Tour of the Highlands 2022

Without doubt the best 3 days you can have on a bike in the UK. Join many of Scotland’s most experienced club riders on an epic circumnavigation of the UK’s biggest mountains.

Tour of the Higlands covers 8 of the UK's 10 highest roads, including the highest at Glenshee, through some of the UK’s most remote countryside, ascending twelve categorised climbs (4 of which have gradients of 20%) – and finishes by climbing the UK's 4th highest road to Cairngorm Ski Centre in the heart of the UK’s only Arctic plateau.

Whats Included?

· A timing chip to be placed on the left hand side of your helmet

· Rider number for back

· Seat post number

· Duplicate seat post number to use like airport luggage tag on your bag

· Well stocked feed stations and hot food at the finish line each day

You organise your own accommodation, we give you the best food stops and aid stations of any UK sportive; big sound systems; a northern soul party atmosphere; mechanics; broom wagons and medics.

Pitlochry and Aviemore are two of the biggest tourist town in the Highlands so you have plenty of options for all budgets; from wild camping to 5 star luxury.

With a downhill start, day 1 of the Tour of the Highlands takes you through stunning scenery. The second day takes in the classic 3 Pistes Sportive and Day 3 will be the fastest century ride you will ever do.


Registration Thursday evening

Day 1 Start: Glencoe Mountain Resort, A82, Glencoe PH49 4HZ

Day 2 (Classic 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive ) Start: Pitlochry High School, East Moulin rd, Pitlochry. PH16 5ET

*Day 2 Classic 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive can also be done as an individual event.

Day 3 Start: Aviemore

*Each day will consist of self-assigned waves, 3 minutes apart

*Please see section below on our refund and deferral policy for this event

Organiser Updates (2)

Rider Notes

sent by KOM Events on 31/05/2022 at 09:24

Hello All,

Just 3 sleeps to go. Whooopeee.

Alan & Tom went for a final reccy of the route over the weekend. Here’s their final talking points over and above route notes from previous years.…

  • There is soooo much lovely new tarmac. Councils have been spending budgets and it looks and rides wonderfully.
  • LIGHTS are COMPULSORY… Hill fog / Cloud inversions predicted for Glencoe & Pitlochry starts. 
  • Obey all traffic lights… (there’s 4 sets on course) especially semi temporary set on day 1 just before Tyndrum. Anyone seen jumping red lights will be withdrawn from ride.
  • Ben Lawers road is GO.
    • Descent is the smoothest tarmac you will ever ride… but if damp it will be an ice rink. CAUTION required.
    • Parts of the uphill are still in cut and groove phase prior to new surface… but still in good rideable condition.
  • Schehallion Climb… NEW CAFE & TOILETS at caravan park half way up.
  • Because of public holiday and road closures and diversions along Glen Lyon /  Tummel Valley expect busier than normal roads in these wilderness areas.
    • Large events taking place in Kenmore & Blair Atholl on day 1
    • Large event taking place in Braemar on day 2
    • Guess what… Spean Bridge & Fort William day 3
  • CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION - 
    • Errochty descent at Railway Bridge & River Bridge - LARGE POTHOLES.
    • THE A9 BIKE TRACK is a massive bomb crater.
  • Day 2 has many steep fast descents… we want you to take particular care at Bridge of Brown. The tarmac on the “racing line” is in very poor condition on the lowest S bends. Approx 80 miles into the ride it is your last steep descent of the whole ride…BE CAREFUL.
  • Day 2 Bridge of Dee after Braemar is undergoing major works. Traffic lights are set for 3 minute delay. Be patient. DO NOT JUMP RED LIGHTS
  • Day 3 always worries us. The A86 is fast and narrow. The A82 is busy busy busy. Just take care all the way round.
See you at registration preferably 4-8pm Friday but if you absolutely can't make that then 6am Friday.

Hannah and Alan

A few details....

sent by KOM Events on 16/05/2022 at 10:55
With just a little over 2 weeks to go until the start of this year's Tour of the Highlands I hope everyone is fit and well? Please read the attached document for all the information you should need regarding timings, locations and logistics...

Looking forward to seeing you all in June!

Hannah and Alan
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TOTH fi ....pdf

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