In recognition of your support for Raiders Gravel and that many of our entrants have booked holidays to participate in Raiders Gravel we are hosting social guided rides over the original event weekend in October. We will have two or three groups riding at different speeds each with scheduled café stops. 


The Raiders Gravel Team would love to meet you and will be joining you for these rides. Participation in these social rides is completely free and we’ll take you to some of the most stunning locations in the Galloway Forest Park! The social rides are open to all (so feel free to bring a friend or family member that wasn’t originally planning on participating in the stage event) and participation is completely free. 


All rides start and end at Galloway Lodge, High St, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP, Scotland.



Don’t have accommodation yet? A limited number of rooms are being held at the Murray Arms Hotel in Gatehouse of Fleet. Please contact the hotel directly and ask for one of the “Golazo Cycling” rooms. You can then reserve and pay for that room.



Please select your free ticket/s at the bottom of this page.


Distance: 40km

Climbing: 350m

Meet @ 12 noon

Ride starts @ 13:00

Friday’s “Coastal Exploration” ride takes us out of Gatehouse towards the Solway Coast. Get ready for stunning views towards the Isle of Man, beautiful beaches and breathtaking cliffs. This will be a relaxed welcome ride in one large group (no separate pace groups).


Distance: 78km

Climbing: 995m

Meet @ 9:00

Ride starts @ 10:00

Saturday’s ride takes us into the Galloway Forest Park, along large sections of what will be the Queen’s stage of the 2022 Raiders Gravel event. Stunning views, deep forest, exciting climbs and descents await you. All pace groups will stop off at Clatteringshaws Café, where you’ll be able to buy lunch/refreshments.


Distance: 64km

Climbing: 840m

Meet @ 8:30

Ride starts @ 9:30

Sunday’s ride takes us back into the Galloway Forest Park, past the stunning Loch Skerrow and Stroan Loch. Next we head along Raiders Road, a beautiful gravel track along the River Dee, before returning back towards Gatehouse. All pace groups will stop off at Clatteringshaws Café, where you’ll be able to buy lunch/refreshments.


You’ll need to select one ticket per day per individual rider attending. Example: If you and your partner are planning on attending on all 3 days, you’ll need to secure 6 tickets in total (2x Friday, 2x Saturday, 2x Sunday). You can do all of this in one single order.