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... highlighting the joys of winter cycling around Scotland’s Capital     With a new film Edinburgh-based Markus Stitz and Mark Beaumont encourage more people to enjoy winter cycling in the future. Filmed on a newly created gravel bike route, which follows the local authority boundary of the City of Edinburgh, and additional locations close to the Scottish Capital during January and February 2021, ‘Explore your Boundaries’ is a short documentary that highlights the beauty and challenges of exploring places on two wheels in snow and ice. Markus Stitz, the first person to ride a single-speed bicycle around the world, and Mark Beaumont, the Guinness World Record holder for the fastest circumnavigation in 78 days and 14 hours, are both Edinburgh residents. Teaming up to film ‘Explore your Boundaries' was inspired by encouraging people to see familiar and local areas in unfamiliar ways, showing how great adventures can happen from your own front door. Mark

Bergamont Gritopia 2019 from TweedLove Bike Festival on Vimeo.  Gritopia will take you on a journey to many new places in the valley hinterland, leaving the traffic far behind and often far below you. Expect mile after mile of empty grit and gravel with a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up.There will be two course lengths;The Long One | approx. 75km The Short(er) One | approx. 45km All you need to do is pick one of them… you can do this nearer the time – no need to decided just yet.Any suitable bike will do. A dedicated gravel bike is perfect but a mountain bike will be fine too. We do however recommend leaving the road bikes at home, they’ll be a tad uncomfortable and the gearing might by unhelpful in places! What you getFully marked route Course Map Electronic timing by SI systems Feed stations fit to burst with

The YD200 for 2020 will be a 200-mile road event within the stunning Yorkshire Dales.This epic road ride can either be an exhausting non-stop effort or a more relaxed if 17,000ft of climbing can be called relaxed, two-day effort. Bike pack your ride or plan a B&B. I’ll leave that up to you.The route takes in many classic Dales climbs, views and vistas and passes through some beautiful villages, tourist attractions and resupply points. For those who require a little more info please scan the rest of this webpage. The YD200 2020 ride will be a road ride.Your weapon of choice is your choice but I would recommend a road bike. A gravel bike is cool and a 29er Mtb will suffice but best done with some slicks.Grab some frame bags from Wildcat because your gonna wanna carry some fuel and spare kit with you.If you didn’t know already, the YD300

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 specialCycle 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,

The area is well known to mountain bikers and boasts around 24,000 acres of woodland to explore. We have organized social rides in the Forest for over a year, but found that the single group format was presenting a barrier to many who were unsure of the pace or distance involved. That is the beauty of this new format. You start when you like, rest when you like and travel at your own pace. Riding the route on a single day should help to keep some of the social elements of previous rides.Self-supported and self-paced; there are no entry fees, no marshals, no route markers, no feed stations and no mechanical or first aid support. All we supply are great routes along the best gravel paths, lanes and byways that the Forest has to offer.The series will kick off with ‘A Sunday in Hell’ on July 5 th. This is

Wild About Argyll has teamed up with Bikepacking Scotland and Calmac Ferries to promote a series of car-free walking and cycling adventures for various abilities, starting at Dunoon Pier and Benmore Botanic Gardens.Dunoon is the jewel in the Firth of Clyde, very close to Scotland’s biggest city Glasgow. Situated on the Cowal Peninsula, the seaside resort is a gateway to the great outdoors, with an abundance of walking and cycling adventures accessible easily by public transport from the ferry pier.Local businesses are embracing the opportunities the great outdoors offer, like Jon Smith from the St Ives Guesthouse explains:‘Ìf you love the great outdoors, if you love friendly people, this is a place to come. We have got everything: Forests, mountain bike trails, boating, fishing, botanical gardens; nature at its finest.’The Rail and Sail Ticket, a joint offer from CalMac Ferries and ScotRail, makes travelling on public transport simple and encourages

Fifty50 by VelotasticThe Fifty50 is an unsupported, unmarshalled adventure, exploring the quiet roads, byways and bridleways in the Hope Valley and surrounding area.With around 60 km of riding, the event is based on the reliability ride format, where not speed, but the ability to successfully complete an un-signed pre-determined route within the 6 hour time limit is the aim.The event is the similar in concept to our previous events. However this time we've added a little bit of a twist.Instead of us sending you a file for the route a few days before the event, when you arrive at the start you'll get a sealed envelope.Inside the envelope is a route map to a checkpoint that's roughly half way around the route. At the checkpoint you'll receive the other half of the route.Here's the twist though. Half of the envelopes contain a route heading clockwise. Half the envelopes contain a

LAKELANDER GRAVEL GRINDER - ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN This event is organised by Primal Challenges under the auspices of Cycling Ireland and hosted by Mallard Flyers Cycling Club. Lakelander Gravel Grinder is supported by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.Lakelander Gravel Grinder - Big Dog 100k Challenge Welcome to the inaugural Lakelander Gravel Grinder, Ireland's ultimate off-road cycle challenge. Hosted by Mallard Flyers CC the Big Dog Challenge has been expertly designed by our experienced recce team in order to challenge participants physically and mentally over a demanding 100 kilometre route with stunning views across County Fermanagh and beyond.A rolling start from the village of Belcoo will take riders to the entrance of Ballintempo Forest to begin their Big Dog challenge. With 1,880m elevation ahead expect tough climbs, fast sweeping downhills and rolling countryside passing loughs, stunning vistas and even a few Game of Thrones filming locations.

It's on Sunday 8 September 2019, it's the same graveltastic goodness (probably a mix of 50-50 on and off-road), and probably around 70 miles. Everything from back lanes, gravel roads and tight singletrack!It's running out of Rapha Spitalfields CC and back to London N16

It’s Naughty, but not as you know it.After the success of the Naughty Northumbrian Enduro, it seemed only fitting to pay homage to the remote, beautiful and rugged terrain of the North by launching our new event, The Naughty Frontier.Taking in 40 “Northumbrian miles” this challenging route will reward a spirit of adventure with stunning views, breath taking summits and of course, the option of a cool Wylam Brewery pint when you make it back to base.Taking you up to the England - Scotland border, and through the heart of the Northumbrian National Park, this event is open to all and everyone of a reasonable fitness - In a true “run what ya brung” ethos, all bikes are welcome though it’s best suited to Gravel and XC bikes.Long climbs will be followed by fast, grin-inducing descents on a mixture of gravel and grass double track that riding in the Cheviots