Ride the Hippo Cycle for Bloodwise and help beat blood cancer
Hippo Cycle is a fun and accessible day of cycling fit for all ages and abilities which returns for a sixth time. The event is held on Isle of Cumbrae, an island situated on the Clyde Estuary which features three distinctive rock formations and offers stunning views of Argyll and Bute and the Ailsa Craig.
Adult cyclists can take on a 72 or 51 mile route while 20 and 10 mile routes are perfect for families. All routes are mostly flat and cyclists have the opportunity to purchase refreshments and snacks at the island's midpoint.
Get a place
Sign up to the Hippo Cycle 2019 by registering online.
You can also register a family of four (two adults and two children).
Origins of the Hippo Cycle
Jim, the founder of the Hippo Cycle, was inspired to organise the event after coming across the story of a young boy with blood cancer and his toy hippo. The boy brought his toy with him to every treatment session he had for his cancer, and his mother thought of the hippo as watching over him. Jim was touched by this image, especially as hippos are his favourite animals. So he decided to name the event Hippo Cycle. Plus, the name conjures the image of hippos riding on bicycles!