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CD Bike and Food Gravel Sportive

15 Aug 2021

Organiser's Description

 

Welcome to a new and exciting series of events. Castle Douglas Bike and Food Festival has a warm welcome for you in our renowned Food Town. We will offer you the opportunity to experience some of the best locally produced food and drink as well as demonstrations from chefs, bakers and brewers, but more importantly we will offer you the opportunity to experience miles and miles of scenic gravel routes in the Galloway Forest.  Castle Douglas Development Forum has partnered with Dumfries and Galloway Council, Galloway Glens alongside Forestry and Land Scotland and local landowners to provide a stunning backdrop for a testing 74km Gravel Sportive.  

The route will leave Castle Douglas on the A713 and will be on tarmac as far as the small town of Laurieston approx 12 kms and then will enter the forest. For the next 44kms the route is on a mix of trails and good surfaced forest roads, nothing too technical but there are a few potential wet spots. There will be a return trip to Castle Douglas on tarmac to finish in the town where the food festival will be in full swing. 

With some Covid 19 restrictions likely to still be in place we are currently planning to operate a time trial style start with bikes leaving 5-10 seconds apart. However things are changing very quickly so we will issue a full race briefing as we near the event. 

We aim to kick off at 9:00am which will allow you to be back in town with plenty of time to experience the food festival. There will be 2 aid stations on course to keep you refreshed, although we suggest you come prepared for the whole route without support. We will have basic tools and spares at the aid stations.  

 

 

 

Prices

Until
09 Aug 2021£35.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 15/08/2021

Status: Open

Total Places: 150

Places Available: ??

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