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  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 –

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