Where is the Half Way Campsite?

Our overnight stop for Challengers will be at Tyndrum. It is 38 miles south of Kinlochleven, the location of the transition from bike to the mountain marathon run. It is considered a suitable point as you will have the majority of the cycle behind you while leaving a challenging yet reasonable test for day 2.

Tyndrum is a small but well serviced village at the southern edge of Rannoch moor. It is very popular with tourists and offers a range of accommodation and food. There is variety of fayre available to a passing trade of tourists, hillwalkers and West Highland Way walkers from establishments such as the Tyndrum Lodge hotel, the Real Food Cafe and the Green Welly Stop, one of the Highlands best known tourist stops with a licensed cafe, a newsagent and sweet shop, a Scottish gift shop, a superb whisky store, a petrol filling station. Brodie’s Minimarket offers the opportunity to top up on supplies.

About the City To Summit campsite

Rat Race will be operating the By The Way campsite exclusively for the use of City to Summit participants to book accommodation for themselves and their supporters. The campsite will denote the finish of day one and roll out point for day two. We will be running a simple café operation to provide hot evening food and breakfast supplies with beer and cider also on sale. The menu can be seen below.

There are communal areas so folk can kick back and reflect on the day’s activities and contemplate the challenge ahead. Supporters will not require camping passes to access the site but vehicles will be unable to enter unless they have purchased one of the very limited vehicle passes we have on sale. Other vehicles without a pass will be able to find parking in the village which is a short walk away. Bookings need to be made directly through Rat Race for the night of Saturday  28th July and the campsite will not be taking bookings as we will be operating the campsite according to the needs of the event and due to the compact nature of the site campers will not be permitted to pitch their own tents at our campsite for the night of Saturday 28th July.

Facilities at the campsite will include a minimum of secure bike compound, flushing toilets, heated showers, a bike mechanic operation and food to purchase. Shower rooms are located in the hostel and shower block, while the chalets have their own shower. All hostel, hut and chalets include bedding while tent options coming with sleep mat, mattress cover, duvet and pillow (where selected).

Accommodation packages available to purchase are:


4 person chalet.
2 bedrooms – one double room, 1 twin room.
Centrally heated – adjustable to your needs.
Comfortable lounge with gas fire.
Kitchen area with cooker, oven, refrigerator, microwave, kettle and toaster.
Separate dining area.
Fitted bathroom with electric power shower.
TV and DVD player.
Parking space needs to be bought separately.

6 person chalet.
Centrally heated, adjustable to your needs.
3 bedrooms (one room Double Bed, one room with Twin beds and one room with bunk-beds)
Fully equipped kitchen/dining area including: cooker, oven, refrigerator, microwave, kettle and toaster.
Comfortable lounge with gas fire.
Fitted bathroom with electric power shower.
TV and a DVD player.
Parking space needs to be bought separately.

Huts for exclusive hire:

4 person hut (Hobbit hut) – 1 double bed and 2 single beds.
Includes fitted sheet, pillow and duvet. Does not include towels.

2 person hut with toilet (Glamping hut) – 2 single beds.
Includes fitted sheet, duvet and pillow. Does not include towels.

Bed in shared camping hut:

Single bed with fitted sheet, pillow and duvet. Does not include towels.

Campervan Pitches:

Our campervan pitches are on hard standing. Each pitch includes power and TV connections straight to your Motorhome. Waste disposal facilities are available. No extra camping passes required for passengers.

Hostel Accommodation:

Includes bedding. Does not include towels

Double room in hostel 
Twin room in hostel 
Bed in male bunk room in hostel 
Bed in female bunk room in hostel

Accommodation under canvas in a pre-pitched tent.


Due to the compact nature of the campsite, accommodation in tents is only available with one of our pre-pitched tent packages. We use two types of tent at City to Summit.

Tunnel Tent – Up to 8 people

This season we will be using the Vango Capri 800XL AirBeam tunnel tent. It is great for larger groups who want either discreet separate sleep areas for 4 or looking for great value for up to 8 folk. This is a generous, up-to-8 man tent that utilises a vis-à-vis layout, meaning it has two bedrooms positioned at either end of the tent and a large central living area in the middle with plenty of space for kit and head clearance. The bedrooms can have the divider removed to create flexibility for different sleeping layouts. These tents have been weather and fire tested to the European standard EN5912.

The following accommodation options are available in these tents:

Male Solo Pod
Solo Pod with comfort pack in male shared tent

Female solo pod
Solo Pod with comfort pack in female shared tent

hire of up-to-8 person tunnel tent

Comfort pack 5cm sleep mat and brand new pillow.

Dome Tent – Up to 3 people

Our compact Dome tent option can take up to 3 people and is our most affordable option for small groups. For this season will be using the Vango Sigma+ which offers a twin flysheet door and additional porch area ideal for storing kit. As it is built to sleep three people, this tent offers a great amount of space for pairs or solos.

It has enhanced stability and superior fabrics that are waterproof and fire retardant for a dry, safe and comfortable camping experience. These tents have been weather and fire tested to the European standard EN5912.


While there are plenty of options for grub in Tyndrum we will be offering a food solution for those that want to rest weary limbs in the campsite on Saturday evening.
For Sunday’s breakfast there will be a porridge pot-based package with hot drinks available for purchase.

Food available at the Campsite will include the following:

Just Add Rice

Hearty helpings with basmati rice 

Beef meat balls

100% British beef meat balls in tomato and herb sauce.
All natural ingredients. Gluten free.

Chicken Tikka

British Marinated chicken in a creamy spiced tomato sauce with coriander.
All natural ingredients. Gluten free

Vegan Chilli

TVP mince in a spicy sauce. Contains soya.

Vegan Thai green curry

TVP chunks in lemon grass and coconut Thai curry. Contains soya.

Fat Sam’s Sausages

Award winning, imported German  sausages from The Sausage Man. Fully traceable  from independent butchers.

The Footlong

The classic quarter pound American style pork hotdog in a white roll. 

Vegan Bockwurst

Made in Germany and tastes great. Wheat protein.

Baked potatoes

With butter or dairy free spread. Add any two toppings: Heinz Baked Beans, Grated cheddar cheese, Tuna sweetcorn mayo, Coleslaw.

Itsu Chrystal Noodles Cup

Chicken Classic, Vegetable Festival or Chicken Jaipu


SCOTinental Breakfast Package

Stoats Porridge Pot (choice of flavour)
Fruit – Apple and Banana
Pain au Chocolat
Rations Caramel Pitstop Bar
Bottle of water or carton of orange juice
Tetley tea or Nescafe coffee

Stoats Oats Porridge Pots

Apple and Cinnamon
Pear and Vanilla
Raspberry and Honey
Rhubarb and Bramble