THE ROC SCOTLAND COURSE DETAILS.

(THE ROC SCOTLAND COURSE REQUIRES A GRAVEL OR MOUNTAIN BIKE, with 23km’s on road, 9km’s on fast trail and 6km’s on rougher trail.

Click on each of the maps for more detail)
SWIM COURSE (1,500 meters)
Starts on the grass at the Isles of Glencoe, running into Loch Leven for a hammer head course heading north out of the cove to the open water. Then clockwise around the rectangular course before heading back into the cove and in to the shore, running up the slip ramp past the hotel and into transition.

   

BIKE COURSE (38.5 Kilometers – Out)
This is our favourite bike course of all THE ROC events. A superb exhilarating course with plenty of long fast sections, a stack of hills, but plenty of trails too that will require a gravel bike or mountain bike, with a landscape that is straight out of an epic film!
The first 16km’s is road, then good trail to 21km, rougher trail to 27km, then road again to 34km, then good trail to transition. Basically there’s just 6km that is a bit rough and rugged to mix it up in true Highlands spirit!
  

BEN NEVIS MOUNTAIN (8.25 Kilometers each way)
An intense dramatic route up the UK’s highest mountain. A good clear path takes you on a continual ascent till it opens out onto a plateau just before the summit. Following the cairns and passing the 2 notorious gullies you’ll reach the highest point in the UK and the turn around point. You can then enjoy the fast & furious run back down. N.B. On the way up you will need to pass the Check Point 5km up Ben Nevis before 12:00pm to be able to progress to the summit.

  

BIKE COURSE (42 Kilometers – Back)
Taking the reverse route back of this outstanding course with a little extra on the road to take you the other way round Loch Leven to the finish. Some great trails mixed with long stretches of open roads with plenty of hills and dramatic scenery. It’s a captivating route back to the finish.

   

FINAL TRAIL RUN (1 Kilometer)
The finish adds that final challenge with a 1km trail run round the ‘island’ and through to the finish line in front of the Isles of Glencoe.

GENERAL RECAP

1.5km swim | 38.5km bike | 8.25km up Ben Nevis | 8.25km down Ben Nevis | 42km bike return to Glencoe | 1km trail run