I'll be leading the Tempo group this week. The weather looks decent with a westerly wind so we're going to head way out West. Dodging the various roadworks that are currently underway requires a bit of research but hopefully I've managed it. The route is as follows :
Peak -> Chalmerston -> Thornhill -> Rob Roy roundabout -> Gartmore & Pipe Track -> Croftamie -> Balloch -> Killearn -> Fintry -> TOTW -> Back in from Kippen roundabout. The route can be found
75miles with 3800ft of ascent.
Please note that the road surface going over the Pipe Track is poor in places so care is required when going over this. The worst of it will be when we're ascending so mountain goats to the front for that bit.
As always, please remember to bring enough food and fluids, spare tubes/CO2 and pump. If you intend to leave the group along the route please let me know in advance. For anyone thinking of stepping up from the Middle Group, this ride would be a good fit and you'd be most welcome.