AB25/4 Time Trial Course - Garlogie Torphins
A popular out and back twenty five mile time trial course starting close to Westhill, some ten miles west of Aberdeen. The course is a favourite with the Aberdeen cycling clubs like Aberdeen Wheelers and Deeside Thistle whose members have competed for the hotly contested Glegg Trophy on this course over the years.
This course is not regarded as a fast course, however it is usual for the winner to be quicker than the hour by two or three minutes.
AB25/4 Course Description
The official course description is:
Start on B9119 at east edge of gatepost 0.088 miles east of 9th milestone. Proceed west on B9119 then left on B9125 (Torphins Road), to a T.P.No.10 west of Innermarkie Wynd, Torphins. Retrace on B9125 to finish 20 yards west of Toll Cottage before junction with B9119.
With about 600 feet (183m) of climbing, the course is not particuarly hilly but neither is it a pancake flat course either - as the course profile below suggests.
Establishing what has been the fastest times on this course has been difficult. It is believed the course record is as below, however if you know different then please let us know. Contact details are in the link at the bottom of the page.
52:49 by Kyle Gordon of RT23 on 11 June 2017.
This beat the previous record of
53:13 by Jon Copp of Deesdie Thistle CC on 13 May 2007.
AB25/4 HQ - Garlogie Hall
It is usual for the public hall in Garlogie to be used as the event headquarters when using this course. Although the start is less than a mile from the HQ give yourself a good 10 minutes to get to it.
Garlogie Hall is hidden from sight on a minor road that forks off the main B9125 at the public phone box. The fork is on the right as you exit the village heading towards Echt. If using Sat Nav, then AB32 6RX is the postcode to use.
Facilities at the HQ
local_parking Parking for about 30 vehicles is available at the hall. Limited overflow parking is available on the verge of the narrow road that passes the hall.
No showers available at HQ
build Nearest cycle repair shops are in Banchory.
Mobile reception at the hall is poor to non existant for most networks. A pay phone is available at the phone box on main road. Phone number of the hall care taker is 01224 743212.
Nearest cafes in Westhill. See our page listing Cafes near Garlogie.
Other Nearby Courses
10 - Lochter Loop
AB10/3 - Echt Road
A very popular course with Aberdeen City based cycling clubs. The AB10/3 is a 10 mile out and back course starting and finishing in Garlogie, a few miles west of Aberdeen.
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