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The Red Route - 69.6 miles / 112 Km

The Red route is 69.6 miles long and has a total ascent of 3625 feet
(or in metric terms, 112 Km and 1105 m)


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This is our “Classic Route” with a couple of testing climbs and long rolling sections in-between.


It has been designed to provide an interesting route around Kinross-shire along lots of quiet country roads with picturesque scenery and passes through several small villages. This route provides ideal preparation for the Etape Caledonia, being only slighter shorter in length with less climbing. There are plenty of opportunities for friends and family of those taking part to park the car, have some refreshments, and watch the riders passing by.
This route is also designed to attract experienced club cyclists who are less keen on hilly sportives, and would welcome the chance to test their early season fitness on a new course with lots of other club cyclists.
The route heads east from Kinross and skirts Loch Leven before an undulating but reasonably fast paced section to Leslie. You now climb the Lomond hills up to Craigmead before tackling the high speed descent into the historic town of Falkland. On leaving Falkland a long rolling section lays ahead until you reach the first feed station at Newburgh. Then its on throug16h Bridge of Earn, Forgandenny and Forteviot before reaching feed station 2 in the town of Dunning with its 12th. Century church of St. Serf and the monument to Maggie Wall who was burnt here as witch in 1657. Legend also has it that St. Serf slayed a dragon here who was bothering the locals.

With tales of dragons and witches burnt its time to make a hasty retreat up the hill climb of Dunning Common. Its over the top and down to the Yetts of Muckhart before returning to Kinross through the Crook of Devon.