Bike hire will be available and participants should email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of the event with how many bikes are required and the height of everyone wanting a hire bike.
You are welcome to bring a picnic or make use of the Tullibardine restaurant on-site at Blair Castle.
If you have them, please bring a puncture repair kit and pump. We will have emergency support if required.
Yes, there will be first aiders along the route and at the start/finish area.
Yes, porta-loos will be available on-site.
Follow all directional signage for car parking entry/exit.
No training is required for this event although you must be able to cycle. Children can be carried in a bike trailer or bike seat.
The route is 5km and is a short and easy but very beautiful loop of the Atholl Estate grounds.
There is one main hill which may present a challenge for some but it is on tarmac and would be described as a rolling hill through farmland. A great place to do some wildlife spotting.
The route is largely traffic-free but it does pass a house or two so there may be a very small amount of very slow speed movement. The road section will be marshalled.
Yes, you may encounter the occasional walker.
Emergency vehicles have full access to the route if required.
There is a train station in Blair Atholl which is not far from the castle entrance.
Yes, it's free as a part of the event. However, a payment might be required to enter the inside of the castle.
Pedal events are non-competitive, inclusive and free bike ride aimed at beginners, families, and people keen to get back into cycling. Free to enter, inclusive and non-competitive, these events are for anyone looking to build their confidence cycling in a safe and fun environment including beginners and children. Each event is funded by Pedal for Scotland and organised by a local organisation.
Yes, all participants will receive a medal on completion of the route.
For some it could be completed in less than half an hour, but we'd recommend taking some photos and enjoying the scenery. You are also welcome to ride the route several times over the morning.
The start location is Blair Castle, Blair Atholl in Highland Perthshire. Full directions will be sent out in an email prior to the event taking place.
You are welcome to use any type of bike or ebike for this event and the route is suitable for adapted bikes. It would be possible for small children to use a balance bike although in reality it is quite far for them and they would have a better time in a seat or trailer. You are welcome to take the balance bike with you and the child may wish to complete some of the route under their own steam.
We strongly recommend you wear a helmet for this event.
In all cases, it is the responsibility of the child’s parent or guardian to determine the ability of their child to take part. The route is aimed at families with children as young as 5 riding their own bikes. There are a couple of short slopes where pushing might be easier, but the majority of the course is flat and scenic. Children under 16 can take part independently on their own bike, in a tag-along or in a trailer if accompanied by a parent or carer. Persons with additional support needs are welcomed with their carers.