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Saturday 9th September 2017

Arran Sportive
Entries Open
Friday 17th February 2017 at 12:00
Entries Close
Sunday 3rd September 2017
Ride for Charity; Normal Entry
Entry Fees
£25 - Charity Entry with fundraising commitment of £50 minimum sponsorship for OYT Scotland
£38 - Normal entry
Rhona Marshall

Be part of the Arran Sportive, an exciting addition to your events calendar in breathtaking surroundings!

This challenging open road event is a full loop of the beautiful island: 56miles (90km) with 1300 metres of climbing

The route will start and finish in Brodick, going anti-clockwise round the island. For a route map, please click here.

Affectionately known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, Arran offers an incredible variety of scenery - mountains, woodlands, beaches and outlying islands - making it undoubtedly one of Scotland’s most spectacular cycling destinations. There is a striking contrast of rolling countryside in the south and mountainous landscapes in the north, including Arran’s highest peak Goatfell. The Arran Sportive will not only provide you with an abundance of stunning island landscapes and nature, but fast flowing roads, lung busting climbs and exhilarating descents will ensure you will have an unforgettable day in the saddle. 

The island is easily accessible from the mainland by ferry with short ferry crossings from Ardrossan and Claonaig in Kintyre. Due to limited parking available in Brodick, it is recommended that participants leave their cars on the mainland and board the ferry as passenger only. Please note there is a secure bag drop available at the Events HQ and Registration in Brodick Sports Pavilion. Shower facilities are also available.

This event is organised by and entirely in aid of the youth development charity Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. All proceeds of the event will go directly to the charity to help them deliver their life changing ‘adventure under sail’ to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Ride for Charity
If you would like to actively raise funds for OYT Scotland by entering this event, you are entitled to a reduced entry fee of £25 (minimum sponsorship is £50 and this must be paid to the charity no later than 4 weeks after the event).  If you would like to find out more, email or visit

Official Event Hoodie
Treat yourself and order your official Arran Sportive Event Hoodie when signing up! Only £30 including postage and packaging and all for a good cause.  This option closes on 7th August.

Full details will be sent to you before the event.

Supported by Visit Arran, CalMac Ferries and Scottish Cycling.


Event Disclaimer: 

 I understand and agree that I participate in this event at my own risk, that I must rely on my own ability in dealing with all hazards and that I must ride in a manner which is safe for myself and all others. I am aware that when riding in an event and particularly when riding on a public highway the function of the marshals is only to indicate direction and that I must decide if the movement is safe. I agree that no liability whatsoever shall be attached to the promoter, promoting club, meeting sponsor(s) or member of the promoting club in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by me on or by reason of the event, however caused.

I will obey the highway code and will not drop litter.

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