Thank You & Well Done!
The first ‘Aviemore 100’ event was a huge success and the event organising partnership of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and Mikes Bikes (Aviemore) offer our sincere thanks to all the brave riders and all the amazing volunteers in the event support team who made this inaugural event such a great day for everyone!
We hope to have some news about next year’s event very soon…stay tuned!
The event results and some great images can be found at these links:
The 'Aviemore 100'
Saturday 12th May 2018
Brand new for 2018, the ‘Aviemore 100’ is a partnership cycling event organised by the great team at Mikes Bikes (Aviemore) Limited in conjunction with CHSS. Taking place on Saturday 12th May, this innovative new biking event involves endurance road biking and off-road mountain biking over a total route distance of 100km. The challenge can be completed as a solo rider or as team of two and the superb cycle route will see you ride some of the best and stunning scenery that the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.
Get the pre-event information and rules here
About the Ride
The ‘Aviemore100’ is a multi-discipline cycling challenge over 100 km’s involving a road cycle section and followed by an off-road mountain bike stage. The route can be completed as a solo rider or you can easily team up with a mate as a team of two with one rider taking on the road route followed by your team mate on the mountain bike route. The first stage is a scenic approx 70 km road cycle route set on well-surfaced quiet rural roads to the north east of Aviemore with the shadow of the mighty Cairngorm Mountains looking down on you. With the excellent road section completed the next stage is an approx 30 km off-road route set in and around the trails and tracks of Glenmore Forest Park where riders will experience a treat range of terrain and features to keep you entertained! The event base, start, transition and finish will all be located at the Forestry Commission Hayfield area in Glenmore. At the morning start the first stage road cycle riders will be set off in small groups at short intervals and all riders in both stages will have their time recorded electronically. For those taking part as a team of two, the mountain bike rider will be set off when their team road cycle rider has completed their route. All riders will receive an event memento, snack and a very warm welcome at the finish line and the entire route will be clearly signed and marshalled. Covering an impressive 100km this event route will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cairngorms National Park and promises some breathtaking views.
How to Register
Entries for this brand new and spectacular cycling challenge are now open! Click on the ‘Register Now’ button below to sign up for this epic cycle challenge. Not only will you get to have a fantastic and memorable day of varied cycling in the iconic Cairngorms, but your efforts will also directly help people in your local community who are affected by life-changing chest, heart and stroke illness.
Am I good enough?
Yes! The ‘Aviemore 100’ is a challenge but it’s an achievable challenge providing you are reasonably fit and healthy, have some experience of road and MTB riding and understand that it’s all about completing the challenge and not about how fast you do it. If you are concerned about completing the whole challenge then why not enter as a pair with a friend and complete your preferred section
How hard is it?
The road section is approximately 70km and follows quiet rural roads with various undulations but nothing too serious. The mountain bike route is approximately 30km and follows a fantastic network of off-road forest trails and paths and any technical or difficult sections can easily be walked. However that does not mean the mountain bike section is easier! A well-maintained mountain bike with hydraulic disc brakes and front suspension is recommended as a minimum for the MTB route and hybrids or cross-bikes are not permitted
I have a road bike but not a Mountain Bike and want to take part as a solo?
Don’t worry! Mountain bike rental is readily available for participants from Mikes Bikes (Aviemore) at a special rate of just £10 for the event. Rental Bikes will be taken to and uplifted from the event hub for you meaning you do not have to worry about fitting both in your vehicle. You can book your bike during entry registration or contact Mikes Bikes (Aviemore) direct
How safe is the event?
The ‘Aviemore 100’ event will be subject to a detailed event safety risk assessment and every practical measure will be in place to ensure the safety of participants and others. Approval and close liaison will be maintained with all relevant public agencies, the local police and especially all local communities. The entire event route will be well-signed and will have competent marshals in place and adequate communications, medical cover and bike technical assistance will be across the event. You will be well supported to complete your ‘Aviemore 100’ challenge…
Then please consider further helping people who have been affected by life-changing chest, heart or stroke illness and are trying to get their lives back on track. By getting sponsored for your epic ‘Aviemore 100’ efforts you will be directly helping people who have affected by debilitating illness and are now striving to get back a quality of life in their home and community. You can easily and quickly set up an online fundraising page and make your challenge participation do some valued good for people in real need. Or you use the traditional sponsor form method to seek any amount of valued sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues alike – if you want a sponsor form or fundraising materials or need any advice or help with setting up an online fundraising page or with any aspect of fundraising then please contact Megan who is on hand to help – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01463 701195.
Have any Questions?
If you have any questions about the event please contact us using the form below and the team at Mikes Bikes (Aviemore) Limited and CHSS will be in touch as soon as we can