Return to Life Sportive

Velo29 Events

Return to Life Sportive

No event in 2023, might be back in 2024.

HQ Queens Hall, Dunoon
PA23 7HH

In the week before the event from 10am Tuesday until 18:00 Thursday we need you to complete a Pre-Event Questionnaire and book a time slot. ESSENTIAL please.

Please collect rider packs from the HQ on your way to the start line.


No entries on the day.

Entries close on Sunday night 1 week before the event.

For any questions relating to Pre-Event Questionnaire or Time Slot Booking email


Rider Manual

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Get your rider times, free certificates and event images here.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sportive Riding

What to Expect in a Velo29 Sportive

This is the 2nd edition of the Return To Life sportive departing the stunning town of Dunoon.

Every penny of your entry fee goes to the Charity, not just profit, every penny.

Velo 29 have ventured north of the border to bring you this epic and beautiful sportive.

This route was used by many former top amateur and professional cyclists such as Chris Boardman, Brian Smith and Jamie Mcgahan.

The terrain is very challenging with nearly 7000ft of climbing.

The route takes in, Tarzan Dam (Striven), Ballochandrain to Otter Ferry, the secret Argyll Coast, Hells Glenn and the Ardeintiny Peninsula.

Do you have what it takes to complete possibly Scotland’s most formidable sportive?

Return to life is a charity that supports patients, families diagnosed with chronic kidney disease pre and post- Save transplant.

Life on dialysis is cruel so together we can help promote organ donor awareness and save lives.

All Velo29 events have impeccable signage, electronic chip timing, medical and mechanical support. The feed stations have proper food, hot drinks and HIGH5 energy products. At the end, you will get a finishers medal and a great welcome back.

Velo29 also have an APP you can download to use if you have a mechanical or medical issue, or you decide to go home.


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