The Callander Cycle Challenge, organised by the Rotary Club of Motherwell and Wishaw, will be returning to the Trossachs on Saturday 27th April 2019. Registration costs £25 per person (children £5 with participating parents), and participants are asked to commit to raising a minimum of £100 for their chosen charity.

There are three different routes to choose from, most of which are off road, or along quiet back roads in this beautiful part of Scotland.

Route 1- Callander to Strathyre & Return- 18 miles

This is a family route suitable for children (around 8yrs+) and takes around 2-3 hours following the old railway line from Callander, past the Roman fort, up the side of the falls of Dochart and along Loch Lubnaig, across the suspension bridge into Strathyre, returning along the same route.

Route 2- Callander to Balquhidder & Return- 25 miles

This is a family route suitable for children (around 8yrs+) and takes around 4-5 hours. Starting the same as Route 1, then from Strathyre you follow the unlisted back road through the Strathyre forest to Balquhidder, returning the same route. 

Route 3- Callander to Killin & Return- 48 miles

You do need to be a seasoned cyclist and fit for this route. Staring the same as routes 1 & 2, but from Strathyre pick up the new cycle route at the bridge in Strathyre and follow the path to the Kingshouse Road.Follow the cycle path up above Lochearnhead and into Glen Ogle. The route continues up Glenogle with spectacular views down the Glen from the former railway viaduct.At the top of the Glen, cross the road and follow the forestry path down into Killin - just remember if you do go down into Killin you have to cycle back up! Take time to view the falls in Killin before returning the same route. 

Sign up now directly with the organisers at  http://www.callandercyclechallenge.org.uk/