Press Release: Dirty Reiver – The UK’s largest gravel grinder is back for 2018

Dirty Reiver 2018, Kielder Forest: April 20th and 21st 2018

2018 diry reiver

Those who like their drop bar riding on the gravelly side will be pleased to hear the UK’s largest gravel grinder is back again in 2018.

2018 diry reiver

Offering 200km and 130km options again this increasingly popular form of riding seeks to be bigger and better in its next edition.

2018 diry reiver

The Dirty Reiver will now take place over 2 days with the inaugural Expo event taking place on Friday. This Expo will offer riders the chance to get to grips with product from the event’s sponsors as well as enjoy some social downtime and prepare for the following day’s ride. Expect to find a pasta party taking place on Friday evening to ensure all riders are well prepped for the task at hand.

2018 bombtrack highwayman

2018 bombtrack highwayman

Heading up the band of Reivers is a new Highwayman for 2018 … Bombtrack (http://bombtrack.com). Bombtrack will be available throughout the weekend to show off and talk about their new 2018 range.

2018 diry reiver

Worth noting that in conjunction with Lauf Forks (http://laufforks.com) Dirty Reiver will be running a fork giveaway during the registration process. There are 5 forks available, every time the registered rider count increases by 200 a set will be given away. Enter early to improve your chances of winning!

2018 diry reiver

As this is the last time the course will be run in its current form there is also an incentive from Lezyne (http://www.lezyne.com) for returning riders. The 10 most improved rider times in 2018 (compared with either 2016 or 2017) will win a Lezyne Super GPS.

Along with these great rider offers sponsors Ass Savers, ABloc Beer, Brooks Saddles, Charlie’s Bum Butter, Chimpanzee Nutrition, Endura, Orange Seal, Ortlieb and Panaracer will all be there during the weekend ensuring all riders leave with more than just big smiles and sore legs.

2018 diry reiver

Entries are open now!

2018 diry reiver

Go to dirtyreiver.co.uk for all the event info and entry link.

2018 diry reiver

2018 diry reiver

2018 diry reiver

Pictures courtesy of Ass Savers / Paolo Penni Martelli and Bombtrack Bicycle Company

4 comments on “Press Release: Dirty Reiver – The UK’s largest gravel grinder is back for 2018

  1. Damn, why can’t this be held in July when I’m hoping to be in the U.K.?
    Can I ride the course then, or will it be closed?

    1. Steve f LAGG – The Reiver course is run on trails which are open to the public all year. Just grab the GPX and away you go! It’s very remote in places and villages are few and far between, so take supplies with you.

  2. Course is always open, a great place to ride, and with many miles of trail to explore…it will still be raining in July though 😸

  3. Thanks for the replies, I’ll do the research and hopefully can do the ride, but as per usual, it’ll be by my lonesome….De LAGG

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