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CONTENTS Sat 4th Highland Perthshire Enduro - Page 3 Sat 4th Highland Safaris Go Bike Day - Page 4 Sun 5th Girls on Tour - Page 5 Sun 5th Progression Bikes Uplift - Page 6 Mon 6th Dunolly Bike Adventure Day - Page 7 Mon 6th Tay Titans Fun Night - Page 8 Tue 7th Comrie Croft BBQ and ride - Page 9 Tue 7th Progression Bikes Downhill Taster - Page 10 Wed 8th ByCycle Guided Ride - Page 11 Wed 8th Escape Route Back to nature XC - Page 14 Thu 9th Skinny Tyres: Tour of the Lochs - Page 16 Thu 9th Locals ride - Page 17 Fri 10th Pump track and BBQ night at Dunolly - Page 18 Fri 10th The Film Night at the Birks Cinema - Page 19 Sat 11th BIG DAY - Page 12 / 13 / 22 For event information contact: kat@highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk Tel: 01887 829802 All info in this booklet was correct at time of printing but please visit www.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk for the most up-to-date info on all events For directions or other info for specific events please contact the event holder/ location directly.


Highland Perthshire Enduro Saturday 4th May, 9.30am-4.30pm Polney Sawmill, Dunkeld, PH8 0HU

SAT 4th MAY

Event Details:

Stage MTB Enduro over approx 49km in Highland Perthshire.

What is it?

All the best bits from one area of Highland Perthshire in one ride. The Highland Perthshire MTB Enduro brings you lung puffing uphills, technical downhills, fast fire road, and above all else the chance for a fun ride with your mates. The course is approx 49km long and there will be several timed stages, prizes and maybe even a party. Hold on to your helmets the first Highland Perthshire Enduro is here!

Suitable for:

Intermediate+ mountain bikers. 16+ years

How to enter:

http://www.nofussevents.co.uk

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Highland Safaris - Go Bike Day Saturday 4th May, 10am-4pm Highland Safaris, Dull, nr Aberfeldy, PH15 2JQ

Event Details:

Fun-filled Go Bike Day is completely free to attend with a host of two-wheeled activities and events

What is it?

• FREE DROP AT THE TOP – 11am & 1.30pm Don’t miss this effortless hilltop start. Limited Places • BIKE MAINTENANCE & TOP TIPS - Perth City Cycles • TEST RIDE top of the range Scott Bikes • SKINNY TYRES - GET OUT AND RIDE Road bike coaching and best practice. Ride like a pro! • BIKETRAX TIME TRIALS - Saddle up and beat the Stig • BIG SCREEN ACTION best of MTB & Road Biking action - be inspired! • BBQ - Yummy Burgers & much more!

Suitable for:

For all ages & abilities.

Contact:

Highland Safaris, Dull, nr Aberfeldy, PH15 2JQ Tel: 01887 820071

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Girls On Tour

Sunday 5th May, 11am Aberfeldy Cycle Centre Dunolly Adventures, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BP

SUN 5th MAY

Event Details:

A relaxed ride for women and girls with an experienced guide.

What is it?

About 25 miles of flattish riding with lots of stops for chat, snacks. lunch and coffee. Bring your own pack lunch and we will stop for coffee.

Suitable for: All abilities Cost: ÂŁ6.50pp To book visit:

www.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk

Contact:

Emma Burtles emma@highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk 01887 829802

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4th & 5th MAY

Progression Bikes Uplift

FREE timing on all DH uplifts Sunday 5th May (9am-dark) The Chalet, Atholl Arms hotel, Dunkeld, PH8 0AQ.

Event Details:

Uplift service for the downhill mountain biking tracks in Craigvinean Forest, Dunkeld.

What is it?

DH Uplift, with several routes and multiple lines down the hill it is a great chance to race your mates, hone your skills and top the board. PLUS FREE timing! Limited spaces, advanced booking required (07825 322 225)

Suitable for:

Off road cyclists, intermediate or expert. Any bikes suitable but full suspension recommended.

Cost: ÂŁ25pp for the full day. Contact:

Progression Bikes, Dunkeld PH8 0AQ, 07825 322 225

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Dunolly Bike Adventure Day Monday 6th May, 10am Aberfeldy Cycle Centre, Dunolly Adventures, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BP

MON 6th MAY

Event Details:

Take a day to get out and explore some of Perthshire’s most stunning countryside.

What is it?

