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 UK Cycling Legends team up to bring a new gravel bikepacking event to Dunoon on Scotland’s Adventure Coast in SeptemberCharlie Hobbs, former Bikemonger and founder of the Dorset Gravel Dash, and Markus Stitz, mastermind behind Bikepacking Scotland and singlespeed round the world cyclist, have teamed up with Dunoon Presents and Wild About Argyll to create a brand new overnight bikepacking event in Dunoon on Scotland’s Adventure Coast. Entries for the event open on Monday 8 July at 8pm on www.dirtdash.cc/dunoon or https://www.entrycentral.com/dunoondirtdash.Part of the Summit to Sea Outdoor Festival on the weekend of 28 & 29 September 2019, which also features downhill legends Steve Peat and Greg Minnaar, the new event will send 150 riders on a scenic 81 mile (131km) course including singletrack, gravel paths, forestry roads, public roads, cycle paths and an old coffin road.Both organisers have a great track record in the events and outdoor industry. Between

THE PERFECT PARTY-TO-RACE RATIO! Voted “Event of the Year” by the Design and Innovation Awards committee, Grinduro expanded into four countries in 2019. The unique format of Grinduro combines the best elements of a mountain bike enduro with a gravel grinder-style road race. Festivities include an impressive display of art and music, excellent food, great people and camping!This is an exceptional event made possible by Giro Sport Design, Rapha, Maxxis and Fabric, with specific events hosted by Cannondale, Devinci and Canyon. A NEW KIND OF BIKE RACE In short, Grinduro is just what the name suggests: Gravel Road Race + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = one long loop of pavement and dirt, where finishing times aren’t based on overall loop time, but four timed segments (each roughly five-to-seven minutes).But Grinduro is not just a bike race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride, with excellent food,

GRITFEST IS OPEN TO ALL OFF-ROAD BIKES. FEATURING 2 DAYS OF INCREDIBLE RIDING AROUND THE CAMBRIAN MOUNTAINS IN MID WALES IT WILL INCLUDE TIMED SPECIAL STAGES ON GRAVEL AND OVER A MIXTURE OF TERRAIN. WHAT IS IT? A 2 day off-road cycling event with timed special stages WHERE? Cilycwm, Nr Llandovery, Mid Wales WHEN? Saturday June 22nd & Sunday June 23rd, 2019 ENTRY FEE Standard Entry - £99 - plus booking feeOptional Extras: Electric Hookup - SOLD OUT Event Hoody - £25 (pre-order only) CATEGORIES OPEN - Ages 16 to 39 VETERAN - Ages 40 to 49 GRAND VETERAN - Ages 50 to 59 SUPER VETERAN - Ages 60+ All categories are based on riders age on 31/12/2019 EVENT FEATURESAccurate Electronic Chip Timing Camping from Friday to Monday Finishers T-Shirt Event HQ facilities & parking On-Site Catering Full route marking Family & Friends welcome Prizes for category winners Bike wash facilities First aid support Saturday night entertainment including live music Well stocked feed stations2018 ROUTE IN BRIEF 2019 TBC130KM

Bergamont Gritopia 2019 Transcend Festival could have been made for Bergamont Gritopia – TweedLove’s gravel adventure into the valley backcountry. Perfect for all road less travelled fans, all you need is a spirit of adventure and a bike that can despatch the miles and vertical metres on a variety of surfaces.Bergamont Gritopia is an event for adventure/gravel/backcountry, or whatever you want to call it, riders. It will take you on a journey to many new places in the valley hinterland, with mile after mile of empty grit and gravel, and a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up.  Aimed at any bike rider who’s up for an adventure, the event works as a first time gravel event but will also have plenty of fun for the more experienced gravellist. You can do it on any suitable bike – which means a mountain bike will be fine too, but a