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Discussion: Glen Quaich?

in: Rosco; Rosco > 2019-08-11

Aug 15, 2019 7:55 PM # 
Legendary road
Aug 16, 2019 7:16 AM # 
That’s the chap! How disappointing though - it’s only 5390th in the world:(
Aug 16, 2019 8:58 AM # 
What we need is an list of Scottish bike hill climbs - akin to the Munros. It must exist. I would expect the GQ road to be pretty high on THAT list!
Still - the big list is a good excuse for a holiday. JT must have ticked off a few this summer
Aug 16, 2019 9:34 AM # 
Jon X:
Like this by STAG’s John McKendrick perhaps?

There is a similar volume for Scottish Lowland Roads too.

(Not sure whether GQ features in them but seems likely!).

Maybe (next summer?) there is scope for an FVO road trip of a few days to ride a whole bunch of them?
Aug 16, 2019 11:36 AM # 
I'd be up for a wee tour. It'd have to be May/June rather than summer holidays mind. I'm still hoping we might have a reasonable September...... as if...
Aug 16, 2019 12:19 PM # 
How about this list
Aug 16, 2019 5:05 PM # 
Dodgy looking geezer on the front of that book. AND he's probably already been photoshopped to look less dodgy than IRL ;-)
FVO road trop sounds grand. Hills and hostelries.
Aug 16, 2019 9:08 PM # 
It does indeed feature in John’s book. He states that “this climb comes in three parts - switchbacks, a straight and more switchbacks. Together they form one of the hardest 600 metres of road climbing in Scotland”

Is this a boys only trip?
Aug 17, 2019 11:56 AM # 
Jon X:
Hmm sounds horrific, I might need a very different chainset if not an electric bike!!

The more the merrier I’m sure!

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