Trossachs Ton testimonials
Great event, lovely route,well organised.Thank you . I will be back
Elana GrayJune 2016
Great event, very good organisation and well signposted scenic route. Well done! Would happily do it again! (But must remember insect repellant to keep the midges away!)
What a great day to celebrate Father's Day for such a good cause. This was my 7th time i can honestly say it was amazing and gets better every year. 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. It is a Ton of a cycle.
Beautiful Scottish Country side 7 lochs( Carron Valley, Loch Venecar, loch Katrine, Loch, loch Arclet, Loch Chon, Loch Ard, Loch Venecar, challanging "DOUBLE" dukes pass climb, Crow road, and many more.
Murat DilekJune 2016
A huge thanks to all the volunteers who made this terrific and challenging event, a highly enjoyable experience. Having only taken up cycling at Christmas this was my first Sportive and so I approached the day with some trepidation, particularly as my two 'mates' and I were undertaking the Champion route. If we can conquer the Duke's Pass twice anyone can! A superb and interesting route although the last ten miles along the A811 were the hardest. Stirling Castle never seemed to get nearer! To anyone who is in doubt about this for next year, go for it. The rewards outmatch the pains.
Mark MelvilleJune 2016
What a great way to celebrate father's day for such a good cause. This is my 7th time and it is a Ton of a cycle. Carron Valley, Crow Road, double dukes pass,
Murat DilekJune 2016
My first ever sportive at the age of 72 so can't compare with other events, but enjoyed the experience. The organisers, helpers and other riders were friendly, helpful and supportive. I crashed on the private road on the North side of Loch Katrine and several riders came to my assistance immediately and had me and my bike roadworthy enough in no time to go on and complete the course. My thanks to all involved. Hope to see you next year.
Kent SmeatonJune 2016
This was my first cycling event EVER and i took on the challenging 106 mile course, i was nervous at first when i showed up on the day but the people who organised this event were friendly and very helpful. Out on the course the food stops were well stocked with everything you would need from tunnocks tea cakes and flapjacks to big vats of high5 and boxes of bananas, everything you could ever need to refuel before setting off again. The course is well signed (if a bit small) and what a course, challenging climbs, fast descents and long flats to recharge your legs, then there's the scenery......just stunning. I would recommend The Trossachs Ton to both novices and to old hands looking for a challenge, a great day out which passed so fast it didn't feel like 7hrs .
Neil MitchellJuly 2015
Fantastic event - people were excellent - helpful, motivational and friendly. The food stop stations during and at the end were excellent - couldn't fault it. Routes clearly sign posted all the way. Great achievement setting up an event like this - well done - Thanks
Did the Champion 106 mile route which was absolutely fantastic. Great scenery and a fine, relaxed atmosphere; the food stops were perfectly spaced and gave my brother Jeb and I something to aim for through the course. Said stops were also well-stocked with energy-boosting flapjacks, bananas and hydration, all served by a dedicated and good-humoured staff - thank you! Only wish your measured time took account of these with a bleeper as my moving time was 7.19 but I'm posted as 8.34 due to too much munching/chatting! This was my first sportive and I'm glad I did the 106miles; if you can ride 75% of the distance then you can ride this without too much bother. The second ascent of the Duke's pass took some mental steel but my wife and kids were happily on hand to will me on - thanks Clare, Nairn, Morven and Elsie!
The signage was also fantastically clear and my only small gripe would be the slightly naff medal which appears to be generic over all the courses; because Strava cut out on my phone, people will just have to take my word I did the Champion! All in all though, a great day and I'll definitely be back next year - thank you!
Chris BlackJune 2015
Fantastic event with flawless organisation. Stepped up to the Champion Route for 2015 after riding the Classic last year. A huge thanks to the weather planner for the tail wind in the last 10 miles, it was very much appreciated.