Five Ferries and Arran Cycle Weekend

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Road Cycling
Jun 22
2019

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This is a 2 day event with at least 40 miles each day on some very hilly roads!

Come and enjoy a full-on weekend cycling in western Scotland on islands and peninsulas!

We will be using a total of five ferries from Wemyss Bay to Bute, through the Cowal Peninsula, part of the Kintyre Peninsula and round Arran (well most of it)

You will need to buy your own ferry tickets - the cheapest way is to buy a 'Bute, Cowal & Kintyre Hopscotch 4' ticket at £7.25 for the first three ferries and a 'Arran & Kintyre Hopscotch 5' ticket at £7.00 for the ferries on and off Arran.

We will be staying the Saturday night at the Lochranza Hostel (We don't have exclusive use of the hostel but have booked out rooms for Outdoorlads)

Day 1: We will meet up at the Ferry terminal at Wemyss Bay, where we catch the 10am ferry - don't be late or the boat will go without you!!!! We will be following the route as shown in this Strava link. You will need a strong level of fitness to keep up with the ferries or our plans will fall like dominoes! This ride is scheduled to be 41 miles - though if you want to challenge yourself, you can always take the challenging climb out of Lochranza to get a good climb in....

There is the Arran Distillery in Lochranza should you need to have a wee dram... no dramas though from the queens in you!!

Day 2: Another 41 mile ride from Lochranza (anti clockwise) round Arran with some steep climbs to Brodick. (See the Strava Route here) There will be several villages along the way so that you can get your food and drink. We will catch a pre-agreed ferry from Brodick to Ardrossan. There will be a train at Ardrossan Harbour to Glasgow Queen Street to take us home. Scotrail does not reserve bikes on trains!

You will need to bring sufficient supplies to stay overnight at the hostel. Parts of the route are quite exposed to the west coast elements of wind and rain - a frequent occurrence. The roads will be mainly away from the traffic.

 

Skelmorlie
meeting in Wemyss Bay
Bike and Sea
Steve and Breathtaking view
Open wide and cycle on in...
bike and view
attention - traffic calming measures...
Island village on Arran
Island view
Skelmorlie
meeting in Wemyss Bay
Bike and Sea
Steve and Breathtaking view
Open wide and cycle on in...
bike and view
attention - traffic calming measures...
Island village on Arran
Island view

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