Will you take up the Speyside Challenge?
Following the success of 2022’s challenge, Moray Council is again encouraging users of the Speyside Way to take up the ‘Speyside Challenge’ for a second time this September.
The challenge is to log the most distance covered, or the most journeys, by foot or bike, on the popular route that is now part of the Speyside Low Carbon Hub.
Speyside Way users are being challenged to use the refurbished pathways to commute and travel with the chance of winning one of 12 prizes for taking part.
The upgraded path runs from Craigellachie, through Aberlour and Carron to Cragganmore.
Challengers will be able to sign up and log their active travel journeys on the path. At the end of September those with the most cycling and walking journeys logged and the most distance covered will win one of three Moray Loves Local gift cards. There’s a prize for first, second and third placed participants up to the value of £45.
The ‘Speyside Low Carbon hub’ project was awarded funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund, and Transport Scotland. The project received £810,000 for the first phase of the project, between Craigellachie and Carron, and £635,000 for the second phase between Carron and Cragganmore.