The Cowal Way Chase

Scotland has long been recognised, by indigenous country folk as well as many from far off lands, as an adventure destination for biking. Gravel racing is the cycle industry’s new kid on the block and is essentially endurance riding over unsurfaced roads. It’s gathering momentum in the US and we have been scouting Scotland to bring you our very own gravel race. 

Scotland has almost 12 times as many forest road miles than motorway network. Gravel road riding is becoming increasingly more popular, giving those that seek the challenge a chance to swap the daily grind and get out to grind their gears (if they choose to use them), with a huge sense of reward, all in the name of fun and enjoyment.

Staying with their well known ethos for fun and enjoyment, the gentlemen? at No Fuss towers have teamed up with the more gentle people of the Colintraive and Glendaruel Development Trust to give you the chance to experience the best of what Scotland has to offer, ‘The Cowal Way Chase’, a 72km self-supported gravel/road ride in the beautiful west coast of Scotland, only one and a half hours from Glasgow by road. The location is the Cowal Way, one of the country’s great long distance trails. The Cowal Way offers a variety of mixed terrain from hard packed paths and trails to loose gravel and slightly more technical forest roads, taking in everything from forests, hills, waterfalls and lochs, and with nearly 4000ft of ascent. Event and entry info can be found here.

Full grind!

Perfect for the gravel bike.

Can you chase down the rest?

The Cowal Way Chase will also incorporate an ultra run event taking place alongside the bikes. Also starting at Glenbranter, and at almost 50km, this will take participants along the same route as the riders, offering a great distance for those just getting into the world of ultra running, whilst giving the more seasoned competitors the chance to test their abilities. And for anyone looking for something a little more easy going, there will be a 2 person relay option, with 2 separate sections between support points. More info here.

No monkeying about!

A great day out for a social run.

Warp speed to finish?

Finishing at the coastal resort of Portavadie on the shores of Loch Fyne, for anyone wishing to stay on after the event for a nice relaxing weekend, an evening of great food and a ceilidh will be laid on in a marquee provided by the resort. Details on accommodation and facilities can be found here.

Finish in style and stay in comfort.

For 2 lucky people, we are giving away a FREE entry to the category of your choice, bike or run, along with a 2 night stay for the event (Friday/Saturday) at Portavadie resort in one of their Lodge twin rooms, including a full Scottish breakfast if desired, and access to the resorts leisure/spa facilities.

To enter this fantastic competition please visit our Facebook page here for your chance to win.

Please like the post and comment with;

“I’d like a place in the Chase”

Remember to like our page so that we can definitely see your comment and, if you feel the desire to share amongst your friends, please do so.

A winner will be picked at random on  Monday 17th April - entries in by Midday on this date. Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook to see how you did.

The stay at Portavadie resort is only valid for the 2 nights indicated for the event. The prize must be claimed within 14 days of the winner being announced. The winner will be required to contact No Fuss through Facebook messages to confirm their prize and provide contact details so the package can be booked. If the winner does not contact us within the specified time, a new name will be drawn at random on Monday 1st May.

All No Fuss staff will be excluded from the competition, and any entries which are deemed to be in bad taste or irrelevant to the competition will be removed.

Please note that no cash alternatives are available. All bookings are subject to availability and change. The prizes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable and cannot be sold to a third party. No Fuss Events reserves the right to vary or withdraw these conditions at any time.

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