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Chilterns Ridge MTB (Gravel/CX/MTB)

Princes Risborough School Merton Rd, Princes Risborough

The Chilterns Ridge Trail Ride is a fantastic trip through one of the best mountain biking corners of the home counties. Big climbs, rooty, rattly descents and fast, fluid singletrack are your route through the picturesque spring countryside of the Chilterns! The event is fully signposted and supported, with route maps and GPS to help you find your way too, plus rider timing and full catering back at the event HQ. There’s no better way to finish a hard ride than with a cuppa and a bowl of Trail Break’s home made chilli!


South Downs Dirt Sportive

Plumpton Green Plumpton, Lewes

RIDE OVERVIEW Escape the city and head to the South Coast for a lumpy 72km off road circuit taking in parts of the South Downs Way & quiet lanes around Lewes & Brighton. With a fully marked route, support marshalls helping along the way & a social race village at the end, this is gravel riding at it's best and the perfect season starter. DISTANCE: 72KM | ELEVATION: 1584M RIDE DIFFICULTY 4/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 3/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 83% Bike & Tire Choice: With 83% off road and a mix of hard-packed gravel and grass tracks, a gravel bike with 36mm plus tires is recommended but a mountain bike will also work. This route is not suitable for road bikes, RIDE HIGHLIGHTS Ride parts of the South Downs Way Six punchy climbs including Plumpton Bostall & Itford Hill Glorious quiet lanes by the coast Social drink at the […]


St Georges Sportive (Road/All Road)

Princes Risborough School Merton Rd, Princes Risborough

First run in 2007, the Princes Risborough St. George’s Sportive on April 26th is a cracking Spring Classics season ride! The scenic and challenging course through the Chiltern Hills climbs, descends and flows through the heart of English countryside in full Spring bloom! Full support from our team lets you concentrate on the riding. We'll give you comprehensive route marking to follow, maps and GPS files, feed & support stations, support vehicle back up, rider timing, catering, finishers medals and more!


Wales Dirt Dash

Tafarn Y Bont Church Ln, Govilon

The Wales Dirt Dash is a self-supported bikepacking event in the historic county of Brecknockshire (Breconshire) in Wales, split over two days with an overnight camp, starting and finishing at Tafarn Y Bont Pub in the picturesque village of Govilon near Abergavenny. This is the perfect way to experience the rugged beauty of Wales with off-road cycling, camaraderie and camping (and maybe castles). The Wales Dirt Dash is organised by the crew behind the Dunoon and Dorset Dirt Dashes. Here's what 2019 participants said about our event in Dunoon: 'Bikepacking is kind of new to me but everyone was so helpful and I have definitely come away learning from it. The whole event was very well organised by very friendly bikers and couldn’t fault any part of it. I will be back.’ 'A truly awesome weekend, unlike any cycling experience I've had before, and Markus + Charlie should be proud to […]


Surrey Hills Off Roader

Glorious Gravel Cranleigh Cranleigh

RIDE OVERVIEW These hills are famed for some of the finest off road riding in the south and for good reason, the trails and byways are rarely flat but always scenic. This technical course will have you chasing the north downs ridge taking in a mix of bridleway, single track, gravel road and occasional tarmac. DISTANCE: 62KM | ELEVATION: 1066M RIDE DIFFICULTY 3/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 3/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 81% Bike & Tyre Choice: The route has a real mix of terrain and the weather will make a big difference to conditions. If it’s wet, the mud will be slippy. If dry, the sand will be hard. Gravel bikes are preferred as the right mix but mountain bikes will be fine for most of the route. It is not suited to road bikes. RIDE HIGHLIGHTS Tough but rewarding ride on varied terrain. One of the classic gravel routes in […]


Shackleford Spring Punch MTB (MTB/Gravel)

Shackleford Village Hall Shackleford Rd, Godalming

Enjoy a spectacular Spring outing across the Surrey Heaths and out to the Devils Punchbowl! Based in the tiny village of Shackleford, near Guildford, this is an accessible event with easy access from the A3, but also perfectly placed to get you right out into the countryside of the Surrey heathland! We’ve put together a fast and furious course, with an entertaining variety of trails, from the unique challenges of the greensand heaths to the unexpected gnarl of the Punchbowl descents! There’s a bewildering network of trails around here, but we’ve used our local knowledge and experience of the area to pick out the very best spring circuit – all you have to do is ride and enjoy!


