11th May. 2019 - 7:00 AM

Glasgow City Mission Big Arran Challenge 2019

BOOKING FOR THE BIG ARRAN CHALLENGE 2019 HAS NOW CLOSED. We're grateful to everyone who has signed up and are looking forward to a great day out. All the money raised will be used to provide practical support such as food, company and skills development to people affected by homelessness and poverty in Glasgow. 

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Watch a short video of what to expect

Which event will you select?

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 over to Ben Lomond, Jura and the coast of Ireland.

Option 2: Cycle – North island loop

Explore the northern half of Arran’s stunning scenery by bike on this 42 mile cycle 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

For cyclists seeking a new challenge, criss-cross the island and take on the notorious String Road climb. At 75 miles long, it’s sure to really stretch those legs.

Option 5: Glasgow City Mission duathlon

Climb Goatfell, 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 then cycle 75 miles across the island in a figure of 8. All in one day! You’ll need to be seriously fit to think you can pull this off in time to make the last ferry home!

Information pack

Read our information pack (pdf) - all the details you need for taking part.


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