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Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive

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£30.00 - £42.50Free injury protection
Event summary

Race at one of the world's most popular breweries on the North East coast of Scotland. With two distances to choose from, this course is ideal for everyone and will start and finish from Brewdog's HQ in Ellon. Afterwards, tuck in to a well-earned burger and a tasty post-race beer.

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Cycling with LetsGoVelo is about new challenges, experiences, developing skills and gaining an enormous sense of achievement and progression in your ride ability. We support you every step of the way helping you to achieve everything you have set your mind to.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Aug 20 2021

What's included:

  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • A beer or soft drink and a burger
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Pick-up wagonsOn site catering
  • Event photography
  • Refreshments and food for sale at the finish
Full Pint
9:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021

Bike 62mi

£42.50
Half Pint
9:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021

Bike 38mi

£30.00
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4.6
30 reviews
Andy M
Star
4.7
Did the Full Pint in 2019
The support for this sportive was amazing. It was such a well run event. The course was reasonable and slightly dull at times but definitely made up for the fact that there was burgers and beer at the end.… read more
Adam P
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Let's Go Velo always put on such an amazing event. I cracked the Full Pint route of 60 miles and thoroughly enjoyed my full pint after the sportive. Big thumbs up… read more
Louise S
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Really enjoyable event and well organised. Nice route and they even organised the sun! Staff were very friendly. … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where can I access race photography from the Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive?
All race photography will be uploaded to the Let's Go Velo website and the event Facebook page.… read more
FAQ
What happens after the Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive?
Afterwards, all riders can enjoy a beer (or soft drink) as well as a burger and soak up the post-race atmosphere.… read more
FAQ
Do I need to be a certain level of fitness to enter the Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive?
No, the half pint option means this event is great for everyone and ideal for those looking to take part in their first sportive.… read more
Route description
Route description

The route kicks off from the home of one of the world's most renowned beers - Brewdog.

Cyclists will be taken on an epic adventure along the North East coast of Scotland, before looping back to Brewdog HQ. Afterwards, riders can enjoy an epic burger and the chance to try some of Brewdog's products right from the source.

The course is split into two route options. The Fun Ride or Half Pint, which is 38 miles with 600m of elevation and the Challenge Ride or Full Pint which is 62 miles with an elevation of 827m.

