The Tour de Trossachs mountain time trial.    Ivy CC Home
Peace race winner Ian Steel, continental pro Billy Bilsland, Tour "King of the mountains" Robert Millar, hour record holder Graeme Obree have all got one thing in common. They have all won this classic Scottish race.
Our own club treasurer Ian Thomson has won it, holding the record for the course for 14 years until a certain Mr Millar took it off him ! That record was smashed in turn 12 years later by Graeme Obree. Of course, more recently Jason McIntyre broke the new course record by a huge margin.
Run since 1943 by the West of Scotland Clarion and by Jim Harris for many of those years the Ivy are proud to have taken over the running of the race since Jim retired from running it in 2005.
A tough climb, technical descent, rough roads, sharp bends fast flat sections and short power climbs. This course has it all.
On A81 at Shannochil Road end 1.5km south of the Roy Roy Hotel. Fork left onto A821 through Aberfoyle village to turn right at Bank of Scotland building and proceed over the Dukes pass. Keep right at the Loch Katrine road end (7.5ml). Onto Invertrossachs Road junction (14.1m). Turn right onto Invertrossachs Road and continue to junction of Callander to Glasgow A81. Turn right onto A81 and continue to bottom of Braes of Greenock (17.2m). Bear left onto B822 and proceed to junction at Thornhill A873 (21ml). Turn right onto A873 and proceed through Ruskie to join the A81 on the other side of the Braes (25ml). Proceed on A81 through Port of Menteith to finish at layby (28ml). Approx 1mile from Rob Roy Hotel. CARE MUST BE TAKEN BY RIDERS WHEN CROSSING FROM A811 onto Invertrossachs road you will be crossing over oncoming traffic and be vigilant on the Invertrossachs road, it is narrow and has driveways which people may be coming out of. REMEMBER – MARSHALLS ARE THERE TO DIRECT RIDERS NOT STOP TRAFFIC FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE!!!
The numbers next to the photo links below, refer to the numbers on the map on the above. Thanks to Arthur Doyle for providing these photos.
The John Clark trophy
The Ivy are proud to award the John Clark memorial trophy to the winner of the Tour of the Trossachs. Read about John by clicking here
Hill Climb Record
Old start at Rob Roy Hotel - Sandy Gilchrist - 1978 - 11m 54 sec
new start at Shannochill
1983 - David Gibson - 13 m 55 sec
1985 - David Gibson - 13 m 33 sec
1990 - G OBree - 13 m 29 sec
2004 - A Coutts - 13m 18 sec
2007 - Jason McIntyre - 12m 37 sec
ReportsClick here to read the 2014 Velo Veritas race report.
Click here to read the 2013 Velo Veritas race report.
Click here to read the 2012 Velo Veritas race report.
Click here to read the Bikeradar report on the 2010 race.
Click here to read the 2010 Velo Veritas race report.
Click here to read the 2009 Velo Veritas race report.
Click hereto read the 2008 Velo Veritas race report.
Click hereto read the 2007 Velo Veritas race report.
Click here to read the 2006 Velo Veritas race report.
Click here to read "The Trossachs: 1978 Remembered."
PhotosClick here for some photos from 2011. (Veli-Matti Raikkonen)
Click here for the photos from the Cycling Weekly feature. Thanks to Chris Sidwells
Click here for some photos from the 2009 event.
Click here for some photos from 2008.
Click here for some photos from 2007.
Click here for some photos from the 2006.
Course record holder Jason MacIntyre (1:04:47)