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Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by HopeValleyPaul » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:03 pm

Does anyone know if a group start is planned for September?

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by In Reverse » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:05 pm

There wasn't one last year but three of us went and did it anyway.

Start a thread about it on here and people will probably join you. :-bd

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by Lazarus » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:57 pm

How fast you thinking of doing it if you want company or failing that what he said and see you at the start.

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by FLV » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:40 pm

I might be up for a start paul, too slow to race it but might have a go at a potter round

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:49 pm

Any1 got the gpx link... interested too

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Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:05 pm

http://www.cairngormsloop.net/map.html

I'm swithering about this too. Pace undetermined but likely to involve 2 nights.

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by HopeValleyPaul » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:12 pm

Hiya Dave

not yet sure if I'm doing an ITT or a potter around?

After my partial highland trail tour I've got delusions of grandeur so I'm going to try and do a sub 24 hour Peak 200 starting Tuesday morning. If that goes well Im going to try and ITT the Cairngorms loop.
Not quite sure when though, potentially the weekend of the 21st September, but depends massively on what my unwritten off duty is which I won't know until mid July.

Hope all is well with you.

Paul




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redefined_cycles wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:49 pm
Any1 got the gpx link... interested too
Its a great route http://www.cairngormsloop.net/map.html

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by FLV » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:42 pm

Pretty good cheers Paul. Hope you're well too.

I'm in the same boat. Really enjoyed riding all day on the Tuscany trail, though I didn't exactly rough it :lol:

If the stars (family commitments) align I'd be up or a start on that date. I have to say though, if the weather looks like the May start I'll likely not drive up.

We should get the old gang together for a social peak ride soon too.

Shaf, Like Paul says its a cracker of a route. One of my favorites.

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:54 pm

I see Steve has the Autumn group start listed as 31st August. That would be the Bank Holiday weekend?

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:56 pm

Thanks for the link Paul... Didnt manage to download the gpx for some reason (will try and rip it off someones routes sections in strava).

Dave, yeah... Scotland is a top 'to do' list. Fills me with excitement and fear all at the same time (lots of fear). I bet theres not really many resupply points enroute so most people would carry a massive chunk of the days/2 days food with them... :wink:

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:30 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Thanks for the link Paul... Didnt manage to download the gpx for some reason (will try and rip it off someones routes sections in strava).

Dave, yeah... Scotland is a top 'to do' list. Fills me with excitement and fear all at the same time (lots of fear). I bet theres not really many resupply points enroute so most people would carry a massive chunk of the days/2 days food with them... :wink:
You pass Aviemore twice and there's a 24hr supermarket there. Shops in Tomintoul and Braemar. Other eateries en route too. I'll try to put together a list.

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by HopeValleyPaul » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:44 am

Logistically it’s a great route with loads of options.

CAingorms loop

km description
0 Blair Atholl
52 Escape to Kingussie if needed
63 Escape to Kincraig if needed
81 Glenmore visitors centre (cafe 9:30-4pm)
84 Detour to Ryovan bothy if needed (1km off route)
96 Fords of avon refuge
107 Bob Scott hut
112 Toilet and escape to Braemar if needed
119 Turning point for inner/outer loop (R=inner,L=outer/escape route)
139 Ruigh Aiteachain bothy )
151 Escape to Kincraig if needed
160 escape/resupply at Aviemore
177 Ryokan Bothy off route (5km south)
200 Tomintoul resupply/ SYHA shop untill 7 or 5:30 on Sunday.
236 Braemar resupply
246 Bob Scott bothy (5km detour north)
261 Shortcut SSW down river Tilt if needed.
300 Blair Atholl

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by bigtalljohn » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:27 am

After the May snowfest, I'm up for a return to complete unfinished business. Ain't going to be fast or pretty but need to get it done.
At my age you would think I would be very wise, but alas still stupid enough to get into trouble

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 am

What dates are folk thinking of? Threads about other "events" are slowly convincing me....

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by Karl » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:00 pm

The website states 31st August group start, that's when me and Phil F-T are heading up

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by Rasta » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:24 pm

I hope to be up Scotland way for a month this Aug/Sept. First trip will be the Great Glen Way then maybe this one.

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:37 am

I was through Feshie yesterday (see the Todays Ride thread). There are more changes to the official route as the estate are replacing and repairing some of the worst bits. I've sent Steve an email and he's asked me to send him a GPX file of the new line(s).

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by br » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:57 pm

We did the outer loop at the weekend (and had a beer with ScotRoutes, cheers!) as our first bikepacking trip.

Conditions were really good with the only issues:
- missed the route climb out of Glen Brown and ended up going North rather than East for a mile or so, then backtracked.
- Old Fire Station café in Tomintoul was a bit naff, but there is another opposite
- the singletrack into Glen Tilt is hard work if you've panniers (my pal on his old On One 456 Summer Season).

And that's it on the negatives, so recommend the route totally but really wouldn't fancy it in cold weather with the sheer number of fords.

I used my Planet X Full Monty and soft luggage, very happy with my choice (over either my HT or FS).

Stayed in Aviemore YHA and the Moorfield Hotel (YHA full, highly recommended) in Braemar.

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by Swayndo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:23 pm

Think this suits me.

Scotroutes, I have the food and beer stops mapped out :wink:. Furrybreeks is showing an interest too.

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Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Post by slarge » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:50 pm

The Bank Holiday weekend is the 24/25th August, not the 31st August.

I am thinking of having a crack over the 24/25th weekend as it looks like I will have a passout!!

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