Well done to everyone who took par in the Lord of the Lochs Sportive!!

Event times are Here



Back by popular demand, The Lord of the Lochs Sportive returns and will take the rider on an unrivaled route of quiet roads and spectacular scenery passing many sights of historical interest. The route takes participants on  a magnificent journey through the Outdoor Capital of the UK, showcasing the magnificent coastal and mountain landscapes that the area has to offer.


Lord of the Lochs Elite = 180km / 112miles

Lord of the Lochs Standard = 156kms / 97miles

The Lord of the Lochs Tonne = 100kms /

From the event start, riders will head out west to Glenfinnan where you will be challenged by the first climb of the day. The route then winds its way along the very picturesque Loch Eilt before descending to sea level at Loch Ailort.

The route winds its way towards Glen Uig with spectacular sea views to the islands of Eigg, Rhum and Muck. After a stiff climb thru Glen Uig we descend into Moidart and run alongside Loch Moidart past the ‘Seven Men of Moidart’ beech trees planted to commemorate 7 men from the area who went to Glenfinnan to raise the standard and to the village of Acharacle.

At the road junction at the end of Loch Sunart, the Elite riders will turn right up the infamous Liddlesdale climb and round by Kingairloch, whereas the standard course riders will climb up and through Glen Tarbert and meet up with the elite riders then continue on to Ardgour.

The next section alongside Loch Linnhe will provide riders with fantastic views of Ben Nevis and Fort William as the narrow road skirts round the narrows and along Loch Eil side. The final section along the other side of Loch Eil and back to Fort William will give riders a completely different view of Ben Nevis, Aonoch Mhor and Carn Mhor Dearg.

The Linnhe Tonne

A new addition to the Lord of the Lochs bill this year is the Linnhe Tonne, which as the name suggests, is a 100k route along the banks of Loch Linnhe, down past the Corran Ferry and back again.  This ride starts as with the main LOL rides, but at the end of Loch Eil, all Tonne riders will take a left onto the A861 and head south.  Here riders will be treated to views down the loch and out to sea as you approach the Corran Narrows.  On the way back, Ben Nevis in all it's majesty will draw you back home to Corpach for some home made soup and more cake!

As with most sportives, the event start will be within a given time limit allowing riders simply to turn up with their friends and set off when it suits them - avoiding mass starts and big delays!


Registration will be open from 08:00 to 09:30 with riders being allowed to start at any time between 08:30 and 10:00. This allows you to just turn up, register and get on your way, hopefully avoiding big delays.  There will however be a restriction on the number of riders setting off together. This is to avoid congestion on the open roads for the first part of the route.


Corpach is located on the A830 Road to the Isles, around 100 miles north of Glasgow.

Refreshments on course

There will be 3 feed stations on all of the courses providing teas and coffees, water, cakes, bananas, peanuts etc (no hot food).  Please prepare yourself accordingly for the sections between the feed stations.


Parking is available at the Kilmallie Hall, but is limited.  There is also some parking at the Canalside which is just past the Hall.  If both these car parks fill up, there is a large public car park at the Moorings Hotel which is about a mile before the Hall.

From the South
As you enter Fort William from the South, continue in the direction of Inverness/Mallaig.  At the fourth roundabout exit left for A830 to Mallaig.  Continue for another 2 miles into Corpach and the Kilmallie Hall is on the left.

From the North
As you enter Fort William go right at the first roundabout taking A830 to Mallaig.  Continue for another 2 miles into Corpach and the Kilmallie Hall is on your left.

Safety and First Aid

First aid will be provided out on the course.  Event Medical Services will be providing cover at the start/finish area and will have trained First aiders out on the bike course.

Who's Coming

This is a list of entries for this event. If you think you should be here and you are not then let us know.

Solo Entry Tonne

1)  GB   Carol and Rachel  -  Carol Janac
2)  GB   Carol and Rachel  -  Rachel Roberts
3)  GB   Pandit  -  Leena Pandit
4)  GB   Mikes Bikes Race Team  -  Sonja Fenwick
5)  GB   Tommy  -  Emma Thomson
6)  GB   Just Do It!  -  Lisa Lawson
7)  GB   Just Do it !!  -  Jeannette Meldrum
8)  GB   EB  -  Emma Barker
9)  GB   Bert  -  Catriona Maitland
10)  GB   Old git in Lycra   -  andy Rankin
11)  GB   Tavern  -  Michael  Tavern
12)  GB   Cotic Bikes  -  Frazer Coupland
13)  GB   Wierd in the Woods  -  Stuart McAviney
14)  GB   ABZ MTB  -  Jane Diack
15)  GB   Glasgow Green cc  -  Andrew Cardwell
16)  GB   Anyone But Watts  -  David Devlin
17)  GB   Ernst  -  ernst landsberg
18)  GB   Kevin Livingstone  -  Kevin Livingstone
19)  GB   Calum Duncan Architects  -  Calum Duncan
20)  GB   Bicycle Bill  -  Billy  wilson
21)  GB   Scott Findlay  -  Scott Findlay
22)  GB   nerissimo  -  William Sinclair
23)  GB   The Crombies  -  Donald  Crombie
24)  GB   The Crombies  -  Kathy Crombie

