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Findhorn Singletrack Adventure

Date: Friday 14 June, 2019

Event leader: Ian Sikora

Price: £40Meet time: 09:30 for a 10:00 start

Estimated finish time: 16:00

Difficulty: ChallengingGroup size: 8

Distance (Cycle): 35 miles (56km)

Booking deadline: 20:00 Thursday 27 June, 2019


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Findhorn Singletrack Adventure

A mountain bike adventure on some of the lesser know tracks and trails around the river Findhorn.

Join local mountain bike guide and coach Ian Sikora for a memorable all day trip on some of the Findhorn’s fantastic singletrack trails. We will begin in Forres and make our way into Darnaway forest where the adventure really gets going. The route takes us inland along the north of the river, discovering a variety of trails from forest road to twisting singletrack with spectacular views of the river as we ride.

We will have a stop for food at Logie steading as we begin the return and find our way back to Forres via more singletrack and eventually back to our start point at Grant Park. This will be a fun ride but does require a good base fitness along with established bike handling skills as some of the trails will be narrow, twisting and occasionally close to the river.  The aim is to enjoy the ride and discover some new trails, with riders feeling they have really been on a great journey with their bike by the time they return to Forres.  It won’t be a race to set the fastest time; we will ride as a group the whole way around ensuring everyone has a good time.

Please arrive ready to be outside all day, with appropriate weatherproof clothing, Helmet and gloves. Ideally, participants will carry a camelback type bike bag with water, snacks and bike spares.  As a minimum, please bring two spare inner tubes and a multitool.  The ride leader will carry a range of spares, but please ensure you carry anything specific to your bike (e.g. correct size tubes) and any personal medication you would normally require.  We will stop for a snack break before Logie (this is an all-day ride!), so please bring your bananas for pre-Logie fuel!  Logie will be the only point to buy food on the ride (please remember to bring money for this), so please ensure you are stocked up before you leave Forres.

Bike hire can be arranged if required; please contact Ian ( ) if you would like help with this.

Where to Meet - Description

Meet at Grant Park Car Park (near Police Station), Victoria Road, Forres, V36 3BP. NJ042592.

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About the Provider

Sikora Sport MTB Performance Coaching is a Nairn based company, putting the ‘yes I can’ into your riding – professional coaching & guiding for all abilities, whether you ride for fun or ride to win.


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