Andy M
Star
4.7
Did the Full Pint in 2019
The support for this sportive was amazing. It was such a well run event. The course was reasonable and slightly dull at times but definitely made up for the fact that there was burgers and beer at the end.
Adam P
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Let's Go Velo always put on such an amazing event. I cracked the Full Pint route of 60 miles and thoroughly enjoyed my full pint after the sportive. Big thumbs up
Louise S
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Really enjoyable event and well organised. Nice route and they even organised the sun! Staff were very friendly.
Louise
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Very friendly, well organised event. Very chilled atmosphere at the end. They even organised the sun!
James M
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Great well organised route with plenty signs and back up. Great burger and beer at the end although it was advertised as a pint but only got a can.
GW
Star
3.7
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Good venue, lovely weather, reasonable course. The organisation was a bit haphazard, but it didnt detract from the event. The gpx files offered did not match with the signposted route sometimes, and the start time was a bit delayed. Everyone was very friendly however, and the beer and burger at the end were much appreciated!
Michael
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
This was a fantastically well organised event, so much so that I almost missed the start by turning up at the tail end of the registration window. The course was very well suited to the riders it was aimed at and to suit the 'Sunday' leisurely atmosphere that surrounded the whole event. On completion, the event staff were very welcoming, encouraging and open to assist in recuperation with well deserved (at least I think so) food and drink provided by the event hosts. Well done Lets Go Velo and Brewdog!!
Ian
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
A great event, well organised with a friendly atmosphere throughout the ride. 2nd year I have done this and looking forward to 2020.
Brian
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
The Brewdog sportive was a great day, the course was well marked and not too challenging. The weather was lovely. I appeared to be well organised and the burgers at the end were awesome! Great day out.
Did the Full Pint in 2019
This was a very well organised and friendly event. Stunning route with great views. The burger and beer at the end just the icing on the cake at the end. I will be back next year.
David F
Star
4.7
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Great day out, fantastic weather. Can only see this getting bigger and bigger over the next few years
G stewart
Star
4.3
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Very well organised yet casual and friendly staff. Two short parts of the route were very bumpy and potholes but all cyclists went appropriately slow.
Raj S
Star
3.7
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Good route and well organised with lovely crowd. would have been better with chip timing - and 1/2 more water stations especailly day was quite hot.
Mark M
Star
4.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
The event was reasonably well organised. Had a small queue to collect my number, but wasn't too long. The start was handled well, with small groups being let off around 1-2 minute intervals. A couple of busy roads/junctions/roundabouts to start with which wasn't ideal and possibly could have a marshal to help in future. The course was generally lovely, with some stunning views on the way out by the coast. A few dodgy roads encountered along the way, with gravel, potholes and a combination of both at one stage which made it difficult to get by and I nearly came off the bike, even with slowing down to take the slight bend. Signage all the way along the route made it very simple to follow which was great as I didn't download the map beforehand (oops). Both feed stations were excellent, and perfectly situated to get a refill of water, or a wee jelly baby boost!! Only downside was coming out of them and immediately on to a small hill. The best part of the day was getting back to dogtap for a free burger and beer. All in all a good day had a will likely be back next year to try and beat my time!! Thanks BD!!
JB B
Star
4.3
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Great event, superb weather... Excellent burger (ones of the best i’ve had Here) and freshly brewed beer made this event special. A bit disappointed that there was no chip timing for this price though. Otherwise, kudos
Zoe C
Star
4.7
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Social and friendly race/ride with short and long options. Route was mostly really good - tarmac appreciated!GPS confusion but signage was fine on the route. Burger and pint at the end delicious.
Kt
Star
4.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
I was part of the last group and wasn’t giving a safety briefing? £42 was also expensive for an event like this
CS
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Great event and a brilliant sunny day on top of it all! It was easy to register and the relaxed atmosphere made for an enjoyable day. Can’t wait to do it again.
Lauren A
Star
4.7
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Wonderful ride, luckily with almost perfect weather. Well sign posted (only one wrong turn!) although the downloadable gpx file was incorrect in many places. Majority of roads in good nick, bar one rather rough farm track! But all in all a fantastically organised event, with easy registration, friendly support and an amazing burger and beer at the end.
Kyle H
Star
3.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Enjoyable event, thanks for organising and to those who were at the feeding points. The GPX on the website was for last years route, though this was a minor issue. Again I felt as though there could have been a bigger deal at the start/finish for the participants, this is a significant achievement for many people (including myself) and having been to other running and cycling events the atmosphere could be improved by some music playing, group warm ups, a bit of commentary - and something for the riders to come home to. Also some sort of take-home memento for the riders to remind them of their achievement (medal, tshirt?) would be great, and would help justify the entry fee.
Duncan M
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Excellent atmosphere and good courses. Ellon is a good place. Handy being near to the brewery. Back next year.
Ian B
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
This being my first organised event, Overall a great experience, very friendly atmosphere. The marshalls and staff were very helpful & made the event a success. Loads of energy snacks, drinks etc. The burger was awesome. Wish I had stayed in Ellon on Sunday night & had a few samples of the various beverages.The weather was fantastic. This will not be my last event, back next year for more.👍
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Big shout to the Brewdog folks. First ever event and it was fantastic. Thank you everyone for all your hard work.
Grahame D
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Big shout out to all the Brewdog folks. It was the first time I had ever entered anything like this and I am sure it will not be the last.Thank you for everything, I had a blast.
David T
Star
4.3
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Overall a very nice event. The course alterations were slightly surprising and not sure what for....missed the announcement I guess! I thought the start process slightly haphazard and a bit delayed but this is a very minor point. People involved very friendly and helpful, especially at the end. Food and drink very welcome.
Kathleen
Star
4.7
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Great event, very well organised and yes loved it.I ended up in Oldmeldrum, missed the turn off sign..... a few more signs would have been better but all n all awesome 👍🏻
Greg
Star
4.3
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Great route, very scenic and luckily we had the weather. Only comment relates to the finish. There wasnt much signage to indicate the end was in the industrial estate. If it wasnt for people at the junction I would have carried on. Other than that great event!👍
Howard D
Star
4.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
A bit of a slow start getting the coffee going but impressed with the enthusiastic staff. The Garmin route provided occasionally was off the actual track. I made the roomy error of selecting the wrong option on the navigate to start so my Garmin was showing me my power, hrm and speed but never accumulated any miles. My bad.
Matt L
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Awesome event and an excellent price for the course and food afterwards - would happily pay more for such a well organised and great event!
Aaron B
Star
4.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Good atmosphere amongst both staff and riders........................................................
4.6
30 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

09:00 Registration opens

09:30 Start opens

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins to ensure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process.

How to get there

Brewdog DogTap & DogWalk Brewery Tour, Balmacassie Dr, Ellon AB41 8QR, UK

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Parking

The brewery is around a half an hour drive north of Aberdeen.

By Bus

The 67 bus towards Ellon from Aberdeen will also take you close to the start line if you get off at Meadows Sports Complex.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where can I access race photography from the Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive?
All race photography will be uploaded to the Let's Go Velo website and the event Facebook page.
FAQ
What happens after the Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive?
Afterwards, all riders can enjoy a beer (or soft drink) as well as a burger and soak up the post-race atmosphere.
FAQ
Do I need to be a certain level of fitness to enter the Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive?
No, the half pint option means this event is great for everyone and ideal for those looking to take part in their first sportive.
FAQ
Is there any kit that is required for the Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive?
A helmet is mandatory, and riders will not be allowed to compete without one.
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Full Pint
9:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021
£42.50
Half Pint
9:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021
£30.00

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