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Gravel Rides Scotland

Gravel Rides Scotland

Featuring 28 of the very best gravel riding routes that Scotland has to offer. Gravel Rides Scotland by Ed Shoote will be published by Vertebrate Publishing (April 2022) is now available to pre-order. (Pre-orders 20% off and free UK shipping).

Filled with practical tips and advice on all aspects of gravel riding, including the bike itself, essential kit to carry when out on a ride, as well as a brief history of gravel riding in Scotland.

Each route includes all the information you need to help you plan your ride, interesting background information about the local area, types of terrain covered and refreshment recommendations in addition to detailed directions, stunning photography and overview mapping. Downloadable GPX files of the routes are also available.

This book is full of practical tips and advice on all aspects of gravel riding, including the bike itself, essential kit to carry when out on a ride, as well as a brief history of gravel riding in Scotland.

All pre-orders of Gravel Rides Scotland will include a signed postcard from Ed Shoote, and ten selected customers will also receive a free set of Kinesis handlebar tape worth £30

You can find out more about the handlebar tape here

Gravel Rides Scotland

Gravel riding is the fastest-growing cycling discipline – this book showcases the finest routes in Scotland, its natural home. The routes are clustered within seven outstanding gravel destinations – the Scottish Borders; Dumfries and Galloway; Argyll and Bute; Highland Perthshire and the Trossachs; the Cairngorms (split into Deeside and Aviemore); and North West Scotland. Each section makes the perfect base for a short break, or combine some of the routes together on a bikepacking trip. Classic gravel routes such as ‘Gravelfoyle’ and the Big Country Loop in Galloway are listed alongside hidden gems including Loch Eck and the Lammermuir herring roads.

Gravel Rides Scotland


Ed Shoote is a writer and photographer; his work has featured in numerous outdoor and cycling magazines over the last decade. Having developed a passion for road cycling as a child in Suffolk, Ed later fell in love with mountain biking as he moved further north in the UK, and then discovered gravel riding while living in British Columbia where he explored the endless, remote logging roads. Over the years he has travelled extensively with his gravel bike in tow, particularly in central Asia. Now living in Scotland with his young family, Ed works in developing cycling in the south of Scotland and spends his spare time exploring the glens, mountains and forests across the country on his gravel bike. Gravel Rides Scotland is his first book.

Book Specification

Title: Gravel Rides Scotland
Subtitle: 28 gravel bike adventures in the wilds of Scotland
Author: Ed Shoote
Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-83981-050-3
Rights: World
Publication date: 7 April 2022
Edition: First
Size: 210mm x 148mm
Extent: 272 pages
Cover: Paperback
Weight: 350g
Retail price: £25.00

Pre-orders 20% off and free UK shipping.

Gravel Rides Scotland

Machine for the job, Ed’s Kinesis Tripster ATR with 650b Reynolds wheels:

“I was so excited to write this book and to share the amazing gravel riding I love in Scotland. While riding on gravel is as old as riding bikes itself, the explosion of gravel riding as a genre is down to the modern dedicated bikes. For me it was the Kinesis Tripster ATR way back in 2014 that led me to ditch both my cross bike and my XC bike and take the Tripster ATR on gravel based adventures into the hidden parts of Scotland. This book was a great excuse to go deeper and wider into the options that Scotland offers, I hope it inspires many adventures!”

Gravel Rides Scotland

The book 'Gravel Rides Scotland' contains 28 routes, ranging from 31 to 128 kilometres in length, exploring the very best gravel riding that Scotland has to offer.

Gravel Rides Scotland

Marion Shoote bike: Kinesis Tripster AT

Gravel Rides Scotland

Enjoy Gravel Rides Scotland and the adventures it will open up. Ride faster, ride further and ride gravel.

Gravel Rides Scotland

Quick Peek. Sample pages from the book 'Gravel Rides Scotland' by Ed Shoote.

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