Saturday 27th September 2014
Corpach, Fort William, Scottish Highlands
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, riders will head out west to Glenfinnan where 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 alongside 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 Elite riders will turn right up the infamous Liddlesdale climb and round by Kingairloch, whereas the standard course riders will climb up and through Glen Tarbert and meet up with the elite riders then continue on to Ardgour.
The next section alongside Loch Linnhe 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, Aonoch Mhor and Carn Mhor Dearg”
- Choice of fully waymarked routes
- Feed Stations
Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)
- £28.00 per rider