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Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive

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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.

Review summary

30 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Brenda Findlay
"This was a very well organised and friendly event. Stunning route with great..."


Andy M
"The support for this sportive was amazing. It was such a well run event. The..."


Adam P
"Let's Go Velo always put on such an amazing event. I cracked the Full Pint..."
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Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive routes

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.

Further course details can be found below:

Half Pint
Distance: 38 miles (61KM)
Elevation: 600m

Full Pint
Distance: 61 miles (98KM)
Elevation: 827m

Event Details

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 wagons
  • On site catering
  • Event photography
  • Refreshments and food for sale at the finish
Raceday Logistics


0900: Registration opens

0930: Riders begin to leave

All riders have started

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

There will be a short two-minute safety briefing given to all riders.

Kit List

• ID in case of an incident.

• Food and energy drink (although there will be food and drink available at the feed stations enroute).

• Money/credit card.

• Mobile phone

• Basic tool, ideally with a chain-splitter.

• Pump, tyre levers and spare inner tubes (we always carry a couple of spare tubes).

• Helmet (mandatory). If you do not have your cycle helmet then you will not be allowed to ride.

• Clothing appropriate for the weather and time of year.

• Bring sun-cream to apply if the weather is still looking warm and sunny.

• GPX device or mobile phone with maps. There will be some printed versions of the route available at rider registration on the day.


If you do have any additional questions about the event or would like to get in touch with the event organiser then please follow the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I access race photography?
All race photography will be uploaded to the Let's Go Velo website and the event Facebook page.
What happens after the event?
Afterwards, all riders can enjoy a beer (or soft drink) as well as a burger and soak up the post-race atmosphere.
Do I need to be a certain level of fitness?
No, the half pint option means this event is great for everyone and ideal for those looking to take part in their first sportive.

Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive weather forecast

Light rain throughout the day.

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IconLight breeze possible, up to 9mph

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LetsGoVelo is a cycling holiday and events company that provides bespoke cycling experiences for all abilities and ages. 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.



Brewdog Chain Gang Sportive reviews (30)

4.6 out of 5 stars

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  • Atmosphere
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    Andy M

    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.
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    Adam P

    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
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    Louise S

    Did the Half Pint in 2019

    Really enjoyable event and well organised. Nice route and they even organised the sun! Staff were very friendly.
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    Did the Half Pint in 2019

    Very friendly, well organised event. Very chilled atmosphere at the end. They even organised the sun!
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    James M

    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.
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    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!
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • B

    Brenda Findlay

    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.
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