Scottish Climbs: Comrie Moor

This is the first of a series of post on good climbs in Scotland. Providing the pictures is a dilemma: the shots accompanying this post are pretty average quality, as I took them on my phone as I rode up the hill. This also slowed down my ride quite a bit- kind of a lose-lose situation.

The road climbs out of the well-to-do village of Comrie for four miles up to an open moor. The gradient fluctuates, including sections of around 10 percent, as well as a couple of sections that flatten out completely. It is best when tackled from the north, as the road winds and gradient changes more than when ridden from the south. Riding it from the north also provides a very fast descent with some long straight sections, interrupted by a pretty tight S-bend.

The hill features on the TLI series of races called the Jacobite Chase, run on an APR format.

Comrie Moor- lower slopes

Comrie Moor- lower slopes

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Half way up

Comrie Moor- final rise

Comrie Moor- final rise

Tom Worthington, Glasgow Nightingale- Comrie Moor RR - click for more race photos

Comrie Moor, Perthshire (click for google map)

Comrie Moor elevation, from bikehike.co.uk