STW Scotland – Glen Clova Ride, April.
In response to unpopular demand, I’m going to organise a STW weekend in Glen Clova on the weekend of April 25th/26th. Proposal is as follows:
Saturday ride: from Clova down the Glen to pick up the Minister’s Road over to Glenprosen Village. From here two options – up to road to Kilbo or over the Cateran Path into the hills and on to Kilbo (hard bastards option). From Kilbo, push/carry/ride(!) to Dreish/Mayar col (optional detour to summit of Mayar) then descend to Glen Doll by the Kilbo Path. This is a fantastic descent which will really test your bike skills. FS or hardcore-hardtail recommended. Road back to Clova.
Sunday ride: from Clova up the Glen to pick up the track to Bachnagairn. Up this past Scotland’s only Spanish crag – Juanjorge. Carry/push/ride(!) up track to the Broad Cairn stables. Down Coire Chash to Loch Muick. Along the Loch to pick up the Capel Mounth track and the superb descent back to Glen Clova.
Accommodation: Clova Hotel has a bunkhouse which I can look into booking once I know numbers. It may be possible to camp by the hotel, but I’d have to check. Another possibility is the Scout hut at Glen Doll/Braedownie. There is no camping allowed here anymore due to the prevalence of Dundonian gadgies getting pished and pillaging the local community.
If you’re interested, send me an email (address in profile) with the following info:
Location (for lift sharing purposes)
Which days you’re interested in
Whether you’ll be staying to drink heavily on Saturday night (and need somewhere to lay your addled head)
An indication of fitness/ability level – Saturday’s ride is a pretty big day out…