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 BURY ST EDMUNDS, UK – Golazo Cycling, Bioracer and Canyon are excited to unveil the official 2021 British Gravel Champion jersey. The traditional red, white and blue stripes of British Champions jerseys are combined with a contemporary design reflecting the jagged layout of the gravel tracks in the King’s Forest, where the inaugural British Gravel Champions will be crowned on a thrilling racing weekend in September.  Ken Jones, Director Bioracer UK says “the setting for the inaugural British Gravel Championship in the King’s Forest was an immediate inspiration to design the new Championship Jersey and be a part of the world of gravel racing. Gravelling not only offers up challenges and freedom but has now established itself as an integral part of cycling, SEIZE THE DAY.”  Malcolm Smith, Golazo Cycling Director says “we’re stoked to be hosting the first-ever British Gravel Championships at the King’s Cup Gravel Festival and the Bioracer jersey

 The Dirt Dashes, a series of gravel and bikepacking events in England, Scotland, and Wales, are back for 2021. All events are a non-timed, self-supported reliability trial with overnight camping and great local food. The £85 entry fee covers the GPX file for navigation and a free Komoot regional map bundle, a tasty evening meal from Winston Churchill Venison at a scenic campsite and a bundle of carefully selected goodies. For the Dorset Dirt Dash there is also a one day 100 mile option with an entry fee of £45. The routes for the events are suitable for gravel and mountain bikes. There are not many rules apart from ‘don’t be a dick’. The Dirt Dash events originated as the Dorset Gravel Dash back in 2012. Charlie Hobbs, when he was better known as Charlie The Bikemonger, started a 100 mile gravel event, and then added an overnight 50/50 mile option

To say we’re gutted doesn’t start to cover it, especially as we can see signs of ‘normal’ life appearing all around us, but we now have no choice and are cancelling our entire 2020 events programme. Instead, we’ve re-jigged the dates and will have a much happier and healthier time of it in 2021 instead.2020 was meant to be our big party year, celebrating 10 years of TweedLove ‘riding bikes and good times’ here in what we proudly believe is the UK’s best bike-riding destination - but a very unwelcome visitor has truly put an end to the fun. Yes we’ll turn all the good stuff up to 11 next year, but meantime we need to show our hideous new cohabitant the door, and hopefully for a long time.Some will ask the wisdom of shutting down our events just as restrictions are easing, but there are two important parts to