The 2022 Festival is now over. Many thanks to everyone who took part and enabled it to happen. Hope to see you all next year!


Mountain biking – East coast XC

By popular demand, guided mountain biking sessions courtesy of Ride Arran are back this year! .

 | Overview

Distance
30km

Total Ascent
750m

Duration
5hrs

Terrain
Forest roads and singletrack

Technical Rating
Intermediate, Blue / Red grade equivalent trails

Cost
£20

Date
Saturday 14 May 2022

Meeting Time
11.00am


 | Route description

Please be aware that this is for MOUNTAIN BIKES and NOT A WALK

In this session we will be taking a tour across the east side of the island taking in some classic viewpoints and single track on the way. A good level of fitness will be required. Climbing and descending will be on a mixture of fire road, man-made trails, singletrack and grassy tracks.

There is no pressure to ride sections you’re not comfortable with. Lots of coaching points on technique and general bike chat throughout the ride!

If you are unsure whether this is the right session for you, please state this on the booking form and we can have a chat!

- Age limit 16 years, but 12-15 possible with the agreement of the leader - contact ridearran@gmail.com to confirm
- Once the booking form is completed and sent, a secure payment link will be sent to you for payment to confirm the booking.

 | Advised Kit List

Suggested Clothing for Mountain Biking Sessions

  • Helmet (mandatory). Please check for any cracks or damage and the manufactured date sticker is within 5 years or within manufacturers recommendations
  • Bike in good working order. Please check your tyre pressures the night before (if you are unsure, 25psi is a good place to start)
  • Clothing: sportswear long sleeve breathable top and any protective items such as eyewear, full finger gloves and knee pads etc. If no knee pads, sports trousers offer more protection than shorts. Please avoid any cotton clothing as it holds water and does not dry quickly once wet!
  • Infection control measures: face covering, alcohol gel, nitrile gloves to be used in emergency situations etc.
  • Mini first aid kit for self treating minor injuries
  • Water 2L minimum, more on a hot day
  • Some carbohydrate food snacks like oat bars and some sweets
  • Waterproofs, can be used as an extra layer if cold
  • Spare tube for your size wheel
  • Multi tool, pump and any minor spares
  • Enough Medication for the duration, if you require any
  • Small bag to carry items


The 2022 Festival is now over. Many thanks to everyone who took part and enabled it to happen. Hope to see you all next year!