Cycling & Mountain Biking on Arran
Various regular club rides occur every week throughout the year, both on and off road, with times and days changing with the seasons. Arran's roads are generally quite challenging with an amazing number of very varied routes considering how few roads there actually are! The island has an abundance of wonderful natural mountain bike trails, singletrack, forest trails and access roads, providing a continually changing and evolving off road riding environment.
The most up to date and live information can always be found on our Facebook page, but here is a general riding schedule to go along with our Calendar page.
Take care when descending hills, particularly when roads are wet. Look well ahead to identify changes in surfaces, drains, and wildlife, such as sheep, deer etc, who also like to wander onto our roads!
Indicate clearly when changing direction
Please respect other road users by acknowledging courtesies.
Usually Sunday mornings from approx 9.00am, from 2 to 6 hours, sometimes with a coffee stop. Go to the Isle of Arran MAMIL's Facebook page for more live info.
Ladies rides are usually on Tuesdays from approx 10.00am, Thursday afternoon or evening and maybe a weekend ride. Go to the Isle of Arran BOBs - Belles on Bikes Facebook page for more live info.
Summer Thursday Evenings - April to October - Meet 6.30pm on dates and venues as on the calendar. Up to 2 hours of great mountain biking from a different village, using different trails each week, everyone welcome.
Sunday Morning Rides - Meet 10.00am on dates and venues as on the calendar. See our Facebook page for up to date weekly details. These steady rides will explore Arran's off road trails, build confidence and skills, and usually include a coffee & cake stop, so bring a few quid! Returning home around lunchtime.
Winter Thursday Night Riding - November to March - meet 6.00pm at the venues in calendar. Night riding is very exciting but you do need some good bright lights as most of the riding takes place off road in some very dark places! Up to 2 hours duration.