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 2022Option 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
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 a Garmin, Wahoo
HERTS Loop by SpokeCycles.CC 8th of May 2021, 65km 710m 11kmh Another exciting and picturesque Hertfordshire loop! Enjoying the beautiful landscape and ‘proper gravel’ of the British Countryside (according to some HC Londoners 😉)! Meeting at SpokeCycles.CC, Ridge Farm, Rabley Heath, Codicote, Hertfordshire, AL6 9UA https://www.google.com/maps/place/Spoke+Cyclesemail@example.com,-0.222244,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x8431c58a4ceb3b6!8m2!3d51.847999!4d-0.222244 Coffee and snacks will available to purchase at the meeting point. The meeting point is just couple of kms from the Welwyn Garden City train station, for those coming by train from central London, which should only take 30mins tops.There will be quite a few of us driving from North and East London able to accommodate for a couple of additional bikes & riders each! Please lift your hands and reach out in the group to arrange! ‘A good few hours on the bike starting out east and dropping down into Bramfield before turning north through Walkern and circling round the back of Stevenage. The ride back south takes you
DISTANCE/TERRAIN 35km, 55km or 75km On and off-roadSTART/FINISH National Star College, CheltenhamPRICE £20 online £25 on the day75km on and off-road sportive utilizing quiet roads, green lanes and bridleways around the valleys and villages of the Cotswold Hills south of Cheltenham. Shorter routes are also available.The route is suitable for riders of all abilities and ages of 14 years and over. MTBs and cyclocross bikes are recommended and helmets are compulsory. Not suitable for standard road bikes. You can expect a wide range of riding surfaces as well as plenty of mud if it has rained recently.
Wild About Argyll has teamed up with Bikepacking Scotland and Calmac Ferries to promote a series of car-free walking and cycling adventures for various abilities, starting at Dunoon Pier and Benmore Botanic Gardens.Dunoon is the jewel in the Firth of Clyde, very close to Scotland’s biggest city Glasgow. Situated on the Cowal Peninsula, the seaside resort is a gateway to the great outdoors, with an abundance of walking and cycling adventures accessible easily by public transport from the ferry pier.Local businesses are embracing the opportunities the great outdoors offer, like Jon Smith from the St Ives Guesthouse explains:‘Ìf you love the great outdoors, if you love friendly people, this is a place to come. We have got everything: Forests, mountain bike trails, boating, fishing, botanical gardens; nature at its finest.’The Rail and Sail Ticket, a joint offer from CalMac Ferries and ScotRail, makes travelling on public transport simple and encourages
UK Cycling Legends team up to bring a new gravel bikepacking event to Dunoon on Scotland’s Adventure Coast in SeptemberCharlie Hobbs, former Bikemonger and founder of the Dorset Gravel Dash, and Markus Stitz, mastermind behind Bikepacking Scotland and singlespeed round the world cyclist, have teamed up with Dunoon Presents and Wild About Argyll to create a brand new overnight bikepacking event in Dunoon on Scotland’s Adventure Coast. Entries for the event open on Monday 8 July at 8pm on www.dirtdash.cc/dunoon or https://www.entrycentral.com/dunoondirtdash.Part of the Summit to Sea Outdoor Festival on the weekend of 28 & 29 September 2019, which also features downhill legends Steve Peat and Greg Minnaar, the new event will send 150 riders on a scenic 81 mile (131km) course including singletrack, gravel paths, forestry roads, public roads, cycle paths and an old coffin road.Both organisers have a great track record in the events and outdoor industry. Between
CotsDURO is a 100km self-supported no frills road-gravel ride held on the last Saturday of June each year. It is a gentle gateway into the national XDURO trials.The route showcases the wonderful variety of singletrack and doubletrack, highways and byways of the Cotswolds across its rolling countryside and the saw-tooth profile of the Cotswold Edge.#CotsDURO18 will run on Saturday 29 June 2019:• Start: 9am at Stroud Brewery • End: late afternoon for drinks/food back at Stroud BreweryThere is no parking at the brewery itself so please park elsewhere or better still take the train/ride. What bike shall I ride? It suits non-UCI compliant >33mm tyres on a gravel/cx bike. Rough bits will be too rough for road bikes. MTBs would be fine but probably a tad overkill.The ride will be run in XDURO format - 5 timed segments comprised of gravel and road. Lots of time for socialising in the non-timed bits. Rider with the lowest aggregate time over the segments
Ride some of Dorset's finest tracks and trails, taking in the stunning views across the Dorset Downs and Blackmore Vale. The route will incorporate forest singletrack, bridleways, by-ways and the occasional back lane to link it all together. Suitable for Gravel bikes, Cyclocross bikes and XC Mountain bikes. The terrain will be mixed, expect plenty of climbing and descents. Please make sure you're fit enough to ride 100 challenging kilometres. What's included with your entry:A beautiful waymarked 100km route around the Blackmore Vale and Dorset Downs. We will email all Riders the evening before the event with a link to the gpx file for the route. A route card will also be available as backup, or for those who prefer to navigate with maps. Half way point 'Feeding Station'. Backup support vehicle.On your return to the Start/Finish Site you can claim:A slice of Pizza freshly cooked by wood fire