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CX Century (MTB/Gravel)

St Catherine’s Park & Ride Reading Road, Winchester

The South Downs Way; it has long been a right of passage in mountain biking circles. And now you can take on this hundred mile ribbon of imposing chalk downland in a single day as the ultimate gravel challenge, with our unparalleled Trail Break / CX Sportive support. Renowned as a supreme physical rather than technical challenge, the South Downs Way is the most high profile long distance off road cycling challenge we have. But so much more, too. The huge climbs, sweeping descents and expansive coastal views make it a truly memorable ride in one of the most quintessentially beautiful parts of the British countryside. CX Century brings you all of this in the ultimate South Downs event! An unforgettable experience, a monumental challenge and an endurance riding badge of honour! The event is fully supported, from route marking to multiple feed and support stops, so all you have […]


Yorkshire Moors Wild Ride

Thirsk Glorious Gravel Thirsk

RIDE OVERVIEW A mix of dense woodland and open moorland is in store for you on this punchy ride through one of the most sparsely populated & beautiful areas of England on a challenging but very rewarding 80km loop. DISTANCE: 79KM | ELEVATION: 1510M RIDE DIFFICULTY 3.5/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 4/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 71% Bike & Tyre Choice: The route has a real mix of terrain but ideal throughout for gravel bikes with around 40mm tyres. Mountain bikes will be fine on parts of the route but will feel slow on the quicker sections. RIDE HIGHLIGHTS Explore one of the most stunning parts of the UK. Ride parts of the ancient Cleveland Way See ‘The finest view in England’ according to James Herriot Social drink at the finish village THE ROUTE Thirsk: 79km, 1,510m Starting in the old market town of Thirsk, we head to the first gravel […]


King Alfred’s Way 3 Day Bikepacking Trip by LondonGravel.CC

Reading train station Reading train station, Station Approach, Reading

Please sign up for the ride on Strava:   King Alfred's Way - A 350km circular bikepacking route ‘King Alfred's Way is a 350km circular off-road adventure route through 10,000 years of history, connecting some of England’s most iconic sites. Despite being easily accessible from cities in the south of England, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Think white horses on chalk hillsides and wide-open views across rolling waves of countryside. The name of the trail is inspired by Alfred the Great, who ruled the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex. The trail starts and ends at King Alfred’s statue in Winchester, where he is buried. Using parts of the Ridgeway and South Downs Way, the trail is ideal for gravel bikes and can be ridden over a few days as a bikepacking trip. It also connects with the Thames Path and the North Downs […]


Salisbury Plain Summer Epic

Thuxton Circuit Thruxton Circuit, Andover

RIDE OVERVIEW A glorious summer day on the amazing Salisbury Plain - the home of gravel riding in the South of England. With miles of fast, empty gravel tracks on MOD land and views of the rolling countryside, this is gravel riding at it's best. NEW for summer 21, choose between a 100km or 70km route for a true summer gravel epic.   DISTANCE: 70KM | ELEVATION: 899M RIDE DIFFICULTY 3/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 2/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 89% Bike & Tyre Choice: The route is almost all off road on fairly fast gravel. Absolutely not suitable for road bikes, mountain bikes will be fine but a bit slow so we strongly recommend a gravel bike with around 40mm tyres. THE ROUTE Thruxton: 70km, 899m What a place to ride it is! Wide and smooth gravel roads with views across the plain from the high ground with a sighting […]



Tibbie Shiels Tibbie Shiels, St.Marys's Loch, Selkirk

'Outsider Events are excited to welcome the Outsider Gravel Grind. A weekend full of gravel riding and good times! Featuring the Muckle Grind + Mini Grind options of 90 or 50km both options are run in a gravel enduro format. In addition to the Saturday Enduro is our optional self-supported ride-outs on the Sunday which are in aid of Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue. The rides feature some of the best trails, paths and roads the Tweed Valley and surrounding area has to offer. Tap into your inner racing snake with our multiple timed enduro segments and kick back in between when the clock stops running. There are some great prizes up for grabs! Both our short and long ride options start and finish at St.Mary's Loch - our event HQ. It has a fantastic campsite with mega views across the loch and serves the perfect overnight stay ahead of the […]


2021 Adventure Dartmoor

Moretonhampstead Moretonhampstead

What This 'Adventurer' event will challenge teams over two days across the rough terrain and, along the beautiful tracks and lanes of Dartmoor. Teams of two on MTB, route plan and find hidden checkpoints against the clock, including special time-trial sections. Strategy, planning and route selection will be the key to success. During the Event, teams will need to be self-sufficient in a vehicle with camping gear and food.  We will provide a BBQ at the overnight campsite, it's a great way to meet other teams and have a chin wag in the evening. Currently, places are limited to 12 teams to ensure the event complies with current COVID19 regulations and teams should be in a self-contained 'bio-bubble' and there will be no mixing between teams.   Who Teams of two people experienced in mountain biking and navigation, with elements up to mountain bike 'Red Run' level of difficulty across […]


