The routes range from 31 to 128 kilometres in length, exploring the very best gravel riding that Scotland has to offer.
Shoote’s book covers routes in some of Scotland’s best 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.
The routes include now well-known gravel destinations such as ‘Gravelfoyle’ and the Big Country Loop in Galloway, but also include hidden gems such as Loch Eck and the Lammermuir herring roads.
“I always want to keep going and try to add something extra to each ride, whether that is taking a new turning or adding one more loop. I rarely study a map on a ride as I like the cliché of getting lost and retracing or taking my bearings and trying to get where I thought I needed to be. Gravel Rides Scotland has maps and GPX files for you as I have found all the dead ends and bogs in the writing stages! Writing and researching for Gravel Rides Scotland has given me so many amazing memories, mostly the wide grin on my face from discovering a sublime section I never knew existed or settling into an overnight bivvy,” author Ed Shoote said.
The book includes 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.
2022 book Gravel Rides Scotland_spread 6.jpg, by Suvi Loponen
Read more about the book from the link below and keep an eye out for a review of the book here at off.road.cc.
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