Tour of the Kingdom Sportive
We are currently awaiting the outcome of any review of lockdown measures in the coming weeks before we confirm if the 2021 event will proceed.
If we are able to run an event it will be along the same lines as the 2020 event (itself also cancelled regrettably!)
Thanks for your patience whilst we come to any decision.
For 2020, Dunfermline Cycling Club is proud to once again be hosting our annual cycle sportive on Saturday 23rd of May, the Tour of the Kingdom. Taking place on some of the finest roads and views in Fife, it is an event not to be missed!
Following the great success of 2019 the start line and HQ will once again be located at The Cycle Hub within the beautiful Pittencrieff Park (known locally as The Glen).
We offer three routes varying from 33, 70 and 103 miles, so you are sure to find a route to suit, regardless of your ability.
Our sportive also offers the following features:
Electronic time keeping
Refreshment Stations - Stay hydrated and fed along your route with our free refreshment stops on the ride.
Event Photography - Our event will be covered by a photographer to capture your day.
Free memento - Every rider will receive a one off custom designed water bottle after completing the sportive.
All for a £30 entry fee.
As a Not for Profit organisation your entry fee and all funds raised stay within the Club to support our aims of increasing cycling participation in the community, particularly women. and junior riders. We will also make a donation to a charity of our choice from the net proceeds.
This year we are also pleased to confirm that the event is open to recumbent bikes and e-bikes. Once you have booked, please advise the organiser separately if you will be using these, thanks.
Black Route - 165 km / 103 miles - (Climbing - 1,661 m / 5450 ft) Start time: 7:30am
Our longest and most challenging route, the black route, is not for the faint of heart. Taking you along the beautiful coast to Leven, it then takes on the first big climb out of Upper Largo and swings inland to Ceres. The route then follows a selection of rolling roads towards the former Royal Burgh of Falkland then towards the coast of the River Tay at Newburgh before tackling the 2 mile long 700ft climb over Glentarkie. The route then heads back to Dunfermline via Loch Leven, Kinross, Cleish and includes another feed station. The route takes place along many quiet and scenic roads along with numerous climbs. Most notably is the Cleish Hill Climb which is a real leg tester after a long day in the saddle.
Red Route - 112km - 70 Miles - (Climbing - 1,065 m / 3495 ft) - Start time: 8:00am
Our middle distance route, the red route, takes in the best Fife has to offer. Following the coast up to Leven, it then winds its way inland towards the former Royal Burgh of Falkland. After passing through the history rich town the route heads west, making a brief pass along the tip of the beautiful Loch Leven. The route then continues to head back to Dunfermline via Kinross and over the Cleish hill.
Green Route - 53km - 34 Miles (climbing - 529 m / 1,735 ft) Start time: 8:30am
Lasting for 34 miles, our Green Route is the perfect route for Sportive newcomers. Completely redesigned for this year, the new route aims to enjoy the same support and scenery as the first 17 miles of the Red/Black, with stunning countryside and views as you ride over Dunearn Hill to Kirkcaldy, before turning back along the undulating Inverteil Road/B9157. This route should be within the reach of less experienced/able cyclists or for those where time may be limited on the day.