Gravel guides – Raiders Gravel

Gravel guides

Stage 3: What a day! What a weekend.

Sunshine always brings the best out of anything and it certainly did that at Raiders Gravel on Sunday.

Overall, the Senior races were as predicted, with Alistair Brownlee and Mikey Mottram finishing first and second respectively again, another puncture robbing us of the chance for a sprint finish. That put the pair in the same places on the final podium, with Metheven Bond on the third step.

What tyres?

We’ve had a few questions about tyre choice for Raiders Gravel and because they can be a very personal choice we’ll just tell what we have used when riding on the trails of the Galloway Forest Park.

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.

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.