Glen Etive Cycle

Leisure Cycling/Any Bike
Sep 26

10 people attending

2 places left

Your price
Event booking closes on Sep 26 at 09:00:00
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48 Km with 700m of elevation gain (25miles/2300ft)

A cycle from Glen Coe Ski Centre down Glen Etive ... and back!

Glen Etive is a very scenic area of the Highlands, popular with walkers and climbers. Also used as a dramatic backdrop in movies like Braveheart and Skyfall (give it a google!).

The route takes us from the car park at Glen Coe ski area onto the main trunk road (A82). We then turn left after a few km onto the minor road that goes all the way down the glen to the top of Loch Etive. Hopefully lots of photos opportunities along the way. The road is single track and has a good tarmac surface.

We can have a packed lunch at the bottom, ready for the mostly gentle climb back to our starting point.

I have put the event time as 6 hours, but we should be finished long before that.

If you don't drive there are usually folk who can give you a lift, sign up and send a message on the page.

This is a remote route so no shops, please bear this in mind. Route shown on Strava link below:


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COVID-19  – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, and a loss or change to your sense of taste and/or smell.
  • You may be subject to local lockdown restrictions, which you must fully comply with. Details of the location of these restrictions can be found here for England, ScotlandWales, and Northern Ireland.   
  • We do not encourage car sharing to events during the pandemic. Please comply with the safety travel guidance for EnglandWales, and Scotland. Face coverings should be worn on public transport.
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  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop. Remember: Face, Hands, Space.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. Please bring any other PPE items required. Bring a disposable bag for any used PPE.
  • Members are advised to bring their own small first aid kit for personal use..
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!

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