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Welcome to Gritopia our grit, gravel (or whatever you want to call it) adventure. 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. For 2021 there will be two course lengths to choose from.Any suitable bike will do. A dedicated gravel bike is perfect but a mountain bike will be fine too. Oh, and brand new for 2021 – eBikes are welcome! We do however recommend leaving the road bikes at home, they’ll be a tad uncomfortable and the gearing might by unhelpful in places! “My 1st gravel event; Excellent route, challenging ride, stunning scenery. It was a great day on the bike!” 2019 Rider What you getFully marked route Course MapElectronic timing by SI systems

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 getFully marked route Course Map Electronic timing by SI systems Feed stations fit to burst with

Bergamont Gritopia 2019 Transcend Festival could have been made for Bergamont Gritopia – TweedLove’s gravel adventure into the valley backcountry. Perfect for all road less travelled fans, all you need is a spirit of adventure and a bike that can despatch the