Fantastic ride great challengng route cant wait till next years event
Another excellent event from AMR. Superb organisation and great signage along the route. Just wish those riders who bail out from doing the longer distance let the organisers know.
My 2nd sportive with action medical and what a day. Starting out at 730 with a bit of nerves and anticipation of what lay ahead. I have to say from the starting line and heading out this soon disappeared. Lots of friendly chat along the way and brilliant feed stops. Amazing climbs and decents wow!! And ouch!! Especially dukes pass although chuffed with myself for not getting off the bike apart from feed stops. A special thanks to a guy who inspired me with his story about his prostate cancer ordeal. ( good luck for the op next week) and lastly to the guy who caught my wheel in the last 5 mile or so and we helped each other back due to the finish line because of the head wind. Well i hadnt much left in the tank.
New reverse route fantastic.! Duke's Pass twice amaizing
i cycled the champion route of the trossachs ton yesterday. i can honestly say it was amazing. the organsation was outstanding. the people on hand to help at the various feed stations were all lovely and very helpful. the route was excellent and really well signed. i could go on but it will do just to say you should all be very proud of yourselves and the amazing work that you do.
Fantastic day out; brilliant weather, super route, great organisation and support.
Only spoiled at end by the rather noisy generator supporting the hot-food wagon! Rather spoiled the ambience deserved after 100 miles.
Great day great organisation will defiantly try and do it next year......
Well this was my fourth trip round the TT route and I think it was my best. The weather was just right for riding, damp but windless. i was eaten alive by the midges but only on the exposed parts! Fantastic organisation once again and some of the roads had been resurfaced which was nice. The route back to Stirling is much better although the legs are a little weary by then.
Many thanks to all of the team. I'll be back next year. More skin so soft on order.
A total newbie, I did take the advice and trained properly for it, which meant that I was not only fit for it, but could push myself and finish strongly. Took first part to Aberfoyle steady, and had plenty legs for the Duke. Midges had the tackety boots on at Loch Katrine where the support team were brilliant, they were at all 3 stops. With plenty left in the tank, I really hammered the last stretch - well, including steady, on saddle riding up entire Crow Road. Bumpy from there for a few miles then a fun rapid finish to Stirling. Well done to all organisers and thanks: it had been my obsession for months, losing 2 stone in the process, and didn't let me down in any way. Nice to raise money for charity along the way too. I'd recommend it to anyone!
Another triumph by the Trossachs Ton team! I've completed the 100 mile route for the 3rd time now and it just gets better every year. The organisation was fantastic and the route, though tougher in the first half (the A81 braes and then the Dukes Pass-ouch!!) was much more comfortable on the wheels! A very good call on cancelling Loch Katrine!! My only concern would be the section back to Kippen roundabout along the A811 after turning off the A81 at the Drymen junction. A very busy road with more than a few impatient drivers which must have been intimidating for less experienced riders. Having the timing chip is a great idea though it doesn't account for your feed stops or lunch break but it still gives a good idea of the general time from start to finish. Well done to all the staff and I look forward to next year!!