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We want to make the inaugural edition of Raiders Gravel a truly unforgettable event, and we couldn’t do it without our amazing partners. We’re excited to introduce you to all the brands, organisations, and charities we have partnered with through this blog series. Find out more about how our fantastic partners will make your Raiders Gravel experience unique, during each stage and throughout our four-day event!

We’re excited to say that the renowned POC is our helmet and eyewear partner! POC was founded in 2005 in Sweden, and has quickly become a leading manufacturer of helmets, eyewear, body armor, apparel and accessories in cycling and snow sports. With a mission to ‘Protect lives and reduce the consequences of accidents for athletes and anyone inspired to be one’, POC has a crystal clear vision to provide optimized personal protection and safety through developing products of unquestionable quality and relevance.

Inspired by its mission and scientific approach, POC has built a reputation for breaking with convention, exploring new ideas and innovating to improve protection for all. POC has been fortunate to protect many Olympic athletes, World Champions and elite athletes around the globe and to share in many of their successes.

Creating products forged in safety and innovation is at the heart of POCs approach, be it for an elite athlete, weekend skiers or a daily bike commuter. It’s an approach that has led to over 60 international safety, design and innovation awards, including the prestigious bike industry ‘Brand of the Year’ award. We’re keeping a few things still under wraps when it comes to POC at Raiders Gravel, but stay tuned for more!

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Articles

Destination

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!

Gravel guides

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.

Raiders Tales

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.

Destination

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.