Our Big Arran Challenge is back and this time with more options to conquer the island than ever before. Choose from our cycling options, to cycle around the island, climb Goatfell, or if you're brave, do both!
Now in its fifth year, the event has grown from strength to strength raising thousands for Glasgow's most needy. All money raised will be used to provide practical support for people battling homelessness, poverty and social isolation such as our evening meals, lifeskills workshops, back-to-work support and much more – find out more about What We Do.
Watch a sneak peak video of what to expect.
Option 1: A vigorous climb – Climb Goatfell
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.
Option 2: Cycle – North Island Loop – NEW
Explore the Northern half of Arran’s stunning scenery on this 42 mile challenge.
Option 3: Full loop round the island cycle challenge
Take in 57 miles of breath-taking scenery on your saddle in this Island-lapping cycle challenge.
Option 4: Figure of 8 island cycle challenge – NEW
For cyclists seeking a new challenge, criss-cross the island and it’s notorious String Road climb. At 75 miles long, it’s sure to really stretch those legs.
Option 5: 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?
Option 6: Glasgow City Mission Monster Duathlon – NEW
Climb Goatfell, the Island’s highest peak at 2,866 feet, then cycle 75 miles across the island in a figure of 8. All in one day! You’ll need to be seriously fit and a bit mad to think you can pull this off in time to make the last ferry home.
Step 1 – read our information pack (pdf) – all the details you need for taking part
Step 2 – book your spaces using the simple form below
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03rd May. 2019
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11th May. 2019
Take part in the Big Arran Challenge! Cycle the island, climb Goatfell, or even do both! We’ve an option for everyone.
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