Micro Event: Glen Lyon and Loch Tay Cycle

Road Cycling
Aug 16
2020

5 people attending

1 place left

Your price
£12.50
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48 miles (77 km) with total 1459m of ascent

Join us for a 48 mile ride through the beautiful Bredalbane area in the heart of Scotland.

We'll get the difficult bit out of the way first with the biggest climb of the day to the summit of the Lawers road (a height of 568m). Once we've got that under our belt, the rest of the ride will be gentle in comparison, taking us through the stunning Glen Lyon to the attractive village of Kenmore returning along the quiet minor road on the south shore of Loch Tay.

Attractions we'll see along the way include the Loch Tay Crannog, near Kenmore and the Yew tree at Fortingall, at 2000 to 3000 years old, it is reputed to be one of the oldest trees in the country.

Proposed route can be found here.

All photos are the leader's and are free for others to use.

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  • 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.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Please join events within around one hour’s travel from your home, rather than travelling longer distances to get there.
  • 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!
  • Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. 
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
  • Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads micro event a week. (Leaders to leave at least three days between events they lead.)
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  • 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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Location

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