Dunoon Dirt Dash 2023

Name: Dunoon Dirt Dash 2023

Date: 23 September 2023

Location: Dunoon, Argyle, UK

Distances: 113kms with 1800m of climbing/160kms with loads of climbing

Costs: From £95

Event Type: Multi Day

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The Dunoon Dirt Dash offers two different events on the same weekend. The Dunoon Dirt Dash 50/50 is a self-supported bikepacking event over two days, while the Dunoon Dirt Dash 100 is the ultimate one day gravel grinder. Both take you around the amazing scenery  on the Cowal Peninsula near Glasgow. Both events are the perfect way to experience the rugged beauty Scotland’s Adventure Coast with fine gravel riding, camaraderie, camping and castles.

The Dunoon Dirt Dash 50/50 is split over two days with an overnight camp on 23/24 September 2023.

The basics you need to know before entering:

  • When: Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 September 2023
  • Format: non-timed, self-supported reliability trial with overnight camping 
  • Route: around 113 km with 1800m of climbing. Some technical sections.
  • Entries: £95 Enter here
  • Navigation: The route will be supplied electronically before the event. The course is not marked, you are responsible for your own navigation.
  • Bikes: mountain bikes & gravel bikes (e-bikes are allowed, but we cannot guarantee charging points) with a minimum recommended tire size of 40mm, which must be in good working order
  • Terrain: Singletrack, gravel paths, forestry roads, public roads and cycle paths
  • Start: Saturday 9am at Argyll Hotel
  • Finish: Sunday afternoon/evening at Argyll Hotel
  • What is provided: Rider briefing, route/file for navigation, campsite, evening meal, broom wagon
  • Camping: We provide a suitable place to pitch your tent with other riders, toilets, drinking water supply, catering. There are no other facilities (shop etc.) Check out pictures from the campsite here
  • Food: Riders will be provided with a complimentary evening meal by Winston Churchill Venison. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free version are available on request. You need to bring your own bowl, mug, fork and spoon.
  • Minimum kit: Helmet, front and rear lights, sufficient water, emergency blanket or sleeping bag, waterproof jacket, first aid kit, phone or GPS for navigation, multitool, spare tube, tire levers, puncture repair kit, tent/bivvy bag/tarp. You need to carry all your own kit.
  • Insurance: You will need your own insurance.
  • Refunds and Transfers: No refunds. You can insure your entry for an additional fee (service is offered by a third party). You can transfer your entry up until the closing date.

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