Muthill Sportive

08 Jun 19

Organiser's Description

The Muthill Sportive is back on 8th June 2019!!

Muthill Sportive features:

  • A CYCLE FRIENDLY START POINT
  • PLENTY OF HOME BAKING AND TEA AT THE FINISH
  • 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.

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 the community.

Help us celebrate progress so far by joining us for the 2019 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:

1. Green (FAMILY) Route = 4 miles

2. Yellow (EASY) Route = 18 miles

3. Blue (CHALLENGE) Route = 34 miles

4. Red (SPORTIVE) Route = 70 miles

Routes are similar to previous years however some exciting changes to the Red Route...

- The Red Route will finish (not start) on the cycle path. This should stop a bunched ride down the cycle path!

- The Red Route will start at Muthill Parish Church as usual then ride along Drummond Castle drive. This is a unique chance to ride along the stunning tree lined drive past the castle. It should make an excellent start to the ride.

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.

£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.

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. 

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.

Fund Raising

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!

Prices

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

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

Dates and Status

Date: 08/06/2019

Status: Open

Total Places: 250

Places Available: ??

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Organiser

Robin Mitchell

07795123787

   

Muthill Sportive Bruce Hall Muthill Parish Church PH5 2AS