Lowther Hills Snowball Sportive is brought to you by Lowther Hills Ski Club and 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive to raise funds to buy a snow groomer for the Ski Club.


One of Scotland's most exciting cycling events, Lowther Hills Snowball Sportive is an unique opportunity to cycle up Britain's 3rd tallest climb - the full height of Mennock Pass & Radar Road (15.2km / 611m climbing), including the private road to Scotland's highest piece of tarmac without stopping at the normally locked gates.

At a glance


A choice of 3 routes (100miles, 100km & 55km), lots of fast downhills, the legendary Mennock Pass, and a mountain top finish at Scotland's Highest Road.

Start HQ – Wanlockhead Inn, ML12 6UZ

Finish HQ – Wanlockhead Communicty Centre, ML12 6UZ

At Registration Breakfast rolls will be available for purchase in Wanlockhead Inn and large meals and beer after your ride.

The finish HQ will have free tea & coffee and showers available for all riders from 1pm.

Feed Stops - We will provide the usual fare of banana, High5 gels and powdered drink, aussie bites, flap jacks, jelly beans, anything we can get cheap from Costco and of course your favourite PRETZELS!!!

Mobile Mechanics & Medical staff - we will have a full team of mobile mechanics and medics. You will get their contact details at registration.

Expect the usual 3 Pistes style party atmosphere.