The Dunoon Sportives are part of the "West's Best" Cycle Festival to be held in Dunoon over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of July 2017.
There are four stunning rides to choose from all starting from towns iconc pier in Dunnon, Dunoon is the main resort on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula and the maritime gateway to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
The family ride is predominantly flat ride along the coast towards Innellan before returning to Dunoon and a short out and back along the front of the town itself. Its a great opportunity to get out together, family bike rides are a great way to spend together, chat and enjoy the health benifits and fill yer lungs with the pure west coast fresh air. After all we all grew up hearing people tell us to "go out and get some fresh air." Have you ever wondered if fresh air is really as good for you as your mother always claimed? According to recent studies, the answer is a qualified yes, depending on the air quality in your area. We believe that there is nowhere that will challenge the quality here in Dunoon and Argyll. Please note that families will enter as a family and that there is an expectation that they will ride as a family and as such will be allocated one timing chip. The family cycle starts at Midday and registration is open from 0800.
For those who are wanting to tackle something a wee bit longer, then why not have a go at the Tour of Ardintinny, it really is a cracking ride it has a testing climb and decent and more than a handful of magnificent views as you ride the coastal roads of Loch Long and the Holy Loch.
The Full sportive 124Km and its little brother the Lite Sportive 84KM will treat riders to some of the most stuning views, quietest roads a stunning tour of the Cowal peninsula and quite frankly this ride is one of Scotland best kept secrets. For those doing the full distance sportive expect to be fed like royalty at The Tearoom in Tighnabruaich
An eclectic range of fully supported Sportive routes around Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula for cyclists of all abilities!
The Sportive are a part of the ongoing introduction of high end outdoor sporting events in the Dunoon area, we are delighted to announce the third Road Cycling Sportives to be hosted in the area and to be an part of the "West Best" Cycle Festival.
On Sunday 23th July Dunoon town centre will come alive as the start/finish point for what will be a spectacular sporting occasion when groups of cyclists will head off around the stunning roads on the Cowal Peninsula.
The routes offer stunning scenery, excellent road conditions including some of the smoothest tarmac in any location across the country. The Dunoon Sportives have challenges that every cyclist at any level will relish.
The event offers a comprehensive event infrastructure including full route signage, marshals at main junctions, electronic timing, food stops, shower facilities, first aid provision, technical support and a broom wagon.
We really feel that you will want to make a weekend of it The Cowal Peninsula and the town of Dunoon offers loads to see and do.
Visit : www.dunoonpresents.co.uk for ideas on activities and accommodation.
Registration will be on Dunoon Pier from 8am until 10am. Riders will be set of in small groups between 8.30am and 10.30am.
Family cycle will commence at 1200
This is normal on an open road sportive to prevent large groups cycling on the road.
This is a list of entries for this event. If you think you should be here and you are not then let us know.
Dunoon Sportive Lite1) Cowal Rider - Gwen Dalgleish
2) Cairns - Sara Cairns
3) Caroline Millar - Caroline Millar
4) Jeannie - Jean Mclennan
5) Iain Stirling - Iain Stirling
6) Cairns - Gus Cairns
Dunoon Sportive Full7) Fifeing Eejit - Niall Wallace
8) Pelotoning - Ross Flatman
9) Pelotoning - Iain Docwra
10) D Mac - David McIntosh
11) Handlebar Coaching - Paul Bailey
12) Team Dean - Dean Peter
1. By entering the event you acknowledge that you consider yourself fit to participate and complete the event selected. If you have any doubts about your health or have any known medical conditions you should consult your GP and obtain appropriate medical approval before entering any 2016 No Fuss Events Sportive.
2. You acknowledge that participation in the 2016 No Fuss Events Sportive is entirely at your own risk and that the organisers cannot be held liable for any injury, loss or damage caused or sustained as a result of your participation.
3. When participating in the 2014 No Fuss events Sportive participants agree to observe the Highway code at all times and follow the instruction of appointed event marshals and official as appropriate.4. All riders must display a number supplied by the organiser which should be clearly displayed on your bike or person.
5. All riders will be responsible for the road worthiness of their bike. The use of tri bars or other bars are strictly forbidden for safety reasons. All riders agree to submit their bike for a mechanical check at the request of the organiser. The organiser reserves the right to withdraw any rider if there are any doubts regarding the roadworthiness of their bike.
6. All riders must wear an approved Cycle Helmet.
7. Participants understand and accept that this event is not a race but a personal challenge. An alphabetical list of finishers and times will be published.
8. All riders are advised to carry appropriate drinks, snacks, spare inner tubes/pump and suitable clothing for wet weather. Riders are advised to carry ID detailing any pre existing medical condition. A mobile phone is also advised in the event of an emergency although various locations on the routes may have poor signal or no signal at all.
9. Riders will be set off in groups at the discretion of the event organisers and under the guidance of the local police authority.
10. No Fuss marshals, helpers and support staff have no authority to stop traffic and are there for your safety, pay attention at all times and please obey there instructions.
11. The event is being held on a public highway where the rights and responsibilities to other road users apply. You are requested to ride in single file where appropropriate, to be aware of your fellow cyclists and other road users and to ride in a manner that is safe for you and all other road users.
12. Detailed route information and maps will be available online but navigation during the event will be your own responsibility.
13. All riders will be supplied with a route card and emergency phone numbers.
14. There will be signage at junctions and marshals at all major junctions however the organiser cannot guarantee that the signs will not be obstructed, removed or interfered with, therefore the organiser recommends participants memorize the route.
15. Food and drink will be provided at the designated feeding stations, however the organiser cannot guarantee supplies and strongly advises that you carry snacks and fluid.
16. Mobile support vehicles in the form of cars or motorbikes are forbidden. There will be mobile mechanical support on route.
17. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and will only be cancelled or the routes modified if in the opinion of the police or the event organiser an entrants reasonable saftely is at risk.. In the event of cancellation the entry fee is non-refundable.
18. Course closure will be signaled be the passage of the broom wagon along the sportive route. The broom wagon travelling on the designated route will depart from the start point 15min after the last departing group of cyclists and will travel round the course at 15mph. Once the broom wagon passes through junctions any event signage will be removed and any marshals relieved and the course up to that point considered closed for participation in the sportive.
19. The broom wagon will offer transport to cyclists unable to complete the sportive under their own means.
20. In the unlikely event of cancellation no refund will be payable.