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Wild Westie Weekend
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One for the gravel bucket-list, come and take part in an epic weekend of cycling through the wild West Scotland. This three stage event offers incredible riding through remote forests, around stunning lochs and over mountains. Come for a legendary sense of achievement.
The Wild Westie Weekend
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Sat 27th May 2023
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Scotland, UK
Start times
Sat 27th May 2023
The Wild Westie Weekend:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Wild Westie Weekend
The Wild Westie Weekend
Route information
Stage One: Dunoon Epic
Distance: 42km, 84km or 123km
Elevation: 950m, 1600m or 2500m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 70 to 80%
Discover the amazing gravel riding around Dunoon before everyone else! Just 90 mins and a short ferry ride from central Glasgow, the riding here takes you through stunning forest trails, coastal back roads, punchy off road climbs and beautiful sections around the lochs.
Choose between three route options, each showcasing this glorious region and a perfect first stage for an epic gravel weekend.
You can find out more hereExternalLink.
Stage 2: Loch Lomond Divide
Distance: 162km
Elevation: 2600m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 70%
One of the most epic point to point gravel rides in the world!
Connecting two of the best gravel regions in the UK (Dunoon & Aberfoyle), the route takes you from Dunoon to Loch Tarsan & Loch Eck via some beautiful forest roads before heading up to the north side of Loch Lomond. After a section on back roads you will hit the gravel to the north of Aberfoyle and finish a massive day with a short descent.
You can find out more hereExternalLink.
Stage 3: Aberfoyle Epic
Distance: 43km, 74km or 104km
Elevation: 950m, 1450m or 2200m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 80 to 90%
One of the most legendary gravel cycling regions in the UK. Ride the long off road sections in all directions of Aberfoyle.
Choose from three distances (after two massive days the medium or short might look appealing!) with some great variety as the routes take you through forests, around Lochs and onto mountain tops with epic views. A suitable finish to an epic 3 stage gravel weekend.
You can find out more hereExternalLink.
What's included
  • GPX sent out week before event
  • Checkpoints with proper food
  • Beer at finish line
  • Mechanics available
  • Rider support vans
  • Fully signed route
  • Luggage transfer on point to point day
  • Optional coach back to Dunoon from the finish.
How to get there
Scotland, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
There will be free on-site parking available on the day.
Coach Transfer
Optional 6pm transfer back to Dunoon available in the checkout for £69.
Event day logistics
27th May – 7am Ride village in Dunoon opens. Collecting your ride number takes approx 10 mins.
27th May – 7.30am to 7pm Dunoon gravel epic. There will be a short ride briefing before you will be set you off in small groups
28th May – 7am to 8pm Loch Lomond Divide. An early start and plenty of time to complete the 162km epic. Drop your bags off at the ride village at the start and the organiser will transfer it to Aberfoyle.
29th May – 7.30am to 6pm Aberfoyle Gravel Epic. After a short ride briefing, choose one of three routes and finish with a celebratory beer. Optional 6pm transfer back to Dunoon available in the checkout for £69.
Mechanical issues
There will be mechanics at all aid stations and ride captains to also help with any bike issues.
Race Village
At the race villages, there will be toilets coffee, cake, and lots of food trucks to try.
Feed stations
Feed stations will have water, coke, cake, fruit and sports nutrition bars and nut butter. They will be approximately every 30 kilometres.
Single Event Entry
If the full weekend isn't for you, you can enter just one or two of the day here:
Is there accommodation included in the Wild Westie Weekend?
No, riders need to book their own accomodation. There are plenty of hotels, campsites & holiday rentals in both Aberfoyle & Dunoon. You will need to stay in Dunoon on Saturday night & Aberfoyle on Sunday night.
Are E-bikes allowed at the Wild Westie Weekend?
Yes, E-bikes are allowed at all Glorious Gravel events.
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