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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:32 pm 
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guys

I always fancied doing some of the longer trails around Glencoe / Kinlochleven etc so thought i would post up to guage interest.

We could shoot for 3rd weekend in September - avoids conflict with the road ride in Aug and Peak district national on 2nd weekend of September.

Probably best as a 2 day stay as the ride is approx 7-8 hours with camping in the Red squirrell campsite with beers in the Clachaig Inn in the middle of glenoe.

did some research and found some quotes etc:
"Best natural ride around the area is Devil's Staircase, Blackwater Dam,, Ciaran path Kinlochleven, Devil's Staircase loop. Some WHW content but well worth it"

http://www.mountainbikerides.co.uk/news ... trail.html
http://www.mbr.co.uk/routes/scotland-ro ... gps-route/
http://www.mtbtrails.info/Trail_Venue.a ... ilNumber78

some more options
http://www.mtbbritain.co.uk/forum/lofiv ... t9012.html
http://www.trailscotland.co.uk/victoria ... -kinglass/

anybody else fancy it (from reading its a tough but rewarding trail) and not rigid friendly!


Last edited by keithyr on Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:44 pm 
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edited to the 3rd week in spetember only as just saw Mr P's post re the georgetown cup roadie/TT.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:07 pm 
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manys a great night camping in the red squirrel (and glen etive), it's a good campsite one of few that allows fires, clachaig was always a rain back up plan but it never came to that :shock: in the numerous times I've stayed. I rode from bridge of orchy over the staircase to kinlochleven and back manys a year ago all good fun. definite interest from me


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:10 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Yes sir, noting interest and adding to the calendar!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:37 pm 
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keithyr wrote:
edited to the 3rd week in spetember only as just saw Mr P's post re the georgetown cup roadie/TT.


The Georgetown Cup thread may not have any bearing on this as it doesn't appear to be going ahead this year. The link is to the 2012 event.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:23 pm 
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up for this to great campsite and would make a cracking base.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:46 pm 
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interest noted although my local trip is in September so I might not be able to do both - great glen again


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:43 am 
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Interested in this however will need to do some serious grovelling to get a weekend pass.

And it conflicts with the Lake District road ride which I was also interested in and I believe Velo is wanting to do.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:49 pm 
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updated below (cos i forgot id already posted :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:18 am 
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"September though Bit far away, Some here dont even buy green bananas"

PMSL :)

To be fair Dyna I think they are waiting till then just to make sure spring has arrived.


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