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scotland gravel Tag

WHAT This 'Explorer' event will challenge experienced MTB/gravel bikepacking teams in the rugged terrain west of Loch Lomond between Tarbet and Oban over five days. Teams of four, on mountain or gravel bikes, compete to locate checkpoints hidden along the numerous roads, gravel tracks and mountain trails.  Teams will select their own routes, moving together and sometimes in pairs to gather as many checkpoints as possible in the set time. Strategy, planning and route selection will be key to success. Teams will need to be self-sufficient, with light bike camping gear, choosing when to rest and when to press on.Currently, places are limited to six teams to ensure the event complies with COVID19 regulations and teams should be in a self-contained 'bio-bubble'. WHO Team of four people experienced in:Bikepacking with elements up to MTB 'Red Run' level of difficulty. Travelling up to 50-100km a day depending on route selection and level of enthusiasm,

GATEHOUSE OF FLEET, SCOTLAND – Raiders Gravel Galloway presented by Canyon is the UK’s newest gravel event. A 4-day international gravel stage race. A uniquely Scottish gravel adventure awaits riders in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. The 4-day festival features 3 gravel riding stages where riders explore the many corners of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere taking in the natural wonders, wildlife and serene outdoors. This premium all-inclusive event has the optimal mix of adventure, entertainment, culture and relaxation, guaranteeing an unforgettable time in the South of Scotland. Raiders Gravel is a team event where riders enter and participate in teams of two. The inaugural edition will take place from October 7th to 10th 2021. Team entry packages include daily breakfast, recovery lunch and dinner, evening entertainment, welcome drinks, GPS rider tracking, professionally managed race route, special inaugural edition finisher medals, camping pitch (BYO tent) or motorhome parking, MucOff

... 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