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Entries to the 2020 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.

One of Scotland’s greatest cycling legends, Graeme Obree, will be joining us this year to help and inspire all our participants both on the Ben Cruchan Inn Hill climb and during the Sportive on the Sunday. Born in 1965, Graeme Obree’s career has been an inspiration for cyclists across the world from cycle tourists to elite cyclists such as Sir Chris Hoy. The two time world hour record holder, who was named BBC Scotland Sports personality of the year in 1993, developed a keen interest in cycling as a youngster and regularly won senior races as a junior.

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 2020 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. All Oban Sportive riders are welcome to join our Ben Cruachan Inn Hill Climb on the Saturday – an awesome challenge with inspiring views.

  • 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!

Join Graeme Obree

Born in 1965, Graeme Obree’s career has been an inspiration for cyclists across the world from cycle tourists to elite cyclists such as Sir Chris Hoy. The two time world hour record holder, who was named BBC Sportscene personality of the year in 1993, developed a keen interest in cycling as a youngster and regularly won senior races as a junior.

Read Graeme’s full biography HERE.

Key Dates and Times for 2020

9th May 2020Ben Cruachan Inn Hill Climb – Registration 1300hrs – a timed closed road hill climb to Cruachan Dam

9th May 2020 – Graeme Obree Talk “The Flying Scotsman” (See attachments) who will take part in both events will give an evening talk at Oban Distillery.

10th May 2020Oban Sportive – Registration 0630hrs – Road cycling Sportive 54 and 87 mile courses.

See all our routes here

The Oban Sportive is organised with the help of our sponsors