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Long Route

11 July 2021

HQ Queens Hall, Dunoon
PA23 7HH

Stats

Distance: 149.9km
Elevation: +2043m
Ride Time: 6 – 10hrs
Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00
Feeds: x3
Price: £35

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We post Timing Chips and Rider Numbers to you on the Tuesday before the event.

You must complete a COVID Questionnaire and Book a Start Slot, this will open 5 days before and close 2 days before the event.

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Setting off from the stunning town of Dunoon the long and medium routes stay together all the way to the first feed.

From the off, you are on the amazing coast road by the side of Holy Loch which takes you a flat 5 miles to Dalinlongart where the climbing begins.

Just a 1.4miles of ascent at 3.3% average (9.8%max) will ease you gently before dropping down to Loch Striven.

At 12miles in another cheeky climb which takes you almost 2miles up maxing out at 16% but again this is just a warm-up before you reach Bealach Maim which is 2miles at 9% (18%max).

So that is your first 20miles out of the way we will give you some respite along the coast from Otters Ferry to all the way to the feed station at Strachur and it’s here the medium and long routes split.

From the feed, the long route turns right and continues up the coast to The Tinkers Heart where it heads inland where you immediately hit the climbs of Hells Glenn and Rest and be Thankful. From here the climbing eases and you continue on your loopback to Strachur for a second feed before a stunning scenic return to Dunoon taking in Lock Eck a little hop OVER to Loch Long and its coast all the way to the finish and well-deserved medals.

Fancy a challenge?

The GTR Return to life Race Team will be starting the event, they are doing the same route but are going to be riding at race pace, you are welcome to join them if you can keep up that is!

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2021 Series Jersey

2021 Series Jersey

Jersey offer extended until 1st May, be quick, limited sizes now available.

Enter any 4 2021 Sportives and receive this awesome Primal Europe LTD unique series jersey FREE!

Limited to 200 copies, this is the 9th year we have offered a jersey!
The 2021 jersey is the same cut as 2020, with the aero sleeves and new pocket design. This quality of jersey retails at £65!

Stock will arrive late Feb and be posted to you. Available in XS/S/M/L/XL/2XL/3XL.

Once you’ve entered 4 or more events contact us at jersey@velo29.com

You must have entered the 4th event before 31st March 2021.

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