Clyde Muirshiel and Ride 63 Community Cycling Club Pedal the Park Road Sportive will take place on Sunday 23rd April 2017. Last year the 100km road ride attracted over 200 cyclists and organisers are this year hoping to beat that once again, raising more money for our chosen charity partner CLIC Sargent.
The sportive route takes participants from the start at Castle Semple Visitor Centre in Lochwinnoch, north through Renfrewshire, down along the coast through Inverclyde, then uphill and inland to the first challenging climb to the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre and the first feed station & toilets. From here, at Loch Thom, participants descend into Largs and head along the coast for the second challenging climb – the very scenic Fairlie to Dalry Moor Road in the North Ayrshire. Then, it’s nearly all downhill to the finish back at the Centre in Lochwinnoch.
Exact route information will be posted soon, it is in the process of a reroute due to the announcement of additional roadworks in the area.
Entry costs just £15 including £5 donation to CLIC Sargent in Scotland. You can also raise more money for the chairty when sponsorship forms are sent out nearer the time or create your own internet online donation page. Please note this is not a closed road sportive.
Go on… it’s time to enter
Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the past road sportives, here’s some photos from the first one in 2015 and 2016’s second event sportive here and special olympics time trial plus start/finish images here.
PTP Road Sportive is a friendly springtime event organised by Ride 63 and Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park staff, it is suitable for most riders although a little training in advance is recommended. British Cycling has a wide range of training plans to help you prepare for a sportive, find them online here.