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Results of the 2018 Oban Sportive are available here

Entries to the 2019 Oban Distillery Sportive are now open!

This year, the Oban Sportive is being supported by The Oban Distillery, where the event will start and finish under it's iconic Archway.

From its origin in the Oban of 1793, The Oban Distillery has been a key part of the Oban economy and community and we are delighted that this year, the Oban Distillery will be both support and make up a physical part of the event.

In 1989, the Oban 14 Year Old was named one of six Classic Malts representing the Western Highlands region. In 2019, we'd like to nominate the The Oban Distillery Sportive as one of the Classic Sportives! Cyclists of any age and ability are warmly invited to enjoy our Highlands Hospitality.

The Highlands are Waiting!

Launch your 2019 Sportive calendar with an action packed two day Oban Sportive – the “must do” charity event that takes riders on a choice of three Sportive routes and our hill climb: We have 2 all-road sportives: Loch Avich or Loch Awe (the latter with 6237ft of climbing) along quiet back roads on Scotland’s Adventure Coast and on the banks of Loch Awe. New for 2019! We also have our first Gravel Route - based on the 54 mile Loch Avich route with 8 miles of gravel paths and tracks included. All Oban Sportive riders are welcome to join our Ben Cruachan Inn Hill Climb on the Saturday - ans awesome challenge for inspiring views.

NEW ROUTE - The Oban Cycles Gravel Stage

We are delighted to announce a third course for 2019, The Oban Cycles Gravel Stage. This is being sponsored by our local bike shop, Oban Cycles. This will be based around the Loch Avich course (54 miles) but has the added spice of 8 miles of gravel paths in two sections during the route. It will be a superb test for those riders that own Gravel/Adventure/Cross bikes. We hope this unique course will bring a new element to competitors of the Oban Sportive. Click here to enter today.

Participants on both sportive routes routes will ride through incredible west coast scenery - some of the most stunning in the UK, with marked routes, food stops a-plenty and a real Scottish welcome!

  • Awesome courses
  • All proceeds to charities and good causes
  • Souvenir drinks bottle
  • Legendary home baking at feed stations
  • Chip Timing
  • Changing/Showers
  • Cafe Facility
  • Waymarked/Marshalled route
  • Team entries at reduced rate
  • Soup and rolls at finish!

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Join Markus Stitz

Round-the-World cyclist Markus Stitz will be joining us for the weekend, both on the routes and with a talk open to all entrants.

Before he became the first person to cycle around the world on a singlespeed bike in 2016, Markus worked in a number of marketing roles in Germany, New Zealand and the UK and has great expertise in social media and building brands.

We are all looking forward to Markus' sense of humour with his talk at the Oban Distillery bar on Saturday night and testing ourselves against him on the Ben Cruachan Inn Hill Climb and the Sportive itself!

The Oban Sportive is organised with the help of our sponsors:

  • Diageo
  • oban distillery
  • Aggregate Industries
  • bid 4 oban