Next to our Highland Games, it’s the oldest event still staged on Bute. The original Rothesay Cycling Weekend event dates back to before WW2, but these days it’s a high-powered 21st century event!
Bute Wheelers Cycling Club, who are behind the event in its current format, are a small club based on the island.
They hold two annual events: This Cycling Weekend and also The Bute Triathlon. You can see them out and about most weekends here and they try to cater for all types of cycling, not just road racing but also mountain biking and long distance events.
Bute Wheelers used to hold the Rothesay Cycling Weekend on the September weekend. However, this has been changed to ensure that there is plenty of accommodation available for cyclists (and visitors!) who want to watch them as they power their way through the various sessions on offer.
This event always attracts talented cyclists from across the UK. For example, Gold and Silver commonwealth duo, the Tanfield brothers have competed in Rothesay for a number of years and this year we hope that Harry and younger brother Toby will both be in attendance.
For more a time table of events for the two days of events, please click here.
This year The Wheelers expect the Cycling Festival to be bigger than previous years with the addition of extra cyclocross events in the Meadows (located behind the King George’s Field, off The High Street)
The Rothesay Weekend of Cycling is kindly sponsored by The Bike Shed and Visit Bute.