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RIDE OVERVIEW The Pearson Inside Out Gravel Series is back this June for another cracking South London Loop. Book your spot at the bottom of the page for £20, 100% of entry fees go to our two excellent mental health charities. The object of the Pearson Inside Out Gravel Series is to introduce and enjoy outstanding gravel riding, which exists in and around London! We also aim to highlight the benefits of cycling to our mental wellbeing. Riding on gravel helps to immerse riders amongst natural environments, into cleaner air and on to quieter byways, providing great headspace and a wealth of comradery between fellow riders.DISTANCE: 52KM | ELEVATION: 310M RIDE DIFFICULTY 1/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 1/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 50%Bike & Tyre Choice: The route is 50% on quiet lanes and 50% on gravel tracks through parks & commons. It is designed for gravel bikes,  a mountain bike

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 HIGHLIGHTSTough but rewarding ride on varied terrain. One of the classic gravel routes in the South East