In short, Grinduro is just what the name suggests: Gravel Road Race + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = one long loop of pavement and dirt, where finishing times aren’t based on overall loop time, but four timed segments (each roughly five-to-seven minutes).
But Grinduro is not just a bike race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride, with excellent food, an impressive display of art and incredible handmade bikes, live music, camping and a festival atmosphere.
The course is a serious affair (60 miles of constant up-and-down in rugged terrain) but the Grinduro isn’t meant to be a sufferfest. We’ve linked together some of our favorite roads and trails. Each course features a mix of surfaces (smooth pavement, gravel and hard-packed dirt) long climbs and singletrack descents.
With a Gran Fondo-style mass start, you’ll be pedaling out of town and up the first climb alongside your heroes and the pace will be conversational—because overall time doesn’t matter, only the four timed segments. The Grinduro segments are designed to reward the most well rounded of rouleurs.
Race – four timed segments with 60 miles of fun and beautiful island scenery in between
Camping - including bathrooms and showers
Live music with The Van T’s (other to be announced soon)
Bike and art exhibit
Gourmet food - breakfast, lunch, dinner on Race Day
Ferry crossing and transportation to/from Grinduro Village on Arran
Premium Racer Gift Bag - you’ll be stoked, we promise!
Endless Good Times and Good Vibes!
£150 per rider plus a small charge (approximately 1.25%) to cover card processing fees.
Note that your category will be pre-selected based on your age unless you select the optional Pro or Singlespeed option during entry.
|Male categories||Female categories|
|Expert Junior 16-20||Expert Junior 16-20|
|Expert 30 and under||Expert 30 and under|
|Expert 31 - 40||Expert 31+|
|Expert 41 - 40|
|Expert 51 - 40|
|Singlespeed open (all ages)||Singlespeed open (all ages)|
All aboard! To get to the central Grinduro Village you’ll need to take the CalMac Ferry from Ardrossan to Isle of Arran. We’ll have a secured car parking area and will assist with getting you, your gear as well as bike to the Grinduro Village. You’ll need to choose your ferry crossing times as spots are limited. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to park, check in with us and load your things onto the ferry! We’ll have more details prior sailing.
Friday 14th July - Ardrossan to Isle of Arran (Brodrick)
|1000||Car Park Opens||Clyde Marina|
|1100||1945||Grinduro Welcome Desk||Ardrossan Ferry Terminal|
|1100||1145||Check-in for Ferry Group 1||Ardrossan Ferry Terminal|
|1400||1445||Check-in for Ferry Group 2||Ardrossan Ferry Terminal|
|1630||1715||Check-in for Ferry Group 3||Ardrossan Ferry Terminal|
|1900||1945||Check-in for Ferry Group 4||Ardrossan Ferry Terminal|
Sunday 16th July - Isle of Arran (Brodrick) to Ardrossan
|0945||1015||Check-out for Ferry Group 1b||Arran High School|
|1245||1315||Check-out for Ferry Group 2b||Arran High School|
|1530||1600||Check-out for Ferry Group 3b||Arran High School|
|1745||1815||Check-out for Ferry Group 4b||Arran High School|
Grinduro Ferry Parking:
Clyde Marina, The Ferry Terminal, Ardrossan KA22 8ED
Grinduro Village Location:
Arran High School, Lamlash, Isle of Arran KA27 8NG, United Kingdom