‘Gravel’ cycling phenomenon explodes in Scotland’s Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Beat the winter blues with the prospect of endless trails, views that go on and on, delicious cake and coffee stops – award-winning cycling and hospitality partners Go-Where Scotland and the Oak Tree Inn are offering you a £50 incentive to experience first hand what makes cycling in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park so special
Cycle tour operator Go-Where Scotland is offering a two-wheeled incentive to beat the winter blues. UK Gravelistas can experience their kind of gravel cycling by spending three days in April exploring this largely untapped corner of Scotland with them by bike. Better still, they’re offering friends of UK Gravel £50 off their first booking (using the code DUKES50 at the online checkout).
Andy Stanford, local resident and professional bike guide:
“The whole Gravel scene here in the Trossachs has exploded! Every weekend I’m seeing folk turn up in the village here in Aberfoyle, pulling bikes off racks/vans, heading out to explore!
With the success of the previous Dukes Gold and Duke’s Weekender in promoting this area, it’s given me an immense feeling of satisfaction that there really is something very special about riding this terrain, in my home area, whether it be on your own or in a group…no cars, no traffic, no stress!
I guess the best way to describe it here is the same as ski touring: you’ve got your pisted gravel routes, beautiful fire roads and trails where you can just tick over the miles and soak up the mountain views, to the off-piste stuff, the special little links that just adds that bit of gold to the ride, nothing too techy, just enough to stretch the legs and that grin a bit further.
Even then, you’ve really only just scratched the surface of the journey’s and landscapes you can discover on two wheels – add to that some award winning cake and coffee stops and you’ve got the perfect combination….that’s what makes this place so special.”
Abi Snowden of the Oak Tree Inn:
“We are looking forward to seeing Go Where back with another group of adventure seekers. It’s a pleasure to welcome their group of muddy, tired (but happy) and very hungry guests and then see them the next morning, refreshed and energized for the surprises that Go-Where has instore for the day ahead.”
Tour organizer, Andy McKenna says:
“For us, gravel’s about combining our favourite things – the off-road capability of mountain bikes and the lightweight, efficiency of road bikes – all on dirt roads, flowing singletracks and mellow mountain bike trails.
Scotland’s a playground for gravel bikes and we have all the pieces for a wonderful gravel jigsaw right here in the heart of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park – all you need to think about is jumping on your bike and enjoying the sense of freedom and adventure that awaits on our Duke’s Gold weekend break this April.”
Duke’s Gold gravel cycling weekend
Dates: April 23rd to 25th, 2020
Pricing: £295 per person (£245 using voucher DUKES50)
Duke’s Gold Webpage: https://go-where.co.uk/dukes-gold-trossachs-gravel-tour-weekend-scotland/