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Gravel "How To"

For most people, riding a bike is so much more than exercise, although that's where it started for many.
Riding a bike with people, riding a bike in nice places and riding a bike well are all component parts of an enjoyable day.

People and places are fairly easy to sort out but technical competence is a little more tricky.


Much like our "How To Mountain Bike" course, our "Gravel How To" is designed to impart that technical competence for new or improving Gravel riders in a way that enables them to enjoy the journey on any terrain. (Our "How To" courses are also run in nice places with great people).

The morning is spent setting up your bike so that you have the maximum control and comfort whilst riding.
We then look at the basics: Gear choice, braking, cornering, steep ups and steep downs. (This is a workshop session where everybody is encouraged to try new things, loose bad habits and enjoy riding competently)

The afternoon is a guided ride (nice places/great people) where you can put the skills into context on the trails, take photos and generally feel awesome.

The cost for a Gravel "How To" day is £220 with a ratio of 1:4 (so bring three friends, split the bill and quadruple the enjoyment)

Equipment:
Gravel Bike (in a serviceable condition)
Spares (Tube/pump)
Water
Helmet/gloves
Clothing suitable for the weather on the day (we ride whatever the weather)

 
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Guided Gravel

There is something wonderful about exploring new places in the company of a guide. Yes, it is easier now than ever before to plan your own adventure but it's hard to know if that final hill will be too steep at the end of a long day or if that forest road is actually a quagmire.

Our "Guided Gravel Adventures" are designed to let you explore some of Scotland's finest scenery, enjoy the riding but without the stress.

We offer three "Guided Gravel Adventures"

Galloway Bike Packing (80 miles/2days)


Using forest roads, farm tracks and very quiet back roads, this two day adventure discovers the heart of the Galloway Forest park.


Utilising one of the remote "Bothy's" for overnight accommodation, we carry everything with us on the bikes.

Cost: £150/person (minimum of 2) Ratio - 1:4 (includes evening meal and breakfast)

Equipment:
Gravel Bike
Helmet/gloves
Sleeping bag/matt
Bike packing bags (seat wedge/bar bag)
Suitable clothing for the conditions (we ride in all conditions) Snacks

Money for cafe' stops on both days

Trossachs Gravel Adventure (90 miles/2 days)


Loch Lomand and Trosachs National Park could have been designed for Gravel Bikes. Using the superb network of bike friendly forest roads and mountain tracks this two day tour shows off some of Scotland's world famous landscapes but from a slightly different perspective.

Staying overnight at the wonderful Garrison of Inversnaid, this tour is ideal for couples although sofa beds are available for those who would rather not share a double.

Cost: £230/person (minimum of 2) Ratio - 1:4 (includes accommodation, evening meal and breakfast)

Equipment:
Gravel Bike
Helmet/gloves
Bike packing bags (seat wedge/bar bag)
Suitable clothing for the conditions (we ride in all conditions) Snacks

Money for cafe' stops on both days

Unexplored Galloway 

We believe that Galloway has some of the best gravel in the whole of the U.K, from exploring the Galloway Forest Park to the scenic coast. Allow us to customise a trip of your desire in the Scottish lowlands, there are hundreds of kilometres of gravel which we'd love to show you. Cost £150/ person Ratio - 1:4

Equipment:
Gravel Bike
Helmet/gloves
Suitable clothing for the conditions (we ride in all conditions)

Snacks

Money for cafe stop 

 
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