Back in the saddle for Kilberry Loop Sportive

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The third Kilberry Loop Sportive will go ahead on Saturday August 7, the organisers have confirmed.

This 40-mile ride, organised by Mid Argyll Triathlon and Cycle Club and registered with British Cycling, has been a firm favourite with cyclists of all ages and abilities since it was first staged in 2018.

Starting at The Gather, Tarbert, the sportive route first takes cyclists north, out of the village, on the A83 before heading onto the B8024 single track road. For competitive cyclists this is a challenging route, but for those who are taking it a bit easier there are lots of photo opportunities as breathtaking views over Jura, Islay and Gigha are around every corner.

Cyclists then head east before following the West Loch Tarbert coast road north, past Tarbert Golf Club, before turning back onto the A83 to return to The Gather.

Event organiser John Hardie said he was ‘thrilled and delighted’ to be getting back to cycling following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the pandemic.

He continued: ‘The Kilberry Loop has always been a fun, friendly event and this year we envisage an emphasis on having a great day out as we get used to being back together doing the things we enjoy.

‘While the cyclists are out on the course there will be a warm welcome waiting for friends, family and anyone who wants to cheer the cyclists home, back at The Gather.

‘The last year has been difficult but we’re now seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank go to our sponsors Tarbert Enterprise Company, Tarbert Harbour Authority and William Duncan and Co for their continued support.’

To find out more about the Kilberry Loop Sportive, including booking your place, visit British Cycling’s website.

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Cyclists galore at the 2019 Kilberry Loop Sportive. no_a22KilberryLoopSportive01