A guided bike ride through Griffin Forest, enjoying a variety of different trails and getting up close and personal to the new wind turbines! Meet us at our centre in the morning for tea, coffee and an introductory meeting. We will then drop you and your guides at the start of your adventure, provisioned with a picnic lunch.

Suitable for:

All abilities and types, recommended 12yrs+.

Cost: ÂŁ55pp.

Booking essential call Rachel at Dunolly Adventures on 01887 820298.

Contact:

Aberfeldy Cycle Centre Tel: 01887 820298

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Tay Titans Fun Night

Monday 6th May 6pm Dunkeld & Birnam recreation ground Dunkeld, PH8 0AD

Event Details:

The Tay Titans youth cycle club are having a Fun Night of games, races and obstacles.

Suitable for:

This event is open to all (parents welcome), come along and enjoy the fun and find out more about the Tay Titans. Bring a bike! Refreshments provided.

Contact:

Emma Burtles emma@highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk 01887 829802

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Comrie Croft BBQ and ride

Tuesday 7th May, 7pm Comrie Croft, Braincroft, Comrie/Crieff, PH7 4JZ

TUE 7th MAY

Event Details:

BBQ and all abilities Bike Ride at Comrie Croft Trails.

FREE event

What is it?

Strathearn Mountain Biking Club invite you join us for our annual BBQ Bike Ride at Comrie Croft Bike Trails. A fun blast around some trails, followed by a sausage and burger fest. Rides will be led by qualified local experts, and there will be different levels of rides to cater for all abilities. Come and try out the skills park, or tackle our challenging hand built singletrack. Friendly, informal and fun.

Suitable for:

All levels, but a mountain bike is a requirement. Bikes available to rent on the evening from Comrie Croft Bikes.

Contact:

Free event but please contact Colin Mcphail to confirm numbers: colin@comriecroft.com T: 01764 670140

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Progression Bikes Downhill uplift taster evening

Tuesday 7th May (6pm-9pm) Progression Bikes, The Chalet, Atholl Arms hotel, Dunkeld, PH8 0AQ Event details: Your chance to try out the Uplift service for downhill mountain biking, for free! What is it? The downhill uplift service is for downhill mountain biking using the tracks in Craigvinean Forest, Dunkeld. This type of mountain biking finds riders pushing (or getting a lift from the landrover and trailer) to the top of the track, they then ride the track down back to the bottom. The track is a challenging descent of tight bends, steep terrain, rocks and roots. If you are new to downhill, would like to try the tracks out for the first time, never been sure if the Uplift service is worth the money or if you didn’t even know it was there, this is your chance to try it out for FREE. Suitable for: Off road cyclists, intermediate or expert. Any bikes suitable but full suspension recommended. Limited spaces, booking essential. Contact: Progression Bikes, Dunkeld PH8 0AQ M: 07825 322 225

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ByCycle guided ride Wednesday 8th May, 6.30pm Birnam Institute, Station Road, Birnam, PH8 0DS

Event details:

ByCycle opens its summer series of leisurely Wednesday evening rides with a family ride around Birnam.

WED 8th MAY FREEt even

What is it?

The ride starts from the Birnam Institute at 6.30pm and follows the Tay from fishing hut to fishing hut, through the Hilton grounds, a distance of around 8 miles. Afterwards some people may wish to stay on for a drink and a chat at a local inn.

Suitable for: All abilities

Contact:

The ride will be led by Katharine Melville Tel: 01350 727048

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BIG DAY 11TH MAY

The BIG Day is BACK and it’s BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE! 11am – 4pm Victoria Park, Aberfeldy

Don’t Miss: • Heart stopping performances from the renowned stunt team, The Clan • Fly through the air with your Bike before landing safely on the Airbag - this is THE most popular activities for both kids and adults • Crazy Bikes - backwards, forwards, side to side, 3 wheels, 4 wheels… Cycle like never before! • Pump Track – try out a huge range of bikes from various suppliers on our Pump Track • Take part in a host of FREE activities for all ages, look out for the Cycling Clown, Face Painting and Dress up Your Bike - taking fancy dress to a new level! • Browse through our Shopping Village - with some of the biggest names in the Cycling & Outdoor industry • Plus much much more! JOIN US FOR A GREAT DAY OUT! And the best bit – NO ENTRY FEE, but a donation on the gate would be appreciated. For up to date details, please visit

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WED 8th MAY

Escape route: Back to Nature

(natural trail riding) Wednesday 8th May, 6.30pm Escape Route, 3 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5DX.

