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New Scottish cycling event

Written by Fiona January 10 2012

I’m loving the look of this new Loch to Loch ride. It’s the brainchild of the charity Asthma UK and will see cyclists heading from Loch Lomond to Kinlochleven over two days. That’s 150 miles in total. The event takes place on September 1 to 2, so there’s plenty of time to become cycle fit.

New cycle event route in more detail

New charity cycle event for Scotland

New charity cycle event for Scotland

The Loch to Loch Bike Ride starts on the banks of Loch Lomond. Riders will travel along the banks up through the Arrochar Alps to the “Rest and be Thankful”. Continue on to Inveraray and Lochgilphead, before heading to the overnight stop.

On day two, riders continue north past the Sound of Jura on the west coast, through Oban and on to the finish on the banks of Loch Leven, below the dramatic mountains of Glencoe.

Entering the event costs £55 and riders have to raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship money, but you’ll have the advantage of:

  • An Asthma UK t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack
  • Luggage transfer between each stop
  • Overnight camping, entertainment and a relaxation area
  • All your food for the weekend.
  • Refuelling stations to help keep your energy levels up
  • A post-ride reception
  • Training tips and fitness advice
  • Round-the-clock support from the Events Team.

Other charity events to keep you fit in 2012

I have been a supporter of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow for a number of years. In 2012, the hospice has increased the number of events that people can participate in and raise funds. The charity relies on active fundraisers so I’m sure you can find at least one challenge to sign up for in 2012. Having a charity event as your goal is always a great way to boost motivation and to keep you on the fitness wagon. See 2012 challenges

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