Oban Sportive is the must do charity cycling challenge
for 2013. The two testing routes take you through Argyll's breathtaking
scenery for the most part on traffic free back roads. Starting
and finishing at the sea port of Oban (which offers plenty of
good accommodation and interest for the visitor) the rides promise
to test man and machine in the best backdrop in the UK. Expect
sea views, lochs (and locks) large and small, highland glens,
tough riding and a warm welcome.
Oban Sportive is dedicated to Chris Bell who was
killed in an avalanche at Glen Coe earlier this year. He was an
irrepressible athlete and key member of the sportive organising committee. He
was determined to make this a top quality event with courses challenging
enough to give even the strongest riders a real test while not
excluding anyone by excessive mileages. We aim to live up to his
The two routes are mapped at the link above and
you can enter now through British Cycling's on-line system using
the link below. The event is a collaborative project between North
Argyll Cycle Club and Oban Rotary Club and all proceeeds will
go to local good causes. The event will be fully supported with
chip timing, route cards, feed stations, signage, marshalls and
a broom wagon on each course. Thanks to sponsors Bell Ingram,
for the first hundred (now increased to 125) entrants a quality wicking T-shirt
will be included in the entry price and cotton T -shirts for later
entries. Thanks to the support of all the sponsors the majority
of the entry fees will go directIy to the local causes. Event
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Oban Rotary Club is a fund-raising organisation
and passes on funds to many worthwhile causes and charities each
year. Please help us by using the event to raise sponsorship funds
for us. You can print off a sponsorship form here.
Once this is completed, hand it in at registration before you
start the event or return it by post.
|Enter online here...
|...or call 01866 822736 for assistance.