The ‘Aviemore 100’
Saturday 12th May 2018
Join us for this fantastic new event in the Cairngorms National Park!
Brand new for 2018, the ‘Aviemore 100’ is a partnership cycling event organised by the great team at Mikes Bikes (Aviemore) Limited in conjunction with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS). Taking place on Saturday 12th May, this innovative new biking event involves endurance road biking and off-road mountain biking over a total route distance of 100km. The challenge can be completed as a solo rider or as team of two and the superb cycle route will see you ride some of the best and stunning scenery that the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.
What is the Aviemore 100?
The ‘Aviemore100’ is a multi-discipline cycling challenge over 100 km’s involving a road cycle section and followed by an off-road mountain bike stage. The route can be completed as a solo rider or you can easily team up with a mate as a team of two with one rider taking on the road route followed by your team mate on the mountain bike route. The first stage is a scenic approx 70 km road cycle route set on well-surfaced quiet rural roads to the north east of Aviemore with the shadow of the mighty Cairngorm Mountains looking down on you. With the excellent road section completed the next stage is an approx 30 km off-road route set in and around the trails and tracks of Glenmore Forest Park where riders will experience a treat range of terrain and features to keep you entertained! The event base, start, transition and finish will all be located at the Forestry Commission Hayfield area in Glenmore. At the morning start the first stage road cycle riders will be set off in small groups at short intervals and all riders in both stages will have their time recorded electronically. For those taking part as a team of two, the mountain bike rider will be set off when their team road cycle rider has completed their route. All riders will receive an event memento, snack and a very warm welcome at the finish line and the entire route will be clearly signed and marshalled. Covering an impressive 100km this event route will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cairngorms National Park and promises some breathtaking views.
Am I good enough?
Yes! The ‘Aviemore 100’ is a challenge but it’s an achievable challenge providing you are reasonably fit and healthy, have some experience of road and MTB riding and understand that it’s all about completing the challenge and not about how fast you do it. If you are concerned about completing the whole challenge then why not enter as a pair with a friend and complete your preferred section
How hard is it?
The road section is approximately 70km and follows quiet rural roads with various undulations but nothing too serious. The mountain bike route is approximately 30km and follows a fantastic network of off-road forest trails and paths and any technical or difficult sections can easily be walked. However that does not mean the mountain bike section is easier! A well-maintained mountain bike with hydraulic disc brakes and front suspension is recommended as a minimum for the MTB route and hybrids or cross-bikes are not permitted
I have a road bike but not a Mountain Bike and want to take part as a solo?
Don’t worry! Mountain bike rental is readily available for participants from Mikes Bikes (Aviemore) at a special rate of just £10 for the event. Rental Bikes will be taken to and uplifted from the event hub for you meaning you do not have to worry about fitting both in your vehicle. You can book your bike during entry registration or contact Mikes Bikes (Aviemore) direct
How safe is the event?
The ‘Aviemore 100’ event will be subject to a detailed event safety risk assessment and every practical measure will be in place to ensure the safety of participants and others. Approval and close liaison will be maintained with all relevant public agencies, the local police and especially all local communities. The entire event route will be well-signed and will have competent marshals in place and adequate communications, medical cover and bike technical assistance will be across the event. You will be well supported to complete your ‘Aviemore 100’ challenge…
Sounds Great, how do I enter?
Entries are now ‘open’ for the first ever ‘Aviemore 100’ event so make sure of your place by signing up here – https://www.chssi.org.uk/
Entries for the new event will be limited so don’t leave it too late to enter!
Please note that due to the nature of this endurance challenge event, participants must be aged 18 years or over on event day.
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