On Saturday it’ll be from 10 am until about 5 pm (Kids Enduro 10-1pm and Hillclimb 3-5pm).

On Sunday the gravel Enduro is all day from 9 am until roughly 4-5pm

 

Hugely popular and successful in its first year, the Dukes Weekender cycling festival is returning to Aberfoyle in September.

Throughout the weekend there will be a variety of cycling-themed events, with the hub of the activities based in the centre of the village. In the hub will be a pump track and test bikes ideal for families, and a variety of trade stalls.

Saturday morning’s first event, the Dukes 'Mini Enduro' gives children the chance to compete in an Enduro in the same style as the adults on flowing riverside trails and forest single track using magnetic timing equipment to add to the experience. 

Once the Children are home, the adults will take to the twists and turns of the iconic Dukes Pass in the closed road 'Dukes Hill Climb' prologue race. On the roadside will be live music, a pop-up bar and the "School Corner" (chalk decorated a section of road overrun with children!). This rare chance to race on a traffic-free road will be a fantastic spectacle for riders and spectators alike.

The 'Dukes Gathering' takes place on Saturday evening, which features some short film screenings and inspirational talks from cycling royalty.  A limited number of tickets will be available for this charity night (2018 was sell out) and details will be announced closer to the event.

The biggest stand-alone event of the weekend in both participation numbers and distance is Sunday's Gravel Enduro.

It explores an almost entirely off-road route on a variety of forest tracks, moorland paths, walker’s trails and single-track in the National Park. For competitive riders, the event is based on an "enduro" format with a variety of electronically timed stages. It is suitable for mountain bikes, cyclo-cross bikes as well as specialist gravel bikes.

The route is made up of 2 circuits in a figure of 8 from the village giving competitors the chance to stop off in the event village at half distance to enjoy some of the locally produced food on offer, grab a change of clothes or pick up a spare tube. Part of the Full Dukes event but also available as an individual event.

 

For more information see https://www.dukesweekender.com/

Starts Duration Location Contact
Saturday 7 September 2019 a 10:00 am 6 hours Aberfoyle language
Sunday 8 September 2019 a 9:00 am 7 Hours Aberfoyle language
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