Zwift’s Scotland map has beautiful views and purpose-built racing segments including the Sgurr climb, Glasgow Crit Circuit, and of course Breakaway Brae.
But there are only 5 official Scotland routes, so we decided it was time to create some thoughtful new Rebel Routes.
Today we introduce the second in our series of Scotland Rebel Routes. (Watch this space, as we are introducing a new one every Monday in May!) The route is called “Outer Scotland”, as it covers Scotland’s outermost roads in a clockwise direction, starting and ending in Glasgow.
About Rebel Routes
“Rebel Routes” are Zwift rides not available on Zwift’s routes list, thus requiring manual navigation.
The reward for your rebel ride? Exploring a new route, knowing you’ve gone where few Zwifters have gone before. And a Strava segment rank in the tens or hundreds instead of the thousands! Rebel Routes are also included as a separate category on our Veloviewer Route Hunter leaderboard.
We begin in Glasgow by choosing The Muckle Yin as our route, as this will auto-navigate most of the route for us.
Ride the first bit of the Glasgow Crit circuit, then turn left and head for The Cliffs.
From here we stay left, basically. This keeps us on the main outer loop of Scotland: through The Cliffs, the lab banner, up through Corkscrew Castle and Breakaway Brae, down around the mystical roundabout, then back into Glasgow.
Once we re-enter the city we continue to keep left, finishing our Glasgow Crit Circuit route started at the beginning of the ride. Finish with a sprint to the banner, and you’re done!
While it looks pretty pitchy, this route doesn’t contain any long climbs or steep sections more than a few seconds long. It can best be described as “rolling”.
Getting Started + Lead-In
The easiest way to get started is to choose The Muckle Yin from your Scotland route options. This will give you a short lead-in to the Champion’s Sprint banner start line.
Turn by Turn
Here are the turns you’ll need to make to successfully complete Outer Scotland after starting from The Muckle Yin’s spawn point. (It’s easy just to remember to stay left, though!):
- Left to Cliffs
- Left to Tower
- Straight (Left) to Tower
- Straight (Left) to Glasgow
- Left to Glasgow
- Left to Glasgow
Distance: 11.14km (6.92 miles)
Elevation Gain: 99m (324′)
Rebel Route Suggestions
Got an idea for a great Rebel Route? Share it below and maybe we’ll publish a post about it!
This route should be a official route. Really good riding and racing route.
I agree 100% … 3 laps of this route would be a perfect ZRL race with a bit of everything
Is it me, but it wouldn’t be better to choose The Muckle Yin for doing this rebel route. You will follow that route until the second roundabout, in which you choose left to go back to Glasgow.
But if you did that, you wouldn’t cover all the outer roads in Scotland. (You’d miss a bit in Glasgow.)
The Muckle Yin starts at the Glasgow pens, takes you straight into
Champion’s sprint, then left towards the cliffs, across the north
roundabout towards the castle corkscrew, then straight through Breakaway
Brae Reverse, and back towards the south roundabout.The last part you have to navigate yourself, so straight (left arrow) in the south roundabout, then left to Glasgow, another left towards the Clyde Kicker and then back to the Champions sprint to finish the route.
Ah, you’re right! I was thinking of City and the Sgurr. Yeah, the Muckle Yin is a better choice… it’ll auto-navigate you for most of the route. I’ll edit the post above.
Wouldn’t it be great if Zwift allowed us to plot a route in advance (like you can on Strava) and just follow it without having to remember or write down the turns
perhaps zwift would support or acquire this project: https://roadcaptain.nl/
props to this developer!!!
Zwift should make it an actial route with badge.