A Pre-spring Circuit from Elgin

So the days are getting longer and the weather is trying to be kinder, and we thought that you might feel like turning your pedals a little longer as a result. This month we’re making Elgin our start and finish point, but you will see that it’s easy to amend this route to start and finish in Forres.

From Elgin town centre, take the A941 Rothes Road and follow this all the way to Aberlour. This can be a busy road, so perhaps best to choose your start time carefully. Once in Aberlour, you might like to stop at Fresh on Spey Bistro where you can enjoy anything from a coffee to a full lunch. If you’re feeling like something more substantial, then the Mash Tun serve excellent pub food. There are plenty of hills on the way home, so don’t feel too guilty!

Out of Aberlour, continue along the A941 for several miles until you see the road on your right signposted for Carron. This is a lovely winding, hilly road that will take you past the distillery and along the side of the Speyside Way. At the end of this road you will come to a T-junction. Take a left here and continue to Knockando.

At the end of the village take the right turn to Dallas [signposted Forres] and once in Dallas take a right and then another right at the T-junction at the end of the village. This road will take you through Kellas along the Pluscarden Road, and back to Elgin.

Total: Approx miles