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Welcome to Raiders Gravel Galloway

Raiders Gravel Galloway is uniquely Scottish gravel adventure in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. Across 3 race stages riders explore the many corners of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere taking in the natural wonders, wildlife and serene outdoors. This premium full-service event has the optimal mix of adventure, entertainment, culture and relaxation, guaranteeing an unforgettable time in Scotland.

The inaugural edition of Raiders Gravel Galloway is set to take place from October 7th to 10th 2021. In teams of two, gravel riders will set out from the bustling Event HQ in Garries Park to tackle the daily 40-50 miles of blissful gravel adventure riding. The event routes guide participants through the stunning Galloway Forest Park. Each event day concludes with entertainment, music, dinner and drinks at the Event HQ.

The Event HQ will feature an EXPO where the event’s global partner brands, sponsors as well as local businesses and organisations will be able to promote themselves and their products/services. The opening ceremony of the event on Thursday, October 7th 2021, will feature a family night ride. The stage race commences on Friday, October 8th and features a daily stage (approx. 40 to 50 miles with 2500ft to 3500ft of climbing) through the Galloway Forest Park. The event concludes with the third and final stage on Sunday, October 10th. Racing gets underway at 9am each day, with the last riders expected back at the Event HQ by 4pm. Evening meals and entertainment will commence at 6pm each evening, featuring performances by local musicians, artists, poets, dancers and other groups, to share the local culture and heritage with the international field of participants. Shuttle bus services coordinated by the event organisers will ensure participants can safely travel to and from their accommodation to the Event HQ in Gatehouse of Fleet. 

Raiders Gravel Galloway is looking to bring participants from across the globe to this beautiful part of Scotland. We want to put Galloway firmly on the map of all gravel and adventure cycling enthusiasts both in Scotland, the wider UK and across the globe. Overall our mission is to create the world’s leading full service gravel cycling event and showcase the stunning wilderness and beauty of Dumfries & Galloway, presenting the area as a tourism destination for cycling and other outdoor adventure activities.