Rob Roy Challenge

The Rob Roy Challenge is an exciting and challenging event for individuals and teams. Participants can enjoy some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery while raising money for some fantastic charities.

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Rob Roy Challenge

The Rob Roy Challenge had a new route for 2016 offering a 16 mile walk and up to 56 miles of road cycling for individuals or teams. Also, for the first time we offered two cycle-only options; covering the cycle sections of Big Red and Schiehallion’s Shadow. The full selection of routes that can be taken on are:

  • Schiehallion's Shadow - 16 mile walk, 56 mile cycle
  • Big Red - 16 mile walk, 35 mile cycle 
  • MacGregor's Leap - 16 mile walk, 15 mile cycle
  • Rob Roy Ramble - 16 mile walk

After a very successful 10th year in 2015, the 2016 event saw an update to the route to simplify logistics for competitors while adding an enhanced variety of challenging route options. With a central base now at Kenmore competitors no longer needed to provide their own support teams, however we encouraged friends and family to come along to support challengers at Kenmore and to enjoy the Rob Roy Challenge Festival weekend.

The Rob Roy Challenge is a fund raising event that was launched in 2006 and has enabled over 5,500 hardy souls to battle the Scottish wilderness and raise almost £3million for a number of worthy charities. It has been one of the most successful fundraising events in Scotland and with your support it will continue to grow and benefit charities for years into the future.

KenMHOR Festival

2016 also saw the introduction of the Rob Roy Festival which included live bands, artisan food stalls, bars, gift stalls, a kids' Rob Roy Challenge and lots, lots more.

Kinloch Rannoch and Loch Tummel

The cycle route took in Kinloch Rannoch and Loch Tummel. Why not come and train on the route prior to the next event so you know exactly what to expect. Find out more about the local area and where to stay HERE

I did the Rob Roy Challenge in 2013 and was my 1st time ever doing anything like this, I wanted to do it for my Gran who I sadly lost to Alzheimers, it was such an amazing well organised event and loads of support from everywhere, I had such an amazing time and next years isn't coming quick enough to do it all over again.

Claire Gallacher

Just a brief note to say how much we enjoyed the Rob Roy challenge. The whole event was so well organised there were many highlights, specifically having a bit of chocolate cake before 9.30 at the first stop and the massages at Balquhidder and Kenmore.

Craig MacLaren

Just a wee note to say how much I enjoyed partaking in the Rob Roy Challenge. The organisation was superb, the helpers and check point staff fantastic offering huge encouragement, a smiley face and lots of refreshments, the safety notices, brilliant, warning us of sharp corners as we hurtled down various hills, the evening party such fun with a great band to entice us to dance to limber up the limbs and magical fireworks to celebrate our achievements. It really was a fantastic day walking and cycling in and around the most breathtaking scenery and was a joy to do. I hope lots of money was raised for your charities and will keep an eye on the website to see the final total. I will definitely be back again, probably as support crew as I normally only do an event once. Many many thanks to all the team.

Suzie Cummings

With the legs having eased off, midge bites disappeared and energy levels slowly returning, its easy to now look back and see what a fantastic event you put on this year.

As a competitor, the organisation from start to finish was faultless, stewards could not have been more helpful and encouraging and the catering was spot on (both during and after the big event). The massage teams looked as if they were being worked hard and certainly brought a lot of relief to our two squads - this brings a real unique touch to the event.

Our support team also had a great day, especially in Kenmore where the kids had a riot playing on all the inflatables - this element alone is a major plus for the Rob Roy Challenge making it a real family fun day out.

Thanks again, and best wishes for the continued success of this great event.

Alasdair Sloan

Both Melissa Denholm and myself really enjoyed the challenge and were most impressed with the organisation and support provided on the day. Certainly I am already keen to take part next year, and hopefully will be able to organise a larger team from the Bank of New York Mellon.

Mike Allen
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