We have a number of organised rides throughout the weekend for Thunder In The Glens 2020. Places are free but are limited and are open to those who have a valid TITG 2020 ticket. Only those who have pre-registered for the ride and have a TITG 2020 wristband will be permitted to join the ride.
Ride will depart from the Strathspey Hotel Car Park. The ride will visit the newly opened Grantown East, Highland Heritage and Cultural Centre. The ride will depart Aviemore and head north passing through the stunning Cairngorm National Park. Grantown East is a beautifully renovated railway station where you can shop for Scottish handcrafted treasures and learn about the history of the railway and its importance to the community from the heritage displays. There will also be time to sample the delicious culinary delights on offer including the exclusive "pudding pizzas". As we stop over you can relax in the refurbished train carriage dining facility over coffee and cake whilst taking in the stunning views. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Book your place now to avoid disappointment.
Ride to Culloden Battlefield to visit the site of the last battle on British soil. See http://www.nts.org.uk/Culloden/Home/ for more information. Join us on a ride out to Culloden Moor, one of the most famous Scottish battlefields, and only 32 miles from Aviemore. We are riding to the National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre which has full facilities including a restaurant and shop. Learn about the fate of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Rebellion. A reduced entrance fee of Â£8, for registered Thunder Rally attendees, gives you access to the interactive exhibition, battlefield film and portable audio battlefield guide. This is free to National Trust Members. Come and find out why this battle that lasted only one hour changed the way of life of the Highlands and Islands for ever. For those who just want to walk around and soak up the atmosphere, for free you can walk the battlefield now restored to how it was on that fateful day-16th April 1746, see a birds-eye view from the roof-top viewing area and use the battle table to watch the battle re-enacted before your eyes. The ride out leaves at 11am on Sunday and will be back in Aviemore by 3pm giving you plenty of time to pick up last minute bargains from the Thunder rally village, before the evening entertainment.
Join us on this escorted ride to one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Nestled within the magnificent Cairngorm mountains the Spey Distillery is acknowledged as being the prettiest of all Scotland's distilleries. Originally a barley mill and croft dating back to the 1700's it closed in 1965. Over the next 25 years it was slowly and lovingly converted into a single malt distillery which started producing spirit on Christmas Day 1990. The distillery draws its water from the Spey River tributary..... The River Tromie using the old mill lade which originally ran the waterwheel that powered the old mill. This small boutique distillery is nurtured by a passionate, experienced team of highly skilled craftsmen dedicated to crafting the highest quality spirit in each and every drop. This escorted ride out will travel down the B9152 (the old A9) to Kingussie before turning on to the scenic B970 to the distillery. Returning to Aviemore on the B970 via Rothiemurchus. The total mileage will be 30 miles. Numbers on this ride will be limited so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment.