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Scotland Beatson Cancer Charity Fund Raiser 4 day tour

Scotland, Scotland
Basic hostel accommodation

A challenging 4 day ride to generate funds for a worthy cause

On this guided motorcycle tour you will ride some of the best motorcycle routes in Scotland

Arrochar looking west Argyll Scotland Loch Lomond Dumbartonshire Scotland View of loch Lomond, Scotland Inveraray Arglyy Scotland View of Eilean Donnan Castle, Scotland View from Bealach na ba, Scotland View towards Eilan Shieldaig, Scotland View of Loch Carron, Scotland View of loch Kishorn, Scotland View north to the Minch, Scotland View near Gruinard Bay, Scotland Fortingall Perthshire Scotland The Tongue causeway Lairg

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Additional dates and tour variations available for groups of 3 or more riders

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Beatson Cancer CharityThe Beatson Cancer Charity provides patients and staff with the most cutting-edge equipment, treatments and surroundings to fight cancer. Their team also offers a range of complementary therapies to help relax patients and provide relief from pain, insomnia, nausea, phobia and anxiety.

This fund raising event helps participants raise money for this worthy cause whilst riding some of the more technically challenging roads in Scotland.

Each day will have three routes all reaching the same destination but taking a different path to match the ability of each rider. Regardless of your riding skill you will find a route that challenges you.

The most experienced riders and those with a steel bum will take a route that covers circa 300 miles per day and will largely traverse twisty single track roads. If taking this option you can expect to be in the saddle for about 9 hours each day so allowing for rest breaks we anticipate departing at 9am and arriving at the next stop about 9pm.

The intermediate will still take a circuitous route but will be a little shorter at around 200 miles per day and will ride along a mix of A and B roads but will generally avoid Motorways and Dual carriage ways. The time in the saddle will be closer to 6 hours.

The least experienced riders will stick mainly to A roads and take a more direct route between stops. This could still be a few hundred miles but should be closer to 4 hours riding each day.

All routes will at times converge allowing riders to mix and match, also just because you join one group one day does not exclude you from joining another the following day. We want you to be challenged but we don’t want to put anyone at risk pushing them too hard. Of course we also want you to have fun!

This is a fund raising event and McTours want the maximum proceeds to go to the Beatson Cancer Charity therefore we are keeping expenses to a minimum. Accommodation will be in Hostels or similar depending on the numbers taking part. Food will be provided at breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a few coffee/tea breaks. The entrance fee will help to cover these expenses. All participants are being targeted with raising £1000 for the charity.

Are you ready for this challenge? Then get in touch to book a place and visit https://www.justgiving.com/beatsoncancercharity to begin your fund raising or if you simply wish to make a donation visit https://www.justgiving.com/McTours/

N.B. McTours are not offering motorcycle hire as part of this tour; however, West Coast Harley-Davidson and Motorrad Central have each offered preferential terms to those wishing to hire a bike for this event but there is very limited availability. Contact us to be given the relevant contact at these companies if you want to hire a motorcycle for this event.

The accommodation profile does not fit our usual model. All accommodation will be in a hostel and is likely to be shared with a few others or in a dormitory room.

Look at this itinerary and discover some of the most interesting motorcycle routes in scotland

Glasgow to Ft William

All group members depart from Shelly Road Glasgow heading up Gt Western Road and onwards to Loch Lomond. Those taking the longest route will turn left to cross Glen Fruin to Gareloch whilst the other two will continue up Loch lomond to Tarbet all will regroup at Arrochar and crosss the Rest and be Thankful to Inveraray.

the rest and be thankfulAt this stage the novice group will head north to Loch Awe and onwards to Connel.

The other two groups will head south to Lochgilphead where a split will again be offered. The intermediate group will now turn north to Oban to rejoin the novice group at Connel whilst the most experienced riders continue south to Campbeltown taking a circuit of the Mull of Kintyre before making their way past Oban to Connel.

The day will end at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel.

N.B. The map is indicative and more or less shows the longest route option.

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Ft William to Ullapool

All riders will head north the Invergarry then turn west towards Skye. At Dornie the group will make its first split. The most experienced riders will take a partial circuit of Skye whilst the other two groups head north to Strathcarron.

Scottish lochNovices will continue to Auchnasheen and onwards to Corstan before turning west to Ullapool

Intermediates will continue around Loch Carron and Loch Kishorn then continue to Shieldaig where they can regroup with those taking the longest route.

Experienced riders will rejoin the route at Dornie after their Skye circuit and continue around Lochs Carron and Kishorn but will then cross the Bealach na Ba to Appecross and follow the cost to Shieldaig to regroup.

All groups end the day at Ullapool Youth Hostel

N.B. The map is indicative and more or less shows the longest of the three routes.

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Ullapool to Inverness

All groups head north to Ledmore. Those taking the shortest route will now turn south east to Oykel Bridge and onwards to Invershin then over Bonner Bridge and on to Morangie they will then follow the A9 to Inverness.

John O GroatsThe Intermediate group will take a short cut to Unapool then follow the mapped route for a while making an exit at Tongue to go via Lairg and join the A9 just south of the Dornoch Bridge and comtinue to Inverness.

Those up for the longest ride will take te road to Stoer and Drumbeg before regrouping at Unapool. They will also continue along the north coast to John O Groats before turning south to Inverness.

N.B. The map is indicative and more or less shows the longest of the three routes.

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Inverness to Glasgow

This will be a long day even for those on the shortest route option as they follow the course of The Great Glen to Ft William then onwards to Glasgow via Crainlarich.

Harley Softail near Lochearnhead Scotland on a great rider experienceThe Intermediate group will ride with the most experienced group to the east to Brackley then south to Grantoun on Spey and onwards to Braemar before turning west to Pitlochry.This group will then continue to Kenmore follow the northern shore of Loch Tay to Killin then on to Crainlarich and follw the novice group back to Glasgow.

The most experienced riders will head north west from Pitlochry to Tummel Bridge the through Glen Lion and down to Loch Tay to Kenmore. Pass through Glen Quaich and onwards to Crieff. Next they head west to Lochearnhead and south to Kilmahog where they take the Dukes Pass to Aberfoyle. At the Port of Mentieth they cross to Kippin and Fintry then through the Carron Valley and down the Takmadoon Road to Kilsyth before making our way back to Glasgow.

N.B. The map is indicative and more or less shows the longest of the three routes.

View Route Guide (indicative only, actual may differ)

Route Variation

Please note that maps are indicative because it is not always possible to enter all the waypoints and on the day of departure as we need to review our routes based upon the latest traffic and weather information available making changes as and when necessary.

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Motorcycles For Rent in Scotland, Scotland, Available on this Tour

Most motorcycles available for hire are obtained directly from local mainstream dealers. We do not have exclusive access to these rental motorbikes and so availability must be confirmed. Prices and terms are set by the dealers who supply the machines.

Further details

Parties interested in this tour should get in touch now to intimate interest via our Enquiries Form or email hi@mctours.eu or phone +44(0)141 416 0230