25 to 28 August – Galloway – 238 km, 2900 m climb
07/25/2022 | (rsn, qm) – If you want to avoid the current heat wave in our country, you should think about a cycling holiday in the south of Scotland: daytime temperatures just over 20 °C and sometimes refreshing showers…
If you want a small contest – starts in a month
The gravel race “Raiders Gravel” in and around Galloway in the south of Scotland, a team event in which participants two teams duel in beautiful nature at an altitude of 238 km and 2900 m. After premiering last October, the second edition will take place from August 25 to August 28.
“Raiders Gravel presented by Galloway Canyon” is a four-day international gravel adventure for all in three stages between 71 and 85 km, during which participants explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Galloway and the region of Southern Ayrshire – “enjoying the natural wonders taking in the wildlife and the great outdoors,” said Adam Wilson, Councilors of Dumfries and Galloway and responsible for the events.
The participation package includes breakfast,
Snacks and Dinner, Evening Entertainment, Welcome Drinks, GPS Tracking, A Professionally Marked Route, Finisher Medal, Tent Pitch or RV Park, Bike Wash, Secure Bike Storage, Free WiFi in the Event Village, Leader jerseys for all categories, Goodie Bags and many more.
Malcolm Smith, Organizing Director golazo cycling: “It is great that we were able to bring this unique phenomenon to the stunning area around Galloway Forest Park. As a gravel enthusiast, I am blown away by the woods and scenery of Galloway. South of Scotland in the UK Competitors will have an unforgettable time on some of the best gravel courses.”
Friday, August 24: 73km, 980m climb
Gatehouse, Galloway Forest, River D, Barney Water, Loch Grenoche, Ruskey Castle, Gatehouse
Saturday, August 25: 85km, 1130m altitude gain
Gatehouse, Galloway Forest, Cairnsmore of Fleet, Brockloch Hill, Clatteringshaw’s Loch, Dee’s Blackwater, Gatehouse
Sunday, August 26: 71km, 825m altitude gain
Gatehouse, Loch Scarrow, Mosdale, Water of D, Kalendoc, Gatehouse
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