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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

A 2 day, enduro style, bike riding adventure to a loch-side festival campground of live music, outdoor challenges and family challenges and family friendly activities. You just decide the route; Gravel or Tarmac? So, what is Muck N'Mac? The vision at Muck n' Mac is essentially our dream festival weekend. A mixture of bikes, music, outdoors and beer, in equal measure!It's as much about the challenging bike riding as it is, dancing to an array of live music at one of Scotland’s most stunning loch-side locations.It features two challenging days of gravel and road routes, with multiple Enduro style timed stages. In between stages, there's no clock running. You'll be able to truly appreciate the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders that lead to a festival village of live music, climbing walls, kids MTB Where does it start? Both the Mucker and The Mackie start in Netherdale carpark in  Galashiels for stage 1. The second

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,

 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