2021 – ‘Lakes & Peaks’ Peak District Gravel Ride by LGCC

Lidl Car Park - Sheffield 20 Stannington Rd, Sheffield

Distance: 69km +1090m 05:29h   Meeting Time & Place: Lidl Car Park, 20 Stannington Rd, Sheffield, S6 5FL,-1.5355822,1504m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m8!1m2!2m1!1shight+matlock,+sheffield!3m4!1s0x487979be38ce0cc9:0xc98e69ca7a5becd6!8m2!3d53.3997461!4d-1.5132938   Please sign up and see more info on Strava:   Ride Leader: Agris: 079777 50333   Ride Description: Enjoying the wonders of the Peak District the best way possible - on a gravel bike. This trip features some of the incredible roads and trails found in the Peak District, voted by many as the best place to cycle in the UK. This is a no-drop social ride, suitable for intermediate to experienced riders, please consider your fitness and experience levels before signing up. If unsure about anything, please ask, we are a friendly bunch.   Route:   Requirements: Gravel/Cyclo Cross/XC Mountain Bike; Sufficient Food & Water Supplies,Bike repair tools and spares, please check your bike over before the ride. Please dress in line with the weather forecast, […]



Bicton College, Woodbury Common, East Budleigh, EX9 7BY Bicton College, Woodbury Common

OVERVIEW Our gravel event returns for a second year. It’s ideal for gravel bikes, MTBs, cyclocross bikes & ebikes & takes in the best gravel trails of East Devon. New for 2021 is our extreme 100K route. All four routes take in some of the best sections of Woodbury Common. Highlights include Woodbury Castle & some great single track on the common, a section of the Exe Estuary path, a climb up for views of the sea at the top of Beacon Hill and also Mutter Moor. The routes are designed to be ridden on a gravel bike but a cyclocross bike or a lightweight XC mountain bike will be almost as quick. E-mountain bikes are also welcome. The ride is not suitable for road bikes & we recommend a minimum tyre width of 35mm. Although we will put out some markers this event is self-nav so you will need […]


The Ridgeway 100 Century to the Stones (MTB/Gravel)

Chilton School Downside, Chilton

Ride 107k on the Ridgeway in a day (or pick the 48km short or 85km mid route option!) The Ridgeway is Europe’s oldest continually used highway. Dating back thousands of years, today it is a fantastic long distance off road trail offering great riding and amazing views! You can ride the best of the Ridgeway with us on Sept 11th! Choose from the full 100km or shorter 85km or 50km routes; all are fully supported, including full route marking and feed and support stops, so all you have to do is concentrate on enjoying this epic ride! Open to MTB, Gravel/CX & E-Bikes!


Cotswolds Gravel Sportive

Didmarton Glorious Gravel Didmarton

RIDE OVERVIEW A glorious 87km gravel sportive in the charming Cotswolds. Taking in sections of the Roman Fosse Way and off road tracks in the hills including the Cotswolds Way & Monarchs Way, this is a great day on the bike suitable to new & experienced gravel riders in a lovely part of the country. DISTANCE: 87KM | ELEVATION: 1106M RIDE DIFFICULTY 3/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 2/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 60% Bike & Tyre Choice: The route is mostly on gravel tracks, quiet country lanes and a brief section on open country fields. The route is designed for gravel bikes with approx 40mm tyres. Early September should mean dry tracks but we will keep you up to date with conditions. THE ROUTE Didmarton: 87km, 1106m Starting from Didmarton we initially head south on local bridleways, byways and country lanes to pick up in the wheel tracks of the Romans […]



Kielder Castle Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre, Kielder, Hexham

We’re sure that this news won’t come as a surprise to most of you, but having tried to keep Reiver hopes alive, we must now concede that we won’t all be gathering in Kielder in April. The Dirty Reiver 2021 is now booked in for the weekend of September 11th. We have also agreed an April 2022 date with Forestry England too (weekend of April 23rd). You now have three options: 1. Leave your entry live for September 11th 2. Request a refund 3. Transfer your entry to April 2022 Option 1 is the default, so if you want to ride the event in September, you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that you are entered (actually – get out and keep training). If September cannot go ahead, your entry will transfer to April 2022 (or you can refund). Can’t make September 11th? For a refund, or to have your entry transferred to […]



Aberfoyle Aberfoyle, Stirling

After a Covid inflicted year off we are planning for Dukes Weekender 2021 which will take place on the weekend of 11th and 12th September. 2020 Entrants (unless they responded to cancelation email) will automatically have their entries carried forward. We are also planning to have a limited number of new entries available in due course. As with all things right now we have our fingers crossed that the situation around the pandemic will allow us to operate the event. Fingers crossed and hoping to seeing you all in September!     GRAVEL ENDURO When: Sun 12th September 9am -5pm Where: Aberfoyle, Scotland We take you on a stunning 70km route around the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, taking on the most incredible gravel riding in the UK. It’s the perfect balance between social riding and competitiveness, with a minimum of 6 timed stages along lochsides and in […]



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