Best Bike Rides 2015-2

Number 2

Pitlochry the Long Way Round

The nice day out. Awesome uphills and awesomely awesome downhills through the wildest of wild countryside on quiet roads past three beautiful rivers. Cool but sunny, a good day for some sweaty exercise. Felt the benefit of Tenerife and Mallorca and rode strongly until the end. You want hills? Then come then to Scotland. More climbing that Teide on Tenerife or Sa Calobra on Mallorca…My Director Sportive Kathryn collected me and the fish & chips from ‘The Plaice to Be’ in Pitlochry were the best ever. What a day.

Pitlochry tp Newtonmore
No Traffic Problems Hereabouts


Date: 14/05/2015

Route: Newtonmore-Aviemore-Nethy-Tomintoul-Braemar-Glenshee-Kirkmichael-Pitlochry

Country: Scotland

Distance: 112 miles

Time on Bike: 08:29:30

Average: 13 mph

Max: 44 mph

Ascent: 8302 feet

Average Temperature: 12 Celsius

Wind: SE-light (but irritating)

Pitlochry tp Newtonmore
In 2014 same route in the Opposite Direction – this is on the climb out of Deeside towards Cockbridge, with worst still to come up to The Lecht


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