The Smoke Ring Challenge


The Smoke Ring Challenge
7th – 8th July 2023

A self-supported ITT/Bikepacking Adventure
around the Big Smoke!

Thames Estuary to Thames Estuary
An anti-clockwise loop around London

Ride Info…
200 miles (322km) – 10,000ft (3,050m)

The event will follow ‘The Smoke Ring – An orbital route around London’, which is a long-distance off-road MTB/gravel route created and published by MTB Epics UK in 2014. You will encounter a huge array of trail gems over the 200 mile distance,  taking in bridleways, byways, singletrack, woodland, heathland, purpose-built MTB trails, urban and more..

The event route starts in Essex and will orbit London in an anti-clockwise direction visiting Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Kent. Some of the many highlights will include Epping Forest, the Colne Valley, Berkshire/Surrey heathlands, the Surrey Hills, Box Hill and the North Downs.

– Entry cost is just £40!



 What’s included?
– Event information pack
– Comprehensive route guide
– Fully detailed OS maps
– GPX files
– Public liability insurance
– Event goodie bag
Event info & entries:

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