Solo Entry Standard

25)  GB   NBR  -  Gwen Napier
26)  GB   Sarah MacKenzie  -  Sarah Mackenzie
27)  GB   Mountain Maniacs  -  emma gentle
28)  GB   Mikes Bikes Aviemore  -  Katie Hanson
29)  GB   mrsyoung4life  -  Heather Young
30)  GB   NBR  -  Rory Napier
31)  GB   Steve MacDonald  -  Steve MacDonald
32)  GB   Tease Coffee Crew  -  Joe Wallace
33)  GB   Boompaw  -  Colin Towers
34)  GB   Son of apathy  -  Adam Alexander
35)  GB   Vatternrundan Take 2  -  Keith Sutherland
36)  GB   Vatternrundan Take 2  -  Murray Bruce
37)  GB   Anyone But Watts  -  Kenny Campbell
38)  GB   Team Neebur  -  Chris Reid
39)  GB   Team Neebur  -  Craig Harrower
40)  GB   Team Carrera   -  Marc Little
41)  GB   Too Old for This  -  Duncan Brown
42)  GB   Too Old For This  -  Steve Braggington
43)  GB   RD  -  Alistair Hardy
44)  GB   Mike Milne - ABC  -  Mike Milne
45)  GB   on the road again  -  Andrew Kindness
46)  GB   Steve  -  Stephen Spencer
47)  GB   Maybe I like the misery   -  George  Maitland
48)  GB   young4life  -  Jimmy Young
49)  GB   Hamster Wheels  -  Alasdair Macdonald

Solo Entry Elite

50)  GB   1000miles4MS  -  Richard WILLIAMS
51)  GB   1000miles4MS  -  Simon Powell
52)  GB   Ginger Prince  -  Ben Taylor
53)  GB   The Cleavland Steamer  -  Colin Leggett
54)  GB   Team Neebur  -  Dougie  Fergus
55)  GB   McGinley  -  Michael McGinley
56)  GB   Gourock Grandad  -  Tony Sweeney
57)  GB   Cotswold Outdoor  -  Matt Vernon-Stroud
58)  GB   Padali  -  Paddy Davidson
59)  GB   Rory McLeod  -  Rory McLeod
60)  GB   ABZ MTB  -  Ian Diack
61)  GB   Mountain Maniacs  -  steve gentle
62)  GB   Teem Reem  -  David Lightbody
63)  GB   Anyone But Watts  -  Callum Roulston
64)  GB   Chris  -  Christopher Moss
65)  GB   MaxSuffering  -  Lewis Coffin
66)  GB   clydesdale harriers  -  michael diver
67)  GB   Ythan CC  -  Graham Parley
68)  GB   Ythan CC  -  Scott Gray
69)  GB   Bertie  -  Bertie Magnus Till
70)  GB   Iain McDougall  -  Iain McDougall
71)  GB   Legs like a yeti  -  Simon Turner
72)  GB   Mick Casey  -  Mick Casey
73)  GB   GGCC  -  Iain Martin
74)  GB   Glasgow Ivy CC  -  Steve Sheridan
75)  GB   NACC  -  David Robinson
76)  GB   Wilton Wheelers  -  Paul Slavin
77)  GB   Wilton Wheelers  -  Zosia Martin


Sportive Rules

1. By entering the event you acknowledge that you consider yourself fit to participate and complete the event selected. If you have any doubts about your health or have any known medical conditions you should consult your GP and obtain appropriate medical approval before entering any 2014 No Fuss Events Sportive.

2. You acknowledge that participation in the 2014 No Fuss Events Sportive is entirely at your own risk and that the organisers cannot be held liable for any injury, loss or damage caused or sustained as a result of your participation.

3. When participating in the 2014 No Fuss events Sportive participants agree to observe the Highway code at all times and follow the instruction of appointed event marshals and official as appropriate.4. All riders must display a number supplied by the organiser which should be clearly displayed on your bike or person.

5. All riders will be responsible for the roadworthiness of their bike. The use of tri bars or other bars are strictly forbidden for safety reasons. All riders agree to submit their bike for a mechanical check at the request of the organiser. The organiser reserves the right to withdraw any rider if there are any doubts regarding the roadworthiness of their bike.

6. All riders must wear an approved Cycle Helmet.

7. Participants understand and accept that this event is not a race but a personal challenge. An alphabetical list of finishers and times will be published.

8. All riders are advised to carry appropriate drinks, snacks, spare inner tubes/pump and suitable clothing for wet weather. Riders are advised to carry ID detailing any pre existing medical condition. A mobile phone is also advised in the event of an emergency although various locations on the routes may have poor signal or no signal at all.

9. Riders will be set off in groups at the discretion of the event organisers and under the guidance of the local police authority.

10. No Fuss marshals, helpers and support staff have no authority to stop traffic and are there for your safety, pay attention at all times and please obey there instructions.

11. The event is being held on a public highway where the rights and responsibilities to other road users apply. You are requested to ride in single file where appropropriate, to be aware of your fellow cyclists and other road users and to ride in a manner that is safe for you and all other road users.

12. Detailed route information and maps will be available online but navigation during the event will be your own responsibility.

13. All riders will be supplied with a route card and emergency phone numbers.

14. There will be signage at junctions and marshals at all major junctions however the organiser cannot guarantee that the signs will not be obstructed, removed or interfered with, therefore the organiser recommends participants memorize the route.

15. Food and drink will be provided at the designated feeding stations, however the organiser cannot guarantee supplies and strongly advises that you carry snacks and fluid.

16. Mobile support vehicles in the form of cars or motorbikes are forbidden. There will be mobile mechanical support on route.

17. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and will only be cancelled or the routes modified if in the opinion of the police or the event organiser an entrants reasonable saftely is at risk.. In the event of cancellation the entry fee is non-refundable.

18. Course closure will be signaled be the passage of the broom wagon along the sportive route. The broom wagon travelling on the designated route will depart from the start point 15min after the last departing group of cyclists and will travel round the course at 15mph. Once the broom wagon passes through junctions any event signage will be removed and any marshals relieved and the course up to that point considered closed for participation in the sportive.

19. The broom wagon will offer transport to cyclists unable to complete the sportive under their own means.

20. In the unlikely event of cancellation no refund will be payable.