LEJOG Cycle Tour - Day 12 - Dunkeld to Aviemore - 119km

Road Cycling
Jul 15
2020

10 people attending

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Your price
£12.50
Event booking closes on Jul 14 at 18:00:00
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2 weeks of cycling, carrying kit.

Overview

Join Will & Jon for a fortnight of cycling LEJOG, a cycle tour of the UK from Lands End to John O’Groats.  The whole route will take 14 days (plus 2 days travelling) covering 1000 miles so join for as much or as little as you can face!  The trip is organised as day events, allowing you to sign up to whatever days you fancy, booking your own transport and accommodation according to your budget.

DAY TWELVE - Dunkeld to Aviemore

We follow National Cycling Route 7 all day today from Dunkeld to Aviemore.  We cover 119km with 900m of ascent.

At 95km we will be cycling past Historic Environment Scotland's Ruthven Barracks.  They were built by George II’s government in the early 1700s after the failed Jacobite uprising of 1715. The troops stationed there were to maintain law and order and enforce the Disarming Act of 1716.  The barracks saw action twice. A 300-strong Jacobite attack failed to take the barracks in 1745, but a more heavily-armed attack the next year forced the barracks’ surrender. The Jacobites rallied here after their defeat at Culloden before conceding.

The route can be downloaded from here.

Wednesday 15th July accommodation suggestions in Aviemore:

  • lots of independent options.
  • Will & Jon are booked into Aviemore YHA

Keep costs down by getting twin rooms and sharing.

Getting there and back again

If you are joining us for the day, the nearest train station to the starting point is Edinburgh Waverley.

If you are leaving us in Dunkeld, the nearest train station is Dunkeld & Birnam.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding equipment etc email Will.Allaway@Outdoorlads.com.

A lot of useful information is included in Day 0 - Getting to Lands End.

Keep in touch

Want to hear more about what we're up to? Then join us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/groups/OutdoorLadsCycling

We also have a Strava group:

www.strava.com/clubs/275243

Location

56.5656572, -3.5865773