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After School Clubs

These are aimed at P4 – S1 and are free to attend.

They start in early March and run through to the October holidays.

Parents must provide contact details and medical information before children can start attending the club.

Parents are encouraged to come along to help if possible.


Contact Karen Todd, Active Schools Co-ordinator for more information 01887 822426.


Breadalbane Thursday: 5.30 – 6.30

Grandtully Monday: 3.30 – 5.00

Kenmore: Fridays: 3.30 - 5.00

Blair Atholl Mondays: 3.30 – 5.00

Royal School of Dunkeld: Friday 3.30 – 5.00

Pitlochry: Thursday 3.30 – 5.00

Kinloch Rannoch: TBC

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Informal cycling groups

Informal Cycling groups in Highland Perthshire

Highland Perthshire is a fantastic place to cycle for riders of all abilities and it is a great way to socialise and meet new people,but it can sometimes be difficult to find out who is out riding and where. There a number of informal groups who go out cycling on a regular basis and who are happy to have new people join them. If you fancy meeting new cyclists in your area the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can point you in the right direction of a group of riders in your area.

There is also a Facebook page that you can join that details some of the cycling rides happening in Highland Perthshire

Please note these rides are informal groups and links for information only. Highland Perthshire Cycling is not involved in organising them. To find out more about rides and events that Highland Perthshire Cycling are organising visit our events page

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Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival 

2nd to 10th May 2015
A week long celebration of all things two-wheeled with something for everyone.
Dunkeld Enduro
Sat 2nd May
Now in its 3rd year this event is already proving a firm
favourite show casing Dunkeld as a great all round venue,
with some spectacular views to match the brilliant trails.
4 gravity stages through mixed forest, open hillside and the
historic Birnam Hill. These trails are fun, fast, flowing and will
test your bike skills along the way. Prepare for a day on the
bike and bring your friends and sandwiches (or stop for a pub
lunch half way round). This is an event not to be missed!
Times: 9.30am-4.30pm
Tay Titans
Youth Dirt Crits
Sat 2nd May
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Highland Perthshire Cycling
Youth Dirt Crits
Supported by the Tay Titans
This off-road MTB race is open to young riders who want
to get muddy and have some fun on their bike. The
atmosphere is realxed and the course is designed to
provide maximum fun. If you’ve never raced a bike before,
then this is the best place to start.
Age Categories U8, U10, U12, U14. Pre-entry essential.
Each age category is limited to 25 riders 
Skinny Tyres
Tour of the Lochs
Sun 3rd May
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A 35 mile ride with guides from Skinny Tyres heading
out around the Stormont lochs between Dunkeld and
Blairgowrie. A relaxed atmosphere and suitable for
intermediate road riders.
The Skinny Tyres guides
will be on hand to give you advice
and guidance on road cycling throughout the ride.
10am - 1pm
30 miles. £10
Bike Camp Taster
Mon 4th May
Progression Bikes
A day of coaching, guiding and riding around Dunkeld
Get a feel for how we run the Bike Camps, or just another
day on the bikes
10am-4pm, Beginner - Advanced.
£25 discounted price - Booking required
Contact Adam at Progression Bikes on - 07825 322225
or email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leisure Ride
Wed 6th May
Free Event - Booking Essential
A leisurely and slow paced bike-ride
This ride will largely follow the Tay along
the beautiful riverside path
(suitable for hybrid bikes).
8-11 miles in length this social ride
will introduce you to the Bycycle members
and their popular Wednesday rides.
6.30pm-8.30pm approximately
Meeting point:
outside Birnam Institute, Birnam, PH8 0DS

Talk by

Markus Stitz

Sat 9th May

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Since moving to Scotland in 2009 Markus has spent most
of his weekends and holidays exploring Scotland on two
wheels. Mostly riding a singlespeed bike, he is one of only
twelve finishers of the Highland Trail 550 in 2014, a gruelling
560mile self-supported race across the Scottish Highlands.
He has ridden in one day from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye,
crossed the Bealach na Bà and rode from Lands End to John
O’Groats in six days with one gear. Most recently he devised
the Capital Trail, a new 220km bikepacking race around
Edinburgh. In this talk he will share anecdotes from his trips
and take you on a journey through a wild Scotland with
fascinating photographs.
Belles and Buns
Sat 9th May

Welcome to Belles & Buns! This women only road event
is the most relaxed and friendly event for all women.
Choose either a 15 mile, flat chilled out route with beautiful
Perthshire rolling farmland scenery or a 40 mile route along
the stunning Glenlyon and up the challenging climb
over the shoulder of Ben Lawers. Both routes start in the
beautiful loch-side village of Kenmore.
The 40 mile route is timed and provides an excellent
challenge ride for those who aren’t keen on the early
start 81 mile Etape Caledonia. All entrants get a feast of
tea/coffee and cakes when they finish. This is the perfect
combination of a road event and chilled ride out.
Times - 9.30am-3pm,
Cost - £15 for short route, £25 for long route
Road cycling event for women only, 16yrs+

