Glenlivet mountain bike festival hailed a success
The third annual Rock&Road Festival, which took place on the Glenlivet Estate, has been hailed as a great success with hundreds of competitors taking part.
Run in partnership between The Crown Estate and No Fuss Events, the two day festival attracted 270 competitors across all competitions, including some of Scotland’s top cyclists.
The centrepiece of the weekend saw the third round of the Scottish Enduro Series taking to the slopes, with 234 competitors participating. The eventual winner was Joe Barnes – a rising star of the mountain biking scene.
Plenty of families also attended the two-day event, with kids having the chance to put their mountain biking skills to the test on the practice pump track, along with guided family rides around the roads of Glen Avon.
The ever popular "Smoothie Bike" also returned which saw little ones using pedal power to make their own healthy and nutritious snacks.
Vicky Hilton, The Crown Estate’s Countryside Manager for the Glenlivet Estate, said: "We extremely pleased with how popular the Rock&Road festival proved this year.
"We wanted to create an atmosphere in which both professional and amateur cyclists could improve their skills, whilst meeting other people who are passionate about the sport, and the feedback from both groups is that the festival has succeeded in meeting this ambition.
"However, the fun doesn’t end there. Our trails are ready for a full season of cycling and we look forward to welcoming cyclists from across the country to enjoy a day of mountain biking, set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Glenlivet Estate."
Opened in 2013, the Glenlivet bike trails comprise a blue graded 9km route and a red graded 22km loop, and have been graded four-star by VisitScotland.