information and Essential Safety Information.
The ride back
to Perth will follow Sustrans Routes 7 and 77 via Dalwhinnie, Blair
Atholl, Pitlochry, Logierait, Dunkeld and Bankfoot. The total
distance is about 64 miles. The first 25 miles to Blair Atholl is
more-or-less downhill (a net drop of about 300m) thereafter it
is undulating with climbs at Killiecrankie and out of Pitlochry and
Dunkeld then over the hills from Bankfoot. The route is well
signposted by Sustrans so we will not employ marshals this year.
The route can be found on OS Landranger Maps 42, 43 and 53.
The ride is
open to a maximum of eighty riders, each of whom is, or will become,
a member of ByCycle. Riders will be transported from Perth South
Inch car park to Dalwhinnie by coach and bikes carried in a removal
lorry. The loading of cycles and riders will start at 7.15 am and
the transport will leave at 8 am or earlier, if possible. There
will be no facilities or loos in the car park. Pop into TESCO, ASDA
or Railway Station if you need anything.
The drop off
will be in Dalwhinnie around 10 am. We are hoping that food, coffee
and loos will be available at Tollhouse Catering which is opening
shortly but we cannot be certain. If it is not open, the first food
stop is House of Bruar which is about 20 miles down the route so you
might want to consider carrying some food as well as water.
ride at their own pace except where they will be grouped for safety
reasons during the 11 mile ride down to Dalnacardoch. As soon as
riders are ready to set off from Dalwhinnie, they will be grouped
into batches of 10/15 and led to and down the ash cycle path. This
is essential to reduce the risks to riders.
To help you
during your travels, we will a publish a list of stops on this
website before the event where you can buy food, collect water
and/or use the facilities. The Bike Station has agreed to provide
limited technical support (in an emergency call 07875646860. This
is a private number, NOT Bike Station’s). However, riders should
ensure that they are fit enough for the ride in the prevailing
weather conditions and their bikes are in good working order and
suitable for the terrain.
The end of
the ride will be at Bell’s Sport Centre on the North Inch in Perth.
Riders are asked to de-register and collect their certificates there
between 3 and 7 pm. or, if you decide to leave the ride at any other
point or time, please text on 07895 985 695 to let us know.
Essential Safety Information
will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of riders,
participants ride at their own risk and neither ByCycle nor its
office bearers accept any responsibility for loss, damage or injury
during the ride. ByCycle’s sole role is to arrange transportation
to the start point by approved carriers. ByCycle has NO
capability to transport riders or bikes to Perth after the drop off
aspects to be aware
weather in Dalwhinnie can be very different from that at lower
altitudes. Please dress appropriately for the conditions.
cycle path down Drumochter is narrow, has intruding shrubs and a
collection of small bridges and cattle grids. Extreme care is
needed. Access from the A9 is extremely limited.
Blair Atholl Horse Trials are taking place and the road to
Pitlochry road may be busier than usual. Be particularly
watchful for vehicles towing horse boxes.
for the right turn within Pitlochry at Victoria’s Restaurant
(green canopies), down Ferry Road and exercise care turning
care crossing A827 after steep drop from the cemetery to
- At the
top of the road after the bridge turn left to join Route 77
exiting the Hilton drive in Dunkeld, turn right into Dunkeld
Birnam watch for right turn 100m after the garage
for people, dogs and other cyclists on the North Inch, Perth.
Leave the Route 77 for Bell’s Sport Centre after the Secondary
School on your right.
We would ask
that all ByCycle members show respect to other riders, other road
users and the law, to ride in a manner which is safe for themselves
and others, and to provide appropriate support and encouragement to