Sunday 30th September 2012
Fort William, Lochaber, Inverness-Shire
The Lochs Sportive will take the rider on a unrivaled route on quiet roads with spectacular scenery passing many sights of historical interest.
A choice of two route options –
- The Lochs Elite Course will be 185km long with 1800m of ascent.
- The Lochs Standard course will be 164km long with 1460m of ascent.
“From the event start point at Lochaber High School riders will cross the famous Caledonian Canal and head out west to Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard in 1745 .There you will be challenged by the first climb of the day,the route then winds its way along the very picturesque Loch Eilt before descending to sea level at Loch Ailort.
The route winds its way towards Glen Uig with spectacular sea views to the islands of Eigg, Rhum and Muck. After a stiff climb thru Glen Uig we descend into Moidart and run along side Loch Moidart past the ‘Seven Men of Moidart’ beech trees planted to commemorate 7 men from the area who went to Glenfinnan to raise the standard and to the village of Acharacle.
At the road junction at the end of Loch Sunart the Lochs Elite riders will turn right up the infamous Liddlesdale climb and round by Kingairloch where as the standard course riders will climb up and thru Glen Tarbert and meet up with the elite riders and continue on to Ardgour.
The next section alongside Loch Lhinnie will provide riders with fantastic views of Ben Nevis and Fort William as the narrow road skirts round the narrows and along Loch Eil side. The final section along the other side of Loch Eil and back to Fort William will give riders a completely different view of Ben Nevis and the Nevis Range.”
- Choice of fully waymarked routes
- Feed Stations
Lochaber High School
Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)
- £35.00 per rider