Secret Surrey Sportive

Glorious Gravel Cranleigh Cranleigh

RIDE OVERVIEW Explore a new part of Surrey, away from the famous climbs, avoiding the roads and going well off the beaten track. This 74km loop from Cranleigh should take you between 4 & 6 hrs with some rolling hills at the start & end either side of a long, fast and flat section on the Downs Links.   DISTANCE: 73KM | ELEVATION: 739M RIDE DIFFICULTY 2/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 1/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 66% Bike & Tyre Choice: The route has a real mix of terrain from packed gravel, tarmac, grass trails & forest sections. Gravel bikes are ideal but mountain bikes will be suitable on the commons & woodland parts. Not suited to road bikes. RIDE HIGHLIGHTS See a different side of Surrey, away from the crowds Ride through heath, forest & rolling hills Some fast sections on the Downs Link Social drink at the finish village   […]


Battle Gravel 100

Soberton Village Hall School Hill, Soberton

Part of the Battle in the Bowl Super CX weekend, Battle Gravel 100 is an open hill challenge with timed stages on the private Battle in Bowl race circuit! The event takes you on a fantastic 100km (or 66 or 33km) open hill ride on the South Downs; starting, finishing on and passing through the Battle in the Bowl race circuit as you take on one, two or three laps of the 33km course! Choose the Gravel Race category and race those timed stages for podium places and prizes, or go for the Gravel Challenge category if you just want to take on the hills without the race element!


Battle in the Bowl Super CX

Matterley Bowl, Winchester

Hosted within Matterley Bowl near Winchester, the Battle in the Bowl features two hour races over a stunning four mile circuit, featuring flat-out fast gravel tracks, a breathtaking grass track climb around the rim of the bowl itself, a flying wooded descent back to the arena and over a mile of taped, technical classic ‘cross! 90% of the circuit will be viewable from the massive arena, making Battle in the Bowl a visually inspiring experience for racers and spectators alike! Battle in the Bowl has something for all levels of rider, including, junior, open and elite categories, with a full day’s programme of racing!


2021: Keswick Mountain Festival challenges off-road cyclists with new gravel event

Keswick Mountain Festival Crow Park, Keswic

Keswick Mountain Festival has announced details of a new gravel cycling event for 2021. The DexShell Hell in the Fells will see riders tackle 72km of challenging ascents and descents on gravel routes in the North Lakes. Designed for riders of all abilities, the latest addition to the festival’s comprehensive outdoor sports programme will also be open to e-bikes. DexShell Hell in the Fells is scheduled to take place on Sunday 23 May and entries are open now. Founded in 2007, Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) is one of the UK’s best-loved outdoor festivals, attracting thousands of visitors to Cumbria for its unique mix of live entertainment, sporting events, outdoor adventures, high profile speakers, taster activities, exhibitor stands and camping for all of the family. This year’s festival will run from 21-23 May, based in the open air Festival Village on Crow Park, with the scenic backdrop of Derwentwater and the […]


Forest of Bowland Gravel Sportive

Slaidburn Glorious Gravel Slaidburn

RIDE OVERVIEW One of the best gravel loops in England taking in two iconic sections - the Pennine Way and the ancient Salter Fell Road. This is a very wild ride with parts a long way from a paved road. The views throughout are spectacular as we take in the Forest of Bowland & Yorkshire Dales. A northern classic. DISTANCE: 103KM | ELEVATION: 2126M RIDE DIFFICULTY 4.5/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 4/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 50% Bike & Tyre Choice: The route is 50% on quiet lanes and 50% on more technical gravel & off road tracks. It is designed for gravel bikes, we suggest 40mm or wider tyres. A mountain bike will be fine on the off road sections but obviously slower on the 50km of tarmac. Road bikes are not suitable. RIDE HIGHLIGHTS Ride the legendary 23km Salter Fell Road Enjoy the beauty of the Forest of Bowland […]


Dorset Dirt Dash 50/50

The Red Lion 63 High St, Swanage

The Dorset Dirt Dash 50/50, formerly know as the Dorset Gravel Dash is a self-supported bikepacking event on the Isle of Purbeck around Swanage, split over two days with an overnight camp on 10/11 October. Now in it's 7th year, this is the perfect way to experience the rugged beauty of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast with fine gravel riding, camaraderie, camping and castles.




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