Hey, Sprockets fans. 

Looking for a uniquely Scottish gravel adventure? 

The inaugural Raiders Gravel Galloway kicks off Thursday 7th to Sunday October 10th 2021 and the event HQ/village is Garries Park, Gatehouse-of-Fleet. 

It’s expected to attract 500 teams from across the world to explore race stages on some of Scotland’s most stunning forestry roads in Galloway Forest Park.

Did you know that Kirkpatrick MacMillan of Keir Mill – a wee village northwest of Dumfries - invented the two-wheel bicycle?  

That makes Dumfries and Galloway the spiritual home of the bicycle, and Raiders Gravel Galloway is billed as a ‘uniquely Scottish gravel adventure team event’ where you can soak up the beauty of this ‘pristine and untouched region’. 

Raiders Gravel Galloway- all you need to know

HQ: Garries Park

Timings: Racing gets underway at 9 am each day, with the last riders expected back at HQ by 4 pm. 

Thursday: The opening ceremony features a family night ride. 

Friday: The stage race features a daily stage (approx. 40 to 50 miles with 2500ft to 3500ft of climbing) through Galloway Forest Park. 

Sunday: Third and final stage

Raiders Gravel is a team-of-two event that only offers team entry packages. If you’re struggling to find a riding partner, please contact info@raidersgravel.com and they’ll do their best to help. 

You must be at least 18 years old on the day the event starts (October 7th, 2021) to participate. 

E-Bikes are welcome but you must register your team in the E-Bike category even if only one of you is using one.

Food and entertainment 

From 6 pm each evening they’re laying on entertainment from local musicians, artists, poets, dancers, and other groups - paired with a great selection of local food and drink. 


Hop aboard the shuttle bus services from your accommodation to the HQ in Gatehouse of Fleet. 

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

Raiders Gravel Galloway is committed to protecting, conserving and promoting the unique natural surroundings. 

Across three race stages, you’ll explore the many corners of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere (a place of cooperation and collaboration that shows that a sustainable way of living is not only possible but already happening) taking in all its natural wonders and wildlife. 

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere has been recognised internationally as a world-class environment for people and nature not only because of its fantastic array of landscapes and wildlife but also because of its cultural heritage and the learning opportunities southwest Scotland offers its communities, businesses, and visitors to experience and celebrate sustainably. 

For more information on accommodation, all-inclusive packages, and anything else you’d like to know, visit https://raidersgravel.com/