28 gravel bike adventures in the wilds of Scotland
Author: Ed Shoote
Paperback publication date: 07 Apr 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839810503
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‘A well-written and well-presented guide that deserves a spot on the bookshelves of everyone who prefers their cycling away from the busy tarmac.’ – Bear Bones Bikepacking
Gravel Rides Scotland by Ed Shoote contains 28 routes, ranging from 31 to 128 kilometres in length, exploring the very best gravel riding that Scotland has to offer. Illustrated with stunning action photography and overview mapping; downloadable GPX files are also included.
Gravel Rides Scotland by Ed Shoote contains 28 routes, ranging from 31 to 128 kilometres in length, exploring the very best gravel riding that Scotland has to offer.
Gravel riding is the fastest-growing cycling discipline – this book showcases the finest routes in Scotland, its natural home. The routes are clustered within seven outstanding gravel destinations – the Scottish Borders; Dumfries and Galloway; Argyll and Bute; Highland Perthshire and the Trossachs; the Cairngorms (split into Deeside and Aviemore); and North West Scotland.
Each section makes the perfect base for a short break, or combine some of the routes together on a bikepacking trip. Classic gravel routes such as ‘Gravelfoyle’ and the Big Country Loop in Galloway are listed alongside hidden gems including Loch Eck and the Lammermuir herring roads.
Each route includes all the information you need to help you plan your ride, interesting background information about the local area, types of terrain covered and refreshment recommendations in addition to detailed directions, stunning photography and overview mapping. Downloadable GPX files of the routes are also available.
This book is full of practical tips and advice on all aspects of gravel riding, including the bike itself, essential kit to carry when out on a ride, as well as a brief history of gravel riding in Scotland.
Enjoy Gravel Rides Scotland and the adventures it will open up. Ride faster, ride further and ride gravel.
Ed Shoote is a writer and photographer; his work has featured in numerous outdoor and cycling magazines over the last decade. Having developed a passion for road cycling as a child in Suffolk, Ed later fell in love with mountain biking as he moved further north in the UK, and then discovered gravel riding while living in British Columbia where he explored the endless, remote logging roads. Over the years he has travelled extensively with his gravel bike in tow, particularly in central Asia. Now living in Scotland with his young family, Ed works in developing cycling in the south of Scotland and spends his spare time exploring the glens, mountains and forests across the country on his gravel bike. Gravel Rides Scotland is his first book. www.welovemountains.net
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