Can I hire road bikes in Argyll & the Isles?
There are a number of places to hire road bikes and e-bikes in Argyll and the Isles for the day or as part of a longer break in the area. We recommend you book well in advance at peak periods.
What equipment do I need?
The Oban Sportive takes place in May every year. It offers two loops For a short trip on a planned route, you just need a road bike, helmet, high vis clothing, map and compass / GPS and plenty of water. For a longer trip, it woul be useful to have a basic bicycle repair and first aid kit, sun cream and a waterproof jacket (it is unpredictable in Scotland!), insect repellent and plenty to eat and drink. Always carry cash to make the most of the cake stall honesty boxes and other places where cards are not accepted.