Saturday 15.07.23

After a 3 year hiatus we return to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park for 100km of the tracks and trails around Loch Ard and Achray Forests in a sort of figure of eight with Aberfoyle at the centre.

You’re never that far from Aberfoyle so if you’re not used to the rigours of gravel riding then you can always head back to the toon for an early shandy or perhaps take a shortcut to catch the group up later on in the ride. There are some spicy sections so if you’re not totally confident on this kind of terrain take it easy and enjoy the scenery.

Stick around for a pint in the Forth Inn once you’ve got around the loop.

It is a almost entirely gravel so bring the appropriate bike, tyres and spares. There will be a wide range of abilities so naturally different groups will form along the route.

The #makegravelgreatagain route can be downloaded from the links below. It is mandatory to have the route with you one way or the other.

Here, via Komoot

We’ll be leaving from the Aberfoyle Car Park (location below) at around 10:30am on Saturday the 15th of July. See you then!


#makegravelgreatagain is not a race nor a sportive, it’s an open social ride. It is unsupported and you are responsible for your own equipment and more importantly, yourself. You join us at your own risk and you are expected to ride in a safe, considerate manner, both to other road users and other riders.

Call out the hazards, always bring spares, dress like a pro, fill your pockets with scran, enjoy the ride and don’t be a dick.