Built to Last – A new film from Bikepacking Scotland set in the Cateran Ecomuseum launches seven new cycling itineraries in Perthshire and Angus
Ecomuseum, 'Built to Last' is the latest film from round the world singlespeed cyclist and founder of Bikepacking Scotland Markus Stitz. The 10-minute documentary featuring Bob Ellis, founder of the Cateran Trail, Neil Tuer, owner of Alyth Cycles and Jane Wilkinson, willow weaver at Special Branch Baskets, with music from Dave Macfarlane, launches seven new cycling itineraries designed for road, mountain, gravel and touring bikes as part of Travel for All Our Tomorrows - which aims to develop new regenerative tourism experiences in the Cateran Ecomuseum. The Cateran Ecomuseum is a museum without walls, close to the cities of Perth and Dundee in Scotland, both accessible by a new electric bus service from Edinburgh. One of a growing number of ecomuseums worldwide, all its sites are outside. Community led, it empowers local people to take an active role in preserving the objects, sites and cultural practices they value. Providing over 20
UK Cycling Legends team up to bring a new gravel bikepacking event to Dunoon on Scotland’s Adventure Coast in September Charlie 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
57th ANNUAL 3 PEAKS CYCLO-CROSS Sunday 15th September 2019 (Entries closed) Please note that this years race will be two weeks earlier than usual due to the world road race championships being hosted in Harrogate. The 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross is staged in the Yorkshire Dales National Park every year at the end of September. It is the toughest and biggest Cyclo-Cross event in the UK! What else can be said? Great spectacle. Unique event – well worth a visit even if you don’t take part! Excellent range of prizes. Start and finish at Helwith Bridge, BD24 0EH, 2 miles south of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Please visit the News page for the latest announcements.
This is the third in our Gravel grinders series. A choice of 2 distances, Avebury to Goring & return (75 miles) or Avebury to Wantage & return (40 miles) the choice is yours. As usual with the Gravel grinders events please be fully self sufficient (inner tubes, tools, food, drink) The meeting point & start will be the national trust car park in Avebury. On your return there will be the usual unlimited coffee, Home made cakes & chat about the event. The event is limited to 30 riders. There will only be limited entries on the day depending on spaces available.
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 fee Optional 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 FEATURES Accurate 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 stations 2018 ROUTE IN BRIEF 2019 TBC 130KM
Ride some of Dorset's finest tracks and trails, taking in the stunning views across the Dorset Downs and Blackmore Vale. The route will incorporate forest singletrack, bridleways, by-ways and the occasional back lane to link it all together. Suitable for Gravel bikes, Cyclocross bikes and XC Mountain bikes. The terrain will be mixed, expect plenty of climbing and descents. Please make sure you're fit enough to ride 100 challenging kilometres. What's included with your entry: A beautiful waymarked 100km route around the Blackmore Vale and Dorset Downs. We will email all Riders the evening before the event with a link to the gpx file for the route. A route card will also be available as backup, or for those who prefer to navigate with maps. Half way point 'Feeding Station'. Backup support vehicle. On your return to the Start/Finish Site you can claim: A slice of Pizza freshly cooked by wood fire
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