Arran Cycle Challenge 2018

Tue 23rd January 2018

Get on your bike for the Rangers Charity Foundation and join our Arran Cycle Challenge on Saturday 26th May, taking in all the sights the beautiful island of Arran has to offer!

Following the success of our inaugural Arran Cycle Challenge, we’ve even upped the stakes this year with a new 72 mile distance, for those of you looking for a really tough challenge!

Of course, we still have our 52 mile distance too, and both routes mainly feature quiet single track roads, allowing you to make the most of the views and enjoy some of the most stunning scenery in Argyll. 

Although the cycle does involve some challenging hills, even a novice cyclist with a decent level of fitness could take part in the 52 mile route with just a few weeks of training.   It’s not a race, so just take your time and enjoy the ride!

There are 2 distances you can choose from to suit various cycling abilities –

55 miles – A full loop of the island which should take roughly 4-6 hours depending on fitness levels.

72 miles – This new, longer distance will see riders cycle a figure of eight, traversing the island, starting and finishing in Brodick. This route should take 6-8 hours depending on fitness levels but is for experienced / fit cyclists only.

Participants will require a roadworthy bike to take part and we would request that you have your bike safety checked beforehand.  Wearing a cycle helmet will also be mandatory.

We will provide support vehicles, snack and water stops, lunch and return ferry tickets within the registration fee.   Participants also have the option to stay the night before and/or after the cycle.   

The registration fee for this event is £45 and covers all expenses for administering your place.  We would ask that all participants raise an additional £100 or more in sponsorship.  Funds raised will help the Foundation make a real difference on behalf of the Rangers Family.  Whether we’re supporting our charity partners or our own community programmes, every penny raised will go a long way.

John Brown, who took part in last year’s event, commented, “The event was brilliant, the weather spectacular and the Arran scenery beautiful!  There was a great bunch of people taking part last time, and great camaraderie on the day.  It was a tough challenge – but all for a great cause.  Good luck to everyone signed up for this year’s event!”

Remember, every cyclist taking part has the chance to become a True Blue Hero.  If you raise over £100 for the Foundation you will be invited along to an exclusive reception at Ibrox where you will be presented with a medal by a first team player!

Sign up here or call 0141 580 8775!



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