Scotland’s cyclists have another sportive to add to their diaries with the Sportive Kinross set to take place for the first time on April 23 2011.
Three routes are on offer – 45 miles, 73 miles and 87 miles, with approximately 550m, 820m and 1,680m of climbing respectively.
All three options start in Kinross and will take riders through Perth, Fife and Clackmannanshire.
While the event is not a charity ride, Sportive Kinross have linked up with the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, who will receive £5 from each of the paid entries.
Organisers are hoping to attract over 400 entries for the inaugural ride, which they say is more challenging than the Etape Caledonia.
“Sportive Kinross is designed for developing and experienced cyclists especially for those seeking an early season challenge,” said event director Paul Zarb.
“We have some of the most stunning scenery and fantastic cycling roads you might find anywhere in the world.
“We want to share them with and attract people to area to cycle and enjoy Kinross-shire and the surrounding counties.”
The event will be electronically timed, marshalled, sign posted and insured by British Cycling, with feed stations and shower and changing facilities available.
Entries are now open. Head to www.sportive-kinross.co.uk for more information.