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Elisa Fumero

Our logo

Our logo represents the core and spirit of Raiders Gravel – and it’s pretty dang beautiful, if we do say so ourselves. Let us take you through the inspirations and muses behind the design of the Raiders Gravel logo, and you might just learn something new about our event location!

Good practice guide

Gravel stage races in teams of two are unique – and that’s the way we like it! However, it could mean that even the most experienced of gravel cyclists don’t know the ins-and-outs of how an event like Raiders Gravel works. Here are some of the key rules and guidelines to follow in October.

Kirkpatrick Macmillan

Did you know that Dumfries and Galloway is the birthplace of the bicycle? Stuart Paterson tells us the story of the man behind the invention: Galloway-born blacksmith Kirkpatrick Macmillan.

Stuart Paterson

Stuart Paterson is one of Scotland’s best-known poets of the past 30 years. He lives by the Solway Coast and captures the beauty of the South of Scotland through his works. We are proud to introduce him as Raiders Gravel’s Festival Poet. Find out more about Stuart and what he calls the ‘Galloway Way’ below.

Cycling wear for Scottish weather

If you’ve never visited Scotland, the weather may be a bit of a mystery to you. We reached out to Warren of Galloway Cycling Holidays to tell us all about the usual October weather and his experience gravel cycling during that season. Find his insights below, as well as some of our kit recommendations to keep warm, dry, and comfortable at Raiders Gravel.

Where to stay

Thinking of turning your Raiders Gravel adventure into a week-long getaway? First of all, let us say: smart move. The South of Scotland has so much to offer, and we guarantee you’ll find plenty of things to see and do. Here are our favourite accommodation options!