This week’s pick-n-mix collection has been produced by a series of returning contributors from around the world.
David Crighton takes us to Scotland, Roalt Aalmoes shares Denmark with us, Igor Keržan visits Slovenia and Peter Kettle shares with us a new route from England.
Special mention this week to Ivo Stettle’s Kriens to Krienseregg ride. It’s a solid, consistent climb but the views make the pain worthwhile.
Find all these rides under NEW in the FulGaz app or by searching the contributor’s name.
The ride starts at the village Kriens, a suburb of Lucerne and takes us to the Naturfreundehaus ("Friends of nature house") at Krienseregg, a favourite stop for riders to take a break after the ascent. Krienseregg is halfway up to Mount Pilatus and about the highest point on Mount Pilatus to reach with a racing bike. The ascent begins soon after the start and leads through the outskirt of Kriens and past the lower station of the cable car to Mount Pilatus. The first kilometres are pretty tough between 8 to 12 %. Shortly before the restaurant "Buurestuebli" it flattens out a bit, before the % rise again into 2 digits. After about 4 km, there is a short flat part to relax a bit, before the next ascent starts. The last part of the ride leads mostly through the forest before reaching the finishing point at the Naturfreundehaus.More Info
Lisca (948 m above sea level) is a scenic mountain in Posavje, north of Sevnica. It has two peaks, the lower one is Mala Lisca (934m). There is a meteorological radar station on the higher ground, and below it there are two mountain outposts: Jurkova koča and Tončkov dom (927m), which are reached by an asphalted road. On the western slope stands the church of Sveti Jošt (787m). In good weather, Lisce offers a view of many Slovenian mountains; Snežnik, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Julian Alps, Gorjanci with Trdinov vrh, Kum, Bohor, Donačka gora etc.More Info
This is part 1 of a 2-part ride from Fife to Dunblane. It starts in the countryside soon after leaving the Fife village of Oakley heading north through Glendevon and ending at the world-famous Gleneagles golf course hotel. There are no major climbs in in this undulating course but it will test your legs. Beware there are several short but steep ramps in the first third.More Info
This is part 2 of a 2-part ride from Fife to Dunblane. It starts at the world-famous Gleneagles golf course hotel heading west through rolling countryside on back roads to Dunblane and finishing at the cathedral. There are no climbs of note in this undulating ride.More Info
It's not easy to find elevation on the Funen Island in Denmark, but the rural area around Vissenbjerg has some easy hills. This ride is a combination of regular roads, forest roads, and even a gravel path at the end of the ride.More Info
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Aidan works with the FulGaz team and races bikes at the top level, having represented Malta at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.
In 2023, he was crowned Maltese National Champion on the road and Individual Time Trial.