A POPULAR road race on Cumbrae WILL go ahead on its scheduled date, the organisers have announced.

The team behind the Millport 10 Miler event say it will be held on Sunday, May 12, as planned.

Some residents had expressed concern after the organisers of the Millport Classic Car Event, originally due to take place on the same weekend, decided to reschedule until June. 

The car event organisers said they'd taken the decision because of the ongoing uncertainty around the Largs to Cumbrae ferry service.

But the popular 10.5 mile fun run, or walk, will go ahead as scheduled, with participants expected to travel from all over the country to raise cash for Alzheimer Scotland and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.

An event organiser said: "We hope your training is going well and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back to our event.

"Due to the ongoing flood defence work in the town, we were unsure of the scale of disruption this would pose to our event.

"We are liaising regularly with the construction company, and hope that the disruption will be minimal, and only for less than the first half mile.

"We will have extra stewards to guide you along this part of the route and keep you safe. We will also announce this at the start line.

"We strongly advise entrants to leave cars in Largs and travel to the island on foot as our ferry has a reduced vehicle capacity at present.

"The local bus meets every ferry and there is a drop off at the registration point.

"This is the start of your three week countdown - see you all on 12th May."

The team behind the Millport Classic Car Event had previously said this year's gathering of vintage vehicles - the 10th anniversary of the popular display - would take place on Saturday, May 11.

But last week they decided to push back that date by more than a month, until Saturday, June 22.