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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.

In 1989, Oban 14 Year Old was named one of six Classic Malts representing the Western Highlands region.

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 two routes, 56 miles or 87 miles (the latter with 6237ft of climbing) along quiet back roads on Scotland’s Adventure Coast and on the banks of Loch Awe.

Gravel Tracks Added for 2019!
For 2019 we are adding an additional test for gravel riders - details coming soon.!

This year why not join us for the weekend to tackle the annual Ben Cruachan Inn Hill Climb starting at 3pm on May 11th at the Ben Cruachan Inn? Its a real challenge!

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!

Longer Route (87 miles, 6237ft elevation)

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Shorter Route (54 miles, 4603ft elevation)

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

  • Diageo
  • North Argyll Cycle Club
  • Rotary Oban
  • Aggregate Industries
  • bid 4 oban
  • Wild About Argyll
  • Dawn Fresh
  • Rusty Cycle Shed
  • Oban Cycles
  • MacQueen Removals and Storage
  • Oban Fish and Chips