Arran Sportive

14 Sep 19

Organiser's Description

See Scotland in minature in fantastic event to raise funds for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.

Now in its fourth year, the Arran Sportive is an exciting cycling event around the beautiful Isle of Arran, often described as 'Scotland in miniature'.

This challenging open road event covers 56 miles (90km) clockwise around the island.

The Arran Sportive in a tough combination of high mountains, large hills, and undulating coast road. The fast flowing roads, lung-busting climbs and exhiliarating descents ensure an unforgettable day in the saddle. Full of activities, the island is the perfect location for a long weekend. Why not extend your visit and bring family or friends for an adventure filled trip!

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. There is a secure bag drop available at the Events HQ & Registration in Ormidale Sports Pavilion and shower facilities are also available.


The event is organised by and is entirely in aid of youth development charity Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. All proceeds of the event will go directly to the charity to help deliver life changing sail training voyages to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more information about Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, visit  


Entry Fee 

Early Bird entry (avaiable until 28th February 2019) - £30 

Standard entry - £38

Charity entry - £25 (a minimum sponsorship of £50 is required and this must be paid to the charity no later than 4 weeks after the event) 

Fundraise through our Virgin Money Giving page at 


Start/ Finish

Event starts at 9am at the Ormidale Pavilion, Shore Road, Brodick, Isle Of Arran, KA27 8DL. The event finishes at the same location. If travelling across on the day you will need to get the 07:00 ferry in order to make the Sportive.


Opens at 7:30am

At registration, riders will be issued with a cycle number and chip to attach to their bike and emergency contact numbers.

Riders packs will be emailed closer to the event and will include further details on transport, times and safety information.


Timing will be electronic.

Water Stations

There will be two water stations along the route. The first at Velo Cafe in Lagg and the second at Pirnmill Primary School. Delicious refreshments are available to purchase at the Velo Cafe if you wish to stop for a bite to eat!

This year, there will be a BBQ at the finish line at the Ormidale Pavilion along with live music. You can also purchase Arran Sportive hoodies at the finish line. We'll also be producing our own exclusive Arran Sportive cycle tops for purchase in advance or on the day.


The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 14/09/2019

Status: Open

Total Places: 300


Rhona Marshall

Ormidale Pavilion Brodick Isle of Arran KA27 8BY