Advice for road users ahead of Thunder in the Glens
Issued by Police Scotland
Police Scotland is looking forward to supporting Thunder in the Glens when it returns to Aviemore this weekend.
The annual event brings thousands of motorcyclists to Badenoch and Strathspey for a weekend of special events and ride-outs.
Officers are urging the motorcyclists and other road users to plan ahead in order to keep any disruption on the roads to a minimum.
- The main period for motorcycles riding out happens on Saturday between 12 noon and 1pm. Thunder in the Glens traffic will use the main A95 Aviemore to Grantown on Spey road passing the Granish junction at the northern end of Aviemore. This will cause significant delay to traffic wishing to enter Aviemore or enter the A9 between 12 noon and 1pm and non-rally traffic is urged use other routes.
- To avoid congestion, non-rally traffic is urged to use the junction onto the A9 to the south of Aviemore during that time, with larger vehicles asked to consider routes to avoid the A95 in the Aviemore area where possible on Saturday 26 August
- Be aware the roads to Grantown on Spey (A95), Lochindorb (A939), Duthil (B9007) and Dulnain Bridge(A938) will be very busy with motorcycle traffic and there will be delays for regular road users.
- Parking within Aviemore will be at a premium all weekend so plan ahead and consider other road users when parking your vehicle
- For those taking part in Thunder in the Glens, consider security, don't leave valuable equipment unattended and lock your bike.
Police Scotland event commander Inspector Mike Middlehurst said: "We are looking forward to supporting Thunder in the Glens once again this weekend. It's a fantastic event and a highly anticipated weekend each year in Badenoch and Strathspey. Roads policing and local officers will be attending to support the organisers for a safe and enjoyable rally. I would just ask that all motorists plan ahead while the rally is on, drive with care, obey the speed limits and be patient where there are delays due to the volume of traffic on the roads. We want it to be a safe and enjoyable event for all visitors and locals alike and for all to get home safely after the event."