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Saturday 30 September 2023
Isle of Arran
Join us for a breath-taking 57-mile cycle round the Isle of Arran – Saturday 30 September
Take in the sights on one of Scotland’s most beautiful and accessible islands as you cycle 57 miles clockwise around Arran – you’d be hard pushed to ride a more perfect loop!
Whether you’re a cycling pro or you enjoy a scenic bike ride, this event is suitable for cyclists of all levels, we would just recommend a few weeks training to tackle some of the more challenging hills.
It’s not a race so we encourage you to have fun, take photos of the scenery and enjoy the ride – there will be plenty of stops for snacks and photos along the way.
So, if you have a sense of adventure, join team CHSS for a fantastic day of cycling on Arran, all while raising vital funds to help make sure people with chest, heart and stroke conditions get the support they need to live life to the full!
The route allows you to make the most of the spectacular views as you pedal your way around the island.
You’ll be following the coast most of the way round so there will be beautiful views of the sea on one side and mountain views on the other. On a clear day, there are views over the islands of Bute and Cumbrae, to the southwest is Ireland beyond the tip of the Mull of Kintyre and around the south and east you’ll see views past Ailsa Craig to the Ayrshire coast, Troon and beyond into the Galloway hills.
This event is sold out
What we will provide: a friendly support team, support vehicles, snack and water stops, lunch, bike mechanics and your return ferry ticket from Ardrossan to Brodick.
What you will need: You will require a roadworthy bike to take part (a road bike or hybrid bike are recommended). Electric bikes are allowed. We request that you have your bike safety checked beforehand. Wearing a cycle helmet is mandatory.
Time: you should be able to complete the route in around 4-6 hours depending on fitness levels.
Minimum age: The minimum age is 14 and you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
By signing up to take on Arran Cycle Challenge, you’re doing something amazing!
We’re asking all our fundraising heroes to promise to raise at least £250 in sponsorship. We will provide all the support you need to help you meet and beat your fundraising goal.
Every penny you raise will go towards helping someone in Scotland rebuild their life and get back to doing the things that matter to them when they return home from hospital with a chest, heart or stroke condition.
Troy suffered a stroke leading to the ‘darkest time of his life.’
He is grateful for the support provided by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
“I have never felt more scared and alone than when I had a stroke.
“But life changed for me when I got help from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
“The team at this amazing charity rescued me and my family from the darkest time in our lives.
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