BWRS Annual Scotland Run FAQ's

Here are some some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the BWRS Annual Scotland Run. Do you have any other questions? Please contact us through our website or on Facebook.

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When does the run take place? 

The 2016 Annual Scotland Run will take place on 27 to 29 May 2016.  

Can anyone take part?  

Yes!  We are increasing the number of places available from 80 to 150.  If you are interested in joining us, email us at breastwayroundscotland@outlook.com for a registration pack. We are happy to answer any queries you may have. 

 

But I only ride a 125cc bike on L plates... 

That's fine, as long as it's not any less than a 125cc motorcycle.  We have riders with all levels of ability taking part in the ride, you will be within a group of riders with similar ability.  We ride in smaller groups as safety of both of riders and other people is paramount.  The route is planned and the group leaders are familiar with where they are going.  Groups are put together taking into account riding ability and experience, however we do suggest that you should be able to ride to the speed limit, when it is safe to do so.

All that is required is that your bike is road legal (taxed, insured and if relevant has a MOT), and that you have full Breakdown recovery - including return to home in case of some major mechanical failure.  We provide support, not breakdown cover.  You should also check with your insurance company that return to home is covered in the event of an accident.
What is the route? 
  • Day 1 we leave Kilmarnock Football ground and travel to Fort William Oban via Gourock and Inverary.   
  • Day 2 sees us travel to Fort William to Aviemore via Spean Bridge and back to Fort William.
  • Day 3 we ride through Glencoe, along the bonny banks of Loch Lomond to our final destination at the Loch Lomond Shores complex in Balloch.
 
Where do we stay? 
The team have worked hard over the years to gain discounted rates from a hotel and campsite in Fort William.  

When you register, you will be provided with details of these. However you may arrange your accommodation yourself if you wish, unless you are camping.  Many of the group arrange their own stay in Bed and Breakfast, other hotels, or hostels and some arrange to share rooms to cut costs.  

Please be aware: If you are staying somewhere cheaper than the discounted hotel, you may want to consider the costs of taxis to and from your accommodation too.