Sunday, 23 October 2011

Route plan

Ok, I have a bike, that is I will have a bike when it gets here next week (pictures will follow).  So now I have to start thinking of real training - Well I have some routes on Mapmyride, I'll start with of those.

But of course the training is for a purpose and to that end I include below target mile markers and timings for the ride up.  From experience the first two should be on track, but it gets tougher after that.

Miles Ends

1-17 Perth 1 mile past Perth 0-60 mins
18-34 Kindallachan 1.5 miles before Ballinluig junction 61-120 mins

15 minute break 121-135 mins
35-51 Pitagowan B847 junction 136-195 mins
52-68 Dalwhinnie 1.5 miles before A889 junction 196-255 mins

15 minute break 256-270 mins
69-85 Kingussie 0.5 mile after A86 junction 271-330 mins
86-102 Carrbridge 2 miles before A938 junction 331-390 mins

30 minute break 391-420 mins
103-119 Daviot 2 miles before Daviot 421-480 mins
120-136 Duncanston Top of Black Isle B9169 junction 481-540 mins

15 minute break 541-555 mins
137-153 Kildary 1 mile before B817 556-615 mins
154-172 Embo
616-675 mins
So on the above schedule a 0600h start gets us in about 1715h, or an annoying 15 minutes after the sauna closes.


  1. Hmmm ... I disagree with the route. All along I've been planning to have lunch in Aviemore as it is right in the middle of the route. And it's got the best places to have lunch. I think I'll make a detailed plan (like this one) nearer the time so I know how far I'm able to go between breaks. I look forward to seeing your bike though.

  2. Tim, the Carrbridge checkpoint is 6 miles past Aviemore, so if you need to lunch in Aviemore it doesn't change things that much. This is more a target for training so that I start thinking in terms of 35 mile/2hour stints and train towards that.