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