THE Arran Sportive is returning later this month and it is bigger and better than ever before.

This exciting 56-mile charity cycle around the gorgeous Isle of Arran will be filled with fast flowing roads, lung busting climbs and exhilarating descents. After you have completed this challenging and beautiful road cycle, Visit Arran will have a barbeque up and running using local produce so you can enjoy a well-earned rest with some delicious food.

This is a charity event organised by and in aid of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and will take place on September 15.

OYT Scotland is an organisation which helps over 750 young people each year gain valuable life skills and qualifications through the challenge of sailing.

If you don’t fancy the challenge of cycling round the stunning and exciting Isle of Arran yet still want to help support this worthy charity, why not become a volunteer? The Arran Sportive is still looking for enthusiastic people to help on the day.

For more details on this amazing event and to hear the latest updates, follow the Arran Sportive on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any queries please contact Christie on 01475 722722 or email

To sign up as either a normal rider or a charity rider, go to