The Island has always been a popular cycle touring destination but it wasn’t until after the Millennium that Arran’s local population started taking to their bikes in any great number. Since then all styles of cycling have become popular with local residents and visitors alike, as a consequence Arran now sees regular weekly riding from mountain bikers, road riders, gravel riders, commuters and ebikers. The Arran Bike Club was the first group to appear in 2002, with enthusiastic mountain bikers beginning to explore and appreciate the diversity of the island’s off-road tracks and trails. There are now half a dozen cycling clubs and groups on Arran, all choosing slightly different styles of riding but all enjoying Arran’s wonderful diversity.
The Arran Bike Club is still instrumental in campaigning for cycling resources on the island, working very closely with North Ayrshire Council, local island groups and landowners to secure more off road trails and safer road side routes for locals and visitors alike. Time is also spent building and maintaining off-road trails, working with Forest and Land Scotland on the island to help and improve our local riding environment. Helpers and volunteers are welcome on these build and maintenance days, see Facebook for more info.
Each of the groups below have social media pages with general information and live discussions making it easy for planning rides and events, etc.