There’s now only a month to go until this year’s Isle of Bute Triathlon - and the organisers have renewed their appeal for local entries in the event.
As in previous years, the triathlon’s organisers, the Bute Wheelers cycling club, are keen to encourage local participation in the event - which takes place this year on Sunday, May 15 - alongside the field of talented athletes who travel from all over Scotland every year to take part.
You can choose from two versions of the triathlon: the shorter Novice event (a 16-length swim at Rothesay Leisure Centre, followed by a 13km road cycle and a 3km run) or the full-length Sprint event (a 30-length swim, 20km cycle and 5km run).
The programme is designed as a community event to cater for a wide range of participation, fitness and abilities, with anyone 12 years or over eligible.
If you don’t fancy doing a complete event yourself, for both Novice and Sprint events team entries are permitted: one swims, one cycles, and one runs, or some variation on this.
If you are up for it then please contact the club via firstname.lastname@example.org or (01700) 503011 - and, as an added incentive for Bute’s athletes discounted entry fees are available for local competitors!
The club are also commencing their racing season this week, with time trials setting off from Ettrickdale, to the north of Port Bannatyne, every Tuesday night at 6.30pm.
Racing up the Serpentine will also be on the menu soon, as will club rides around and off the island.
Anybody interested in getting involved in any of the club’s events, please just show up or call the contact number above - all are very welcome.