The Tayside Challenge
2019 Event Date: Saturday 4th May
We are proud to announce our Star Guest for 2019. Jenny Graham, who recently cycled around the world in 124 days setting a new women's Guinness world record, will be with us for the day. You will meet Jenny at the start line and around the route or at the food stations as she cycles our 81 mile route (which includes most of the 46 mile route) and then have a chance to chat with her at the finish over a well-earned cup of tea or coffee and some great food and home baking.
Jenny will be giving a talk about her 18,000 miles of adventure at the Royal George Hotel in Perth on Friday 3rd May at 7.00pm for a fantastic evening of inspiring tales and adventure. Find out more at:
Guinness world record cyclist Mark Beaumont attended the event last year. Unfortunately, due to his book tour commitments, Mark cannot be with us again this year. However, Mark has given us a message he would like to convey to you, as follows:
’The Tayside Challenge is without comparison the friendliest and most scenic sportive that I have taken part in. Following roads that I know so well during my training for cycling around the World, including the epic climb of the Amulree Pass and the sweeping descent of the Sma Glen. But best of all is the people - the volunteers and the camaraderie of fellow riders, all of which makes the Tayside Challenge a must-experience ride.’
This may be the first cycle sportive ever to have both Men’s and Women’s Guinness World Record holders in back to back events. If it’s good enough for these great cyclists then, surely, it’s a great event for you!