Intrepid is very excited about the Dukes Weekender which is coming to Aberfoyle very soon.....watch this to get a taster:
SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
9.30am - 11am Children's Enduro: Open to riders aged 8-14 we're giving kids a taste of 'Enduro'. A 18km loop heading out towards Cobleland, Gartmore and back to Aberfoyle. This will have 4 timed 'stages' where the kids will race as fast as they can. Details and entries on our website if you'd like to get your kids tired out on a Saturday!
All Day: Five Ten Pumptrack and Demo Bikes: As above the pumptrack and demo bikes (kids and adults) will be setup and run all weekend. This will all be free of charge and run all weekend from Saturday morning so bring the kids, family and friends down to try it out!Hillclimb 4pm - 6pm - Dukes Pass: As above… If you didn’t get to see this last year then make sure it’s in the diary for this year… What an atmosphere!
The road closure is at 3pm with riders running from 4pm - 6pm. Bring your whistles/chalk/music/banners etc!!
Go Ape and Forestry are the only businesses affected within the road closure (although we have also informed tour bus companies and Loch Katrine Cruises) and have been informed and are very supportive. The closure is confirmed through Stirling Council and being operated by Central Traffic Management rather than ourselves. They will be handling specifics and will be responsible for informing local residents who are affected. We really wanted to have information out to them sooner to ensure everything is as smooth as possible so please send us an email at email@example.com if you have any concerns at all.
7pm - 10pm Dukes Gathering at The Forth Inn: For this special evening we've once again brought some cycling royalty together for an amazing night of chat and films in the back of The Forth Inn. This is in aid of a good cause and all proceeds are being donated to Wings for Life spinal charity. Even if you have only a slight interest in cycling this evening will be full of amazing stories! The speakers we have are Martyn Ashton (paraplegic cyclist.. search for him on Youtube!), Lael Wilcox (a record holding adventurer from Anchorage Alaska), Lee Craigie (All-round MTB girl adventurer and Radio Scotland host) and Kerry Macphee (Stirling based Commonwealth Games MTB racer). Google a few of them if you haven't heard of them, it will be a special night! Tickets will sell very quickly so keep an eye on our website if you’re interested.
SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
All Day- Kids BMX/Pumptrack and Demo Bikes: Again the BMX track and kids demo bikes will be available all day in the centre of the village so come back and let the kids try it out again!
9.30am - 5pm Gravel Enduro Event: This is a 70km, primarily offroad event, running in a figure of 8 loop through the village. The format is 'Enduro' which means that around the 70km loop there will be 6 timed stages around the loop where riders will race. Each of these are between 3-10 minutes in length. The first 35km will take riders over to Loch Venacher, Loch Achray, towards Ben Venue and back, stopping in the village for lunch before completing the remaining 30km out towards Gartmore, Loch Ard and then back.
COME & VISIT US WHEN YOU ARE IN ABERFOYLE