King of the Mountains Sportive
Scotland - Sunday 13th May 2018
Ride the original King of the Mountains Sportive. Two of Scotland's toughest road routes take you up steep mountain passes and down sweeping descents. Experience the stunning landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park and Royal Deeside. Now with a new improved route based in Aboyne that finishes with a fantastic 20km downhill section along the southern banks of the River Dee.
“Two superb & demanding routes”
An epic, remote adventure. If you love a 2,520m climbing challenge you’ll love this journey. Six major climbs rewarded by long flowing descents winding through Scotland’s whisky country. Rolling by distilleries, castles, rivers and lochs this is the connoisseur’s sportive through the best of Highland Scotland.
The ‘up River Don and down River Dee’ classic – this ride takes in 1,250m of climbing with mountain views of Lochnagar and the Cairngorms. Spin out through beautiful Donside, then return over the challenging Gairnshiel pass. The reward is one of the best road descents in Scotland - enjoy the view as you fly downhill towards Deeside.
“Fantastic rider support”
Mugs not medals
Get your free KOM Sportive branded mug at the finish, filled with tea or coffee.
Great local food
Free food stations on all routes and at the finish. Additional delicious food available to purchase at event base.
Cycle technicians at the event base and on the ride.
Rider & bike pick up
Anywhere on the route for those unforeseen mishaps.
Teams and clubs
We welcome cycling clubs, corporate teams, friends and family.
Professional training, coaching and bike-fit services available for individuals and corporate groups.
Electronic chip timing for all riders.
Help raise vital funds for your favourite charity.
“Commit to a real challenge”