Millport is preparing for a wheely great day out as the island launches a heritage cycle and bike festival.

Cyclists will be able to follow the Cumbrae Heritage Trail, collecting puzzle pieces along the way which will enter them into a prize draw.

The pilot event will be on July 14 and run between 10am and 4pm, beginning and ending at the Garrison House.

The top prize on the day is a £2000 voucher for BikePost in Troon, courtesy of Home Energy Scotland, which could cover the costs of an eBike plus all the accessories you need.

A self-guided cycle will follow the existing Cumbrae Heritage Trail around the island outer route, combining the traditional visitor attraction and activities with local heritage discovery.

Cyclists are encouraged to decorate their bikes for the event, which is suitable for all ages and abilities.

The bike festival runs from 12pm to 5pm in the grounds of the Garrison House, with a classic bike show, eBike trials, Dr Bike sessions and cycle skills workshops, as well as food and drinks tastings, arts and crafts and more.

The event is being delivered by Millport CARS in partnership with North Ayrshire Council’s Active Travel and Tourism teams, as well as the Isle of Cumbrae Tourism Association.

In addition to funding regeneration and conservation initiatives to help reinvigorate Millport as a seaside and island destination, Millport CARS delivers a programme of heritage-led activities

Millport Heritage Cycle is the first of the activities under the programme and aims engage local communities and visitors with local history and heritage.

Aiming to empower the community to take an active role in understanding and enhancing the historic environment, it is hoped that the festival can be developed even more in the future.

The event is free, but you need to register in advance at, where you can also find out more information.