairnshiel > Balmoral > Aboyne
The ‘up River Don and down River Dee’ classic – this ride takes in 1,900m of climbing with mountain views of Lochnagar and the Cairngorms. Spin out through beautiful Donside, then return over the challenging Gairnshiel pass. The reward is one of the best road descents in Scotland - enjoy the view as you fly downhill towards Deeside.
Aboyne > Queen's View > Cushnie > Strathdon > Gairnshiel > Ballater > Aboyne
Huntly Arms Hotel, Charlestown Road Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HS
On the day
registration will open at 7am
110 mile route start 8am - 9am
100 km route start 9.15am - 10am
Both routes will require a minimum pace is maintained with cut off times at key locations. More info including feed stations, route maps, climb heights etc are all on the website www.komsportive.co.uk
CAR SHARE / PARKING
Aboyne town centre has car parking for approx 200 cars so PLEASE CAR SHARE with your club mates. There is also plenty of nearby on street parking. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON CHARLESTOWN RD OR THE A93
We will give you a bowl of hot food at the finish. Might be pasta, might be chilli, might be slop.
You are a grown adult. If you want a medal for finishing go do a 5km run. We don't do bling or tat. You won't get a goodie bag filled with flyers that end up in land fill. However, you will get looked after brilliantly by our team and given some lovely hot grub.
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 20th 2016.The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and 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 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 food at the finish.
We don’t do lots of flags or banners or branding, goody bags, medals, free t-shirts, free bidons, in-fact any free promotional crap you don’t need or want. We spend your money giving you a damn good day with great feed stops, lots of assistance and a massive party along the way.