Lochter Loop Time Trial Course - Old Meldrum
A relatively new 10 mile circuit time trial course starting close to Old Meldrum. The course is a favourite with the Inverurie cycling club Team Ecosse Northboats who promote a popular end of season event on this course. It has also been used for the Grampian TT Championships.
Lochter Loop Course Description
The course became an official and measured 10 mile route in 2019.
The circuit starts and finishes near to the Lochter Activity Centre the route climbs along the A920, turning onto the B9001 at Drum of Wartle before finishing along the unclassified road towards Lochter.
The course has a total ascent of around 350 feet (109m) with the first half generally uphill and a faster second half - see the course profile below.
Since becoming an officially measured course in 2019, the following course records have been recorded:
00:21:52:00 set by Martin Reynolds of Aberdeen Wheelers CC on 29 Sept 2019
Course HQ - Barra Berries
It is usual for Barra Berries Farm Shop, at Barra Castle, to be used as the event Head Quarters when using this course. The start is just over 2 miles away, so allow at least ten minutes, preferably more, to get to it from the HQ.
Barra Berries is located in a refurbished grain store adjacent to Barra Castle on the B9170 Inverurie to Old Meldrum road. For Sat Navs use AB51 0JP as the postcode.
Facilities at HQ
local_parking Lots of parking available at Barra Berries.
No showers available at HQ
build Nearest cycle repair shops are in Inverurie.
Mobile reception at the HQ is good for most networks. Phone number of Barra Berries is 07866 491508.
Nearest cafe is the HQ. Ideal!
Other Nearby Courses
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.
AB25/4 - Garlogie Torphins
Another popular course with Aberdeen City based cycling clubs. The AB25/4 is a 25 mile out and back course starting and finishing in Garlogie with a turn in Torphins.
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