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Gravel bike Event Tag

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 2022 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 a Garmin, Wahoo

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 April 2022, please complete your details

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 section in Boltby forest which gets steeper towards the summit.

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 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, 990m Starting in Wells, we head up to Glastonbury past

GATEHOUSE OF FLEET, SCOTLAND – Raiders Gravel Galloway presented by Canyon is the UK’s newest gravel event. A 4-day international gravel stage race. A uniquely Scottish gravel adventure awaits riders in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. The 4-day festival features 3 gravel riding stages where riders explore the many corners of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere taking in the natural wonders, wildlife and serene outdoors. This premium all-inclusive event has the optimal mix of adventure, entertainment, culture and relaxation, guaranteeing an unforgettable time in the South of Scotland.   Raiders Gravel is a team event where riders enter and participate in teams of two. The inaugural edition will take place from October 7th to 10th 2021.   Team entry packages include daily breakfast, recovery lunch and dinner, evening entertainment, welcome drinks, GPS rider tracking, professionally managed race route, special inaugural edition finisher medals, camping pitch (BYO tent) or motorhome parking, MucOff

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   THE ROUTE Cranleigh: 73km, 739m A varied route

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 the South East

Bergamont Gritopia 2019 from TweedLove Bike Festival on Vimeo.   Gritopia will take you on a journey to many new places in the valley hinterland, leaving the traffic far behind and often far below you. Expect mile after mile of empty grit and gravel with a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up. There will be two course lengths; The Long One | approx. 75km The Short(er) One | approx. 45km All you need to do is pick one of them… you can do this nearer the time – no need to decided just yet. Any suitable bike will do. A dedicated gravel bike is perfect but a mountain bike will be fine too. We do however recommend leaving the road bikes at home, they’ll be a tad uncomfortable and the gearing might by unhelpful in places! What you get Fully marked route Course Map Electronic timing by SI systems Feed stations fit to burst with

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 the shadow of Ben Lomond, Ben Venue and Ben Ledi.   The feedback on our first 2 events was truly amazing so we’re doing everything we can to match them and make it just a little bit better. The Gravel Enduro is raced as part of the blue riband full ‘Dukes Weekender’ entry including Saturday night’s prologue on the iconic Dukes Pass hillclimb. The Gravel Enduro opened up to individual entries on 5th January 2020. This stunning route will be suitable for both gravel bikes and xc mountain bikes (each with their advantages so don’t ask us which is quicker!). However to keep things equal, those riding the

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