This 330km self-supported gravel race is based on the new badger divide route which masterfully links several existing routes with one another to create a direct line, >90% off-road and rideable on adventure/gravel bikes, down the heart of Scotland from Inverness to Glasgow, cutting glen after remote glen.
The race is made up of 5 Strava segments encompassing killer climbs and technical descents rewarding the best all-round rider on the best all-round bike. This is bike racing in its purest form. The 5 segments are aggregated automatically using the Matesrace website to create an online leaderboard meaning the event is run for free. Entrants just need to sign-up, turn-up, and take responsibility for their own actions.
The inaugural CrossduroScotland race will take place on 2-3 September 2017 and will repeat it in the first weekend of September each year. Sign-up here by following this link.
The Racing Collective
The race is hosted by The Racing Collective, an informal collection of cyclists who believe adventure should be free. The collective is also spearheading some pretty progressive projects for a cycling group, so make sure to check out their website to learn more.