Saturday night comes alive with cowbells and crowds above Aberfoyle as competitors take on the iconic Dukes Pass climb.
The hillclimb is Stage One for full ‘Dukes Weekender’ participants but is also available as a standalone event if you like to keep your wheels solely on tarmac!
As one of the most popular road cycling routes in Scotland, this is a unique opportunity for riders to ride up Dukes Pass on a closed road in a vibrant and fun atmosphere. The climb itself is 1.9km climbing up 150m height and achievable for both occasional riders through to the pros… Take in the scenery or chew on the bars it’s up to you!!
In 2018 event had road bikes, mountain bikes, touring bikes and even a tandem. The route was lined with people, the local school, music, food and drink…. An incredible experience for all competitors and we can’t wait for it in 2019!
Those riding the ‘Full Weekender’ event must use the same bike across the Hillclimb and Gravel Enduro (wheel/tyre changes are allowed :)). While we don’t like getting to much into ‘rules & regulations’ we didn’t want to show total bias to those with specialist trick bikes in their garage :).
What you get with your entry:
Unique opportunity to ride on Dukes Pass on a closed road
Unique atmosphere of a route lined with people, music and food stands
Fully electronic micro-chip timing
First option on tickets for the charity ‘Dukes Gathering’ film/talk night.