Brady Lawrence from Seattle was in attendance for Grinduro Scotland, where he made this recap video that really captures the vibes at these races. Who’s going to Japan and California?
Grinduro Frame Builder Event Format
The Bicycle Academy (TBA) put the Grinduro Scotland frame builder competition format together 3 years ago as a way of creating a platform for frame builders to showcase what they do. It’s an opportunity for builders to work to a tight brief, but at the same time to be playful and creative with bike design. They get to make their own idea of a perfect bike, to keep for themselves, something that doesn’t happen as often as you might think.
And now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy frame builders to ever whirl their wheels in the WACKY RACES. Competing for the title of Grinduro’s wackiest frame builder. The bikes are approaching the starting line.
First, is the TBA GXC driven by Tom Sturdy. Next is paratrooper Will Barcode on the TBA Splat Grav. Flying through the air is the Rad Roamer piloted by Ted James. Maneuvering for position is Andy Carr on the Spoon Customs Fat Tracker and right on his tail is Pi Manson on his Caledonian Carrier.
Sneaking along last is the unmistakable Petor of Dear Susan Bicycles riding his award-winning ‘Mike Rotch’…
“Grav, Grav. And double Grav!”
Olly, a professional videographer and mountain bike guide made a video showcasing riding the trails of Torridon, Scotland.
What happens when three friends, stay in two bothies in Scottish Highlands while bikepacking 160km and 4300m ascent? Watch this video to find out.
This video was created to support Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland. Watch as a group of friends bikepack the Cairngorms in Scotland.
“Only a short distance from Scotland’s capital Edinburgh, East Lothian provides the right ingredients for bikepacking adventures. At 39 miles (63 km) the Go East Lothian Trail is perfect for families, microadventures and long day rides. The route is suitable for gravel, mountain and e-mountain bikes, and can be ridden in all seasons.” See more at Bikepacking Scotland!
Fabric takes us on a wild ride during Scotland’s Grinduro.
Ortlieb takes us on a trip to the Dirty Reiver 2018, a 200km dirt road race through the border region of England and Scotland.
The Braemar Mountain Festival takes place March 1st-4th in the highest and most magnificent mountains in Scotland in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Check out more information at the Braemar Mountain Festival website.
Looking for a different kind of dirt road race in a totally different landscape? Grinduro Scotland returns this year, with registration now open. Head to Grinduro for details and check out our Reportage from last year’s event in the toolbar to the left.
The latest from Bikepacking Scotland transplants you to the Wild About Argyll Trail, Scotland’s first long-distance bikepacking route. The route totals 655 km (407 miles.)
For those of us who weren’t able to attend Grinduro Scotland, Giro made a recap video for us to enjoy on this Friday morning. Don’t forget to see Kyle’s coverage in the related sidebar for more!
Finding Friends on the Isle of Arran at Grinduro Scotland – Kyle Kelley
Words and photos by Kyle Kelley
You can read race reports all over the internet about Grinduro Scotland and that’s exactly why I’m not going to give you that here. It was Scotland, so of course, it rained! It was on the Isle of Arran, so of course, it was beautiful! It rained, so of course, it was muddy! And did I mention… it was Scotland, so of course, we drank whisky!
Every time I see a video from Scotland, it makes me want to get back!
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Thanks for sharing this video, Bikepacking Scotland!
It was with a heavy heart and lots of FOMO when I admitted to my friends at Giro that I wouldn’t be able to attend Grinduro Scotland. That’s when the gears began to really spin…
Let’s backtrack a bit. Grinduro debuted two years ago in Quincy, California as a new race format. Rather than racing a course in its entirety, there would be a handful of timed sections, of which, the leaders would be chosen before ultimately awarding winners in various categories. This allows for plenty of on-course downtime, which leads to camaraderie, substance consumption of various forms, jackassery, playful shit-talking and other social activities often absent from competitive cycling events. For two years, Grinduro California has proven to be a success, leading Giro’s UK partners to begin exploring options for an exotic Grinduro getaway.