"This is the most beautiful and friendliest sportive in the Scottish cycling calendar and I am so looking forward to taking part once again."

Mark Beaumont
Record breaking British long-distance cyclist, broadcaster and author

The Tayside Challenge

The Tayside Challenge, with a choice of 81 mile or 46 mile routes, offers a memorable cycling challenge in some of Scotland's most stunning scenery.


"Thank you for a fantastic sportive last Saturday. A great course and fantastic weather but for me, it’s your friendly and helpful helpers that make this event special."

Tayside Challenge Participant

"Thanks for a great event - pass on our thanks to all the marshals, rotary folks and the massage team.  Great food, atmosphere, route and even the weather was ok!"

Tayside Challenge Participant

"This was my first ever sportive. I couldn’t have hoped for a friendlier or better marshalled introduction to this kind of riding. Thanks you so much to you and your lovely team of volunteers who made something that I was really worried about, much more enjoyable than I thought it would be!"

Tayside Challenge Participant

The Routes

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The 46 mile route for the Tayside challenge starts and ends at the same point at Pitcairngreen. The route takes in Amulree, down through the famous Sma' Glen, and then via some really quiet roads back to Pitcairngreen.

This route isn't exactly for beginners, but can be used as a great warm up for bigger challenges through the rest of the year. There's a long, steady climb from Dunkeld to Amulree, but no nasty surprises on this route.

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The 81 mile route for the Tayside challenge starts and ends at the same point at Pitcairngreen. Heading from Dunkeld North, you'll take in Ballinluig, then through some quiet roads around Aberfeldy before coming to Kenmore. It's here you'll hit the major climb - a serious steep ascent above Loch Tay. If you get the chance, take a look over your shoulder at this point for some stunning views!


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Previous Results

View previous results from the Tayside Challenge


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