Belles and Buns cy­cling event is back for 2018!

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The date for the fifth an­nual Belles and Buns cy­cling event has been an­nounced... writes ClareDamodaran.

The 2018 event – Scot­land’s only all-fe­male road cy­cling event – will take place on Satur­day, May 19.

Or­gan­ised by the Coupar An­gus Cy­cling Hub and High­land Perthshire Cy­cling (HPC) the pop­u­lar event will stick to its well-loved for­mat of three route op­tions and a cake and re­fresh­ment stop mid-way.

The three routes of­fer some­thing for ev­ery­one – a 16-mile ride for be­gin­ners and peo­ple get­ting back on their bike, a 32-mile op­tion for those want­ing to see more stun­ning scenery, and 64-miles for those want­ing a more chal­leng­ing dis­tance.

All routes leave from Dunkeld with the cake and re­fresh­ments in Larghan Park, Coupar An­gus.

All roads are well-signed and mar­shalled with med­i­cal and me­chanic back-up.

Early bird en­tries are open now for a lim­ited time for what or­gan­is­ers prom­ise will be a great, so­cia­ble road ride with lots of like-minded women.

Coupar An­gus cy­cling devel­op­ment of­fi­cer Grant Mur­doch is al­ready look­ing for­ward to the event.

He said: “We are so happy to be work­ing in part­ner­ship with High­land Perthshire Cy­cling to help de­velop cy­cling even more in Perthshire.

“To­gether we have seen this event grow in pop­u­lar­ity with over 170 en­tries in 2017.

“This goes to show how many ladies are get­ting on bikes, and en­joy­ing it.

“We have had lots of feed­back that this event has been peo­ple’s in­spi­ra­tion to get ac­tive and get cy­cling, which, along with our Fri­day ‘Cy­cle for Cake’ group in Coupar An­gus, just goes to show what a pos­i­tive im­pact it is hav­ing on so many peo­ples lives.

“The event brings com­mu­ni­ties to­gether and is down to the hard work of a team of amaz­ing vol­un­teers - bak­ers, mar­shals and ev­ery­one else be­hind the scenes.

“It is also a cel­e­bra­tion of cy­cling and com­mu­nity spirit and we would en­cour­age as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to sign up for one of Scot­land’s most unique and amaz­ing road cy­cling events.”

For fur­ther de­tails, see www. ca­cy­ or con­tact cy­cling devel­op­ment of­fi­cer Grant Mur­doch on email cachub@out­

We have had feed­back that this event has been peo­ple’s in­spi­ra­tion to get cy­cling

Cel­e­bra­tion of cy­cling the Belles and Buns event

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