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Cycling in Kinross

  • Cycling in Kinross
  • Cycling in Kinross
 
 
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Cycling in Kinross-shire gives the rider a choice of many and varied routes, ranging from long distance road rides and hill climbs, to flat dirt tracks and off-road excitement.

On a road bike, the area easily allows riders of all ages to enjoy anything from a simple hour around the Loch to a full day passing Glen Eagles into Perthshire before returning to Kinross via one of many farm shop cafeterias.

No where else can we ride through villages with names like Yetts of Muchart, Crook of Devon, climbing hills such as the Wicks o' Baglie or navigating the extremely quite roads of the Ochil hills such as the Path of Condie and Rossie Ochil.

Kinross-shire enjoys some of the best National Cycle Routes passing through its borders allowing for some very safe cycling.

The hills of East and West Lomond give the mountain biker plenty of opportunity to enhance their off road mountain climbing and Blairadam and Pitmedden forests are just two of the fantastic off road mountain biking areas.

Kinross is blessed with a well stocked cycle shop, giving advice on routes, bikes, maintenance and on site repairs. Details can be found at http://www.lochlevencycles.co.uk

The village has its own cycle club that is predominately a road club but also has recently ventured into mountain biking and runs ladies only days as well.

The club has 100 members and cycles every Sunday morning averaging 40 - 45 miles at varying speeds to suit all abilities. The mountain bike section meets at different venues locally at the same time and the ladies only road rides are on the last Saturday of each month. Locals and tourists alike are always made welcome if they would like to ride with the club for a morning. Contact the club for more details http://www.kinrosscyclingclub.co.uk
There are several very good web sites for route finding or map making. http://www.cycle-route.com/ is a nationwide website with pre defined routes for all areas of the UK and http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/ is a site that allows the individual to create his own route.

Here are 2 samples of the local area: All photos are copyright of CycleSportPhotos.com (2012)