Event Details:

An exciting quick paced guided xc ride of some of Highland Perthshire’s great natural trails.

What is it?

This guided ride will be an intermediate level xc ride of approx 2-3 hours with plenty ups, downs, singletrack and brilliant scenery!

Suitable for: intermediate mountain bikers Cost: ÂŁ6.50pp To book visit:

www.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk

Contact:

Kat Brown kat@highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk 01887 829802

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THU Skinny Tyres 9th Tour of the Lochs MAY Thursday 9th May, 7-9pm

Skinny Tyres Taybank, Tay Terrace, Dunkeld, PH8 0AQ

Event details:

An evening guided road ride around Dunkeld.

What is it?

This guided road ride is the perfect opportunity to discover some great cycling roads, meet new people and have a relaxed evening ride. It will be approx 25 miles (2 hours).

Suitable for:

Beginner and intermediate road cyclists with their own road bike (hire can be arranged at an additional cost).

Cost: ÂŁ6.50pp To book visit:

www.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk

Contact:

Kat Brown kat@highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk Tel: 01887 829802

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Locals ride

Thursday 9th May, 7.30pm Ailean Chraggan hotel Weem, nr Aberfeldy, PH15 2LD Event details: A group of local mountain bikers heading out on a sociable medium paced MTB ride near Aberfeldy.

THU 9th MAY FREE event

Where is it? Meet at the Ailean Chraggan hotel, Weem. Please note this is not a guided ride and the local riders nor Highland Perthshire Cycling take any responsibility for this event.

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FRI Dunolly Open afternoon with 10th Pump track and BBQ MAY Friday 10th May 3.30pm-7pm Aberfeldy Cycle Centre, Dunolly Adventures, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BP

FREE event

Event Details:

Special Open Afternoon just for the Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival

What is it?

Bouncy castles, free climbing, face painting, a fantastic bike obstacle course including PUMP TRACK! The Cycling Centre will be having a discount evening, with many items on offer. Maintenance staff will be on hand to give you advice on looking after your bike! BBQ with Dunolly Burgers and stacks of Homemade cakes.

Suitable for: All ages Contact:

Dunolly Adventures, Taybridge Drive, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BP. Tel: 01887 820298

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The Film Night

Friday 10th May, time 7.30pm The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy

FRI 10th MAY

Event Details:

The Birks Cinema are hosting this exciting evening of cycling films, both amateur and a big feature.

What is it?

The amateur films will come from you guys. So, if you ever wanted to make your own film about your favourite riding spot in the hills behind your house or get creative with some great cinematography or think you’ve got the skills to put Danny Macaskill to shame then now’s the time to let us all see! We are currently taking film submissions, email a link to your film to kat@highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk before 10th April 2013.

Suitable for: Everyone Contact:

The Birks Cinema, Dunkeld street, Aberfeldy www.birkscinema.co.uk

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SAT The BIG Day 11th Saturday 11th May, 11am - 4pm MAY Victoria Park, Aberfeldy, PH15 2EQ Event Details: FREE event

Fun filled family fun day

What is it?:

Don’t miss this fun filled family fun day ideal for all ages and abilities which will complete the Cycling Festival with a BANG! Join us for exciting, heart stopping displays, fantastic FREE activities for all ages, try out our crazy Funny Bikes, look out for our Cycling Clown, let the kids get rid of some energy on the bouncy castles, try out a fantastic range of bikes on our Pump Track and browse through the Cycling & Outdoors tradestand village. Check our website for the most up to date details www.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk

Suitable for?

All ages and abilities. No entry fee but a donation on the gate would be appreciated.

Contact:

Kat Brown, kat@highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk 01887 829802

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EventScotland is the national events agency and proud supporter of Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival. This event is part of The Year of Natural Scotland 2013 which is a chance to showcase, celebrate and promote Scotland’s great natural assets and reputation as a land of outstanding beauty on the world stage. For more information about The Year of Natural Scotland visit: eventscotland.org/natural For more information about what we do visit: eventscotland.org and follow @EventScotNews


8 days of riding bikes, events and films at

2013 ‘The Festival has been great, I loved the crazy bikes’ Douglas ‘The Tay Titan’s Fun Night was excellent, really good to see such a buzzing cycle club’ Katriona

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‘I’ve entered the Highland Perthshire Enduro. It will be my first Enduro and I am looking forward to it!’ Graeme


Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival 2013  

A week long of cycling fun based in Highland Perthshire Scotland.

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