Sustainability – Raiders Gravel

We are committed to protecting, conserving and promoting the unique natural surroundings you’ll explore while riding Raiders Gravel. We can all do our part to maintain the environment so we at Raiders support the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere and the Big Plastic Pledge.


Raiders is proud to be endorsed by the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere as the first event to be held under their Sustainable Event Charter. That means we are recognised as a sustainable event, something close to our hearts.

The Biosphere is recognised as a world class environment for both people and nature, and is a place of cooperation and collaboration, proving a sustainable way of living is not only possible, but happening right now.

The UNESCO Biosphere designation is recognition of the fantastic array of landscapes, wildlife, cultural heritage and the wide range of learning opportunities South-West Scotland offers communities, businesses and visitors.

We continue to work closely with the Biosphere to conserve and promote this unique and beautiful area of Scotland.

Find out more here.


As event organisers one way we can help save the planet is by eliminating single use plastics and encouraging as many peoples possible to change their habits. 

What we do matters.

If our entire sporting community changes its habits we can be the first ripple of a tidal wave of change which should be felt all over the world. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Big Plastic Pledge, founded by Olympic gold medal winning sailor and IOC sustainability ambassador, Hannah Mills.

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