CLAN currently has 10 spaces in the Ride the North events.
To take one of these places the cost is £135 per place.
We will work with you to set an individual sponsorship target which is achievable for you personally. However, we ask that this sponsorship target is at least £250 to help cover our costs and so we have some funds to feed into providing services to people affected by cancer.
There has been a remarkable boom in cycling over recent years and the North East of Scotland boasts some truly wonderful cycling experiences. RIDE the NORTH is not a race, but rather a challenge ride for cyclists of all abilities.
2 Day Ride Around Grampian Highlands
This is a supported ride, with mechanical support, support vehicles, signposting, lunches, mobile coffee stops, refreshments, luggage transfer and of course all the encouragement you will need. All this, along with an event cycling jersey is included in the fee.
Day One (option 1) – Oldmeldrum to Forres (92 miles)
Ride the North 2018 will have two start/end options and two overnight hubs. The market town of Oldmeldrum some 20 miles north of Aberdeen will be the start point for those who are riding to Forres (from where transport will be available to Nairn and Findhorn).
The route will pass Inverurie, Castle Fraser, Keig, Rhynie, Dufftown, Edinvillie and Dallas. This is day with considerable climbing. It’s mostly fairly easy going for the first 25 miles other than the steep drive to Castle Fraser, but the Lord’s Throat (29 mile mark) following the River Don to Keig is the start of a succession of hills. The Suie to Clatt, then the Cabrach heading north towards Dufftown and the Beatshachn (between Dufftown and Edinville) promises to be the toughest of the day. The beautiful Moray town of Forres marks the 92 mile point and the end of a tough opening day, but with multiple refreshment stops along the way.
Day Two (option 1) – Forres to Oldmeldrum (82 miles)
Those who started in Oldmeldrum on Saturday morning will finish in the town on Sunday afternoon. There will be less climbing on the second day, but it’s a long way from being flat. It is a gentle start to reach, Elgin, cross the River Spey at Garmouth and then onwards to Clochan, Marnoch, Rothiemay, Rothienorman, Cross of Jackston and finally back to Oldmeldrum.
Day One (option 2) – Castle Fraser to Elgin (89 miles)
Ride the North 2018 will have two start/end options and two overnight hubs. The magnificent National Trust for Scotland property Castle Fraser some 20 miles north west of Aberdeen will be the start point for those who are riding to Elgin (from where transport will be available to Lossiemouth, Fochabers, Rothes and Craigellachie).
The route will pass Keig, Rhynie, Dufftown, Edinvillie, Dallas and Forres. This is a day with considerable climbing. It’s only a short warm-up before The Lord’s Throat (8 mile mark) following the River Don to Keig. then it’s on to The Suie to Clatt, the Cabrach heading north towards Dufftown, while the Beatshachn (between Dufftown and Edinville) promises to be the toughest of the day. The final 15 miles between Forres and Elgin are a little easier going. Elgin marks the 89 mile point and the end of a tough opening day, but with multiple refreshment stops along the way.
Day Two (option 2) – Elgin to Castle Fraser (85 miles)