Last weekend saw the Grinduro 2017 take place in what can only be described as very 'Scottish' conditions. Dave from the road.cc team went along to this mini festival on the Isle of Arran for the good vibes and of course, for the 75km gravel race with 4 timed stages, here's the weekend in pictures from Russell Burton!
Tyre choice was tested on steep and slippery trails like this one. It wasn't a timed section though
Following the tyre tracks
The weather occasionally offered a glimpse of the beauty of the Isle of Arran. What a place to ride a bike.
Dropping into another steep and twisting descent
The first timed stage was a long suffering fireroad climb into the dense cloud that had descended on the Island on the morning of the event
Bag Pipes started the riders off on course
ireroad logging tracks cut through the sometimes dense forest and covered the distance
While narrow and root infested trails provided a stern challenge on narrow tyres
Keeping it upright was a challenge for everyone but the spills and falls only added to the fun
Grinding the gravel in the rain, the Grinduro was a tough physical challenge
You find your own rhythm and pace on the timed sections
The transitions are a chance to regroup and ride along with friends, old and new