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We are delighted to confirm that we will once again host the Glasgow City Mission’s Big Arran Challenge on Saturday 17 September 2022.
This is an opportunity to raise money to help those affected by homelessness and poverty in Glasgow, while enjoying an exciting day on Arran cycling round the island or climbing Goatfell.
Please register your interest by filling in the form below. If you have any questions, please send to jack@glasgowcitymission.com.

Which challenge will you take part in?

Cycle the island or walk Goatfell or do both (A considerable achievement and one to boast of for years to come!)

Option 1: A vigorous climb

Just 134 feet shy of a Munro, Goatfell is one of Scotland’s most popular peaks with stunning views across the island and on a clear day, across to Ben Lomond, Jura and the coast of Ireland.

Start: 8.30am or 11.15am
Duration: 4-6 hours


Option 2: Full loop round the island cycle challenge

Take in 57 miles of breath-taking scenery on your saddle in this Island-lapping cycle challenge.

Start: 8.30am or 11.15am
Duration: 3-6 hours approx


Option 3: Glasgow City Mission Duathlon

Climb Goatfell, the Island’s highest peak at 2,866 feet, then cycle 57 miles around the Island. All in one day! Have you got what it takes?

Start time: 8.30am
Duration: 10 hours approx


Sponsorship and registration fee

A non-refundable deposit of £35 is required to secure your booking. Upon submission of the form below, you will receive an email with further instruction on how to make this payment.

We also ask that you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100. We’ve found that when people start spreading the word, they quickly exceed this target.

A JustGiving online sponsor page takes minutes to setup and is a really easy, effective way to raise sponsor money from your friends, family and work colleagues. Paper sponsor forms also available.


For your £35 deposit Glasgow City Mission will provide:

  • Return foot-passenger ferry ticket from Ardrossan to Arran
  • Refreshments and showers at our Challenge Base – the Ormidale Sports Centre, Brodick
  • Support vehicle for cyclists
  • T shirt, sponsor sheets if required and top tips to engage your friends & family


Please download our information pack which gives full details of the Big Arran Challenge, including the arrangements for Saturday 17 September.

Big Arran Challenge Information Pack



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