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King of the Mountains Sportive

 Scotland - 21st May 2016

Ride the original King of the Mountains Sportive. Two of Scotland's toughest road routes take you up steep mountain passes and down sweeping descents.  Experience the stunning landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park and Royal Deeside.  Now with a new improved route based in Aboyne that finishes with a fantastic 20km downhill section along the southern banks of the River Dee.


“Two superb & demanding routes”

100 KM

110 Mile

An epic, remote adventure. If you love a 3,700m climbing challenge you’ll love this journey.  Six major climbs rewarded by long flowing descents winding through Scotland’s whisky country. Rolling by distilleries, castles, rivers and lochs this is the connoisseur’s sportive through the best of Highland Scotland.

The ‘up River Don and down River Dee’ classic – this ride takes in 1,900m of climbing with mountain views of Lochnagar and the Cairngorms. Spin out through beautiful Donside, then return over the challenging Gairnshiel pass. The reward is one of the best road descents in Scotland - enjoy the view as you fly downhill towards Deeside.

110 Mile

7.5 hrs Average Finish Time

3,700m Total Ascent

100 KM

4.5 hrs Average Finish Time

1,900m Total Ascent

“Fantastic rider support”

Mugs not medals

Get your free KOM Sportive branded mug at the finish, filled with tea or coffee.

Great local food

Free food stations on all routes and at the finish. Additional delicious   food available to purchase at event base.

Mechanical help

Cycle technicians at the event base and on the ride.

Rider & bike pick up

Anywhere on the route for those unforeseen mishaps.

Teams and clubs

We welcome cycling clubs, corporate teams, friends and family.

Pro coaching

Professional training, coaching and bike-fit services available for individuals and corporate groups.


Electronic chip timing for all riders.


Help raise vital funds for your favourite charity.

“Commit to a real challenge”

© Firetrail Events Ltd 2016


Firetrail Events Ltd, 28 Balnagowan Wynd, Aboyne, AB34 5GY, United Kingdom / Company No. SC423552 / VAT No. 198 9044 52.