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This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

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

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.


110 Miles

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


100 KM

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


Event HQ

  • 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


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.


Alan Anderson


Dates and Status

Date: 13/05/2018

Status: Closed

Total Places: 1200

Places Available: ??

14 Jan 2018£20.00
31 Mar 2018£35.00
08 May 2018£40.00

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

Event Address
Huntly Arms Hotel, Charlestown Road Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HS