The Buachille Sportive – A challenging road bike sportive through Glencoe, round the shores of Loch Leven, Loch Linnhe, Loch Creran and Loch Awe before ascending the Black Mount and over Rannoch Moor back to Glencoe Mountain Resort. The event will be held on open roads through spectacular wilderness with Alpine climbs fantastic seascapes and demonic descents! The routes have been planned to give the riders a safe passage around one of the most picturesque and varied routes in the Highlands. From the heights of the events iconic namesake Buachaille Etive Mhor to the Falls of Lora this route has it all! There will be 2 routes The Buachaille Sportive Mhor ~ 170km long with 1600m of ascent and The Buachaille Sportive Beag ~ 140km long and 1280m of ascent .Two feed stations will cater for both routes the first at Appin/Cregan and the second in Dalmally. Registration is open from 08:00 to 09:30 at Glencoe Mounatin Resort with riders being allowed to start at any time between 08:30 and 10:00. This is normal for this type of Sportive. It allows you to just turn up, register and get on your way, hopefully avoiding big delays if we went for a mass start. There will however be a restriction on the number of riders setting off together. This is to avoid congestion on the open roads for the first part of the route.