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RIDE OVERVIEW Quiet lanes, mixed terrain, sections of the South Downs way & a few tasty climbs makes this a classic off road sportive this Autumn. The beautiful South Downs are best seen on two wheels and away from the crowds.DISTANCE: 73KM | ELEVATION: 1513M RIDE DIFFICULTY 3.5/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 3/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 80%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 Glorious riding in the South Downs. A mix of terrain keeping the route varied throughout 20km on the South Downs Way including some punchy climbs Social drink at the finish village THE ROUTE Liphook:73km, 1,584mStarting and finishing in Liphook, we head south for a quick first 20km before turning onto the South Downs way where the climbing starts. After

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, 1106mStarting from Didmarton we initially head south on local bridleways, byways and country lanes to pick up in the wheel tracks of the Romans on a 20km long, almost

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, 899mWhat a place to ride it is! Wide and smooth gravel roads with views across the plain from the high ground with a sighting of Stonehenge in the distance. The

RIDE OVERVIEW A classic 99km Somerset gravel sportive with a whole lot of variety including the fast flat Somerset levels, the punchy Mendips and a 9km section on the beach. The perfect escape from the city and a chance to see a different side of this beautiful county.DISTANCE: 99KM | ELEVATION: 990M RIDE DIFFICULTY 3/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 2/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 50%Bike & Tyre Choice: The route has lots of sections on quiet back lanes along with mixed terrain off road sections. We recommend a gravel bike to be able to ride comfortably both on & off road but a MTB will be fine. RIDE HIGHLIGHTS – A stunning varied route with quite lanes, bridleways, gravel paths & beaches – Finish with the climb of Cheddar Gorge – Grab an ice cream on the beach – Social drink at the finish village THE ROUTE Wells: 99km, 990mStarting in Wells, we head up to Glastonbury past

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 HIGHLIGHTSRide the legendary 23km Salter Fell Road Enjoy the beauty of the Forest of Bowland Drop into Yorkshire