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Progression Bikes


Sat 9th May

Progression Bikes

A chance to ride some of the Enduro stages and DH tracks
at Dunkeld. Meeting at quarry car park in the woods.
9.30am - 4pm, £20 discounted day rate - Booking required
Scottish Power
Mini Downhill
Sun 10th May
Scottish cycling
Downhill mountain biking is a fast and exciting sport pitting
riders against the clock. Each rider has to ride a set course
comprising of jumps, drops, roots, rocks, twists and turns.
The aim is to complete the course in the fastest time they
can. At the Fort William World Cup the world’s best riders
come to the country’s only international level competition
track to race in front of huge crowds of cheering fans.
Mini Downhill is just like the real thing but smaller! Shorter
courses, smaller bikes and younger riders but it has all of
the passion, excitement and drama of racing! The Mini
Downhill Series will provided a pathway for aspiring young
downhill riders to get their first taste of Downhill racing.
Drop at the Top
Highland Safaris
Sat 2nd to
Sun 10th May
Highland Safaris

Discounted Rate Booking Essential

Treat yourself to an effortless hill top start on this self guided
‘Drop at the Top’ Cycle Safari! Quote Highland Perthshire
Cycling Festival to receive a 10% discount from 2nd – 10th
May! Why not order a tasty Picnic to take with you? 

Also don’t miss our BiketraX course, Perthshire’s first Mountain
Bike Skills Loop! Suitable for all ages, it is the perfect place to
improve your skills or just have fun. Free year-round.
Excellent facilities for bikers including bike wash and
maintenance bar etc. Maps of cycle and walking routes,
road and mountain!

Top quality Scott Mountain Bikes for hire
Highland Safaris, Dull, Aberfeldy PH15 2JQ Tel. 01887 820071



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Cycling for All / Disability Cycling


Highland Perthshire Cycling are keen to enable and promote cycling for all whether you have a disability or special needs.

We work with a range of partners on this and would like to plan an event in the future.

If you are someone or know someone who would like to cycle but needs to try an adapted bike get in touch and we might be able to help.

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Highland Perthshire Cycling are seeking a new Chair person to help us take forward our exciting programme, developing and promoting cycling in Highland Perthshire.  For more information on joining our team click here.


What are we?

A charity set up to promote, encourage and enable more cycling in Highland Perthshire for both locals and visitors with a view to becoming a Cycle Friendly Community. We achieve this through a range of activities such as events, workshops, school cycle activities, working with businesses and more. In November 2011 we were awarded Cycle Friendly Community of the year by Cycling Scotland.  In 2013 we were award Charity status.

Who we are... Highland Perthshire Cycling

The Festival

Every year we run a cycling festival with a variety of different events for all.

Click here to see what's happening during the Cycling Festival


Who are we?

HPC are a charity with a management committee, 1 full time and 2 part time paid co-ordinators. We mainly focus on Active Travel, education, information, events and activities.

We work closely with a local business who produce a brochure for cycling in the area and their website focusses on accommodation, facilities and infrastructure for cyclists in the area www.cyclehighlandperthshire.co.uk

We also work closely with local cycle businesses.

Skinny Tyres, Airntully www.skinnytyres.co.uk Coaching, supported trips, events.

Escape Route, Pitlochry www.escape-route.co.uk Bike and equipment shop, repairs.

Highland Safaris, Dull www.highlandsafaris.net. Bike hire, Drop at the Top Safaris, tools and cleaning, café.

Progression Bikes, Dunkeld www.progressionbikesscotland.com Bike hire, sales, uplift for the downhill tracks and coaching.

Blair Atholl Bike Hire, Blair Atholl www.blairathollbikehire.co.uk Bike hire and food.


Cycle Friendly Community

Cycle Friendly Community AwardCycling Scotland are the national cycle promotion organisation for Scotland.  They are working to establish cycling as an acceptable, attractive and practical lifestyle option.

They run Cycle Friendly Schools and Cycle Friendly Employer schemes and promote the concept of Cycle Friendly Communities. Highland Perthshire Cycling won Cycle Friendly Community of the year in November 2011. We are working with them to develop the Cycle Friendly Community concept in Highland Perthshire and to establish criteria for measuring our success. We hope to put in Cycle Friendly Community signage in the area.


So how are we funded?

We have been successful in securing public funding to enable the activities and support we offer to locals and visitors alike. We are very grateful to all the organisations who have and continue to support us both through funding and support.

These include:

Perth and Kinross Council

Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust

Climate Challenge Fund

Cycling Scotland


Scottish Community Foundation

Griffin Community Fund

Lottery 2014

Event Scotland


Business sponsorship from


Alpine Bikes

Progression Bikes

Big Tree Country Campervans



For the latest version of our annual report click here


Keep up to date with all of our exciting events, receive regular newsletters on events, activities, offers and more submit your email address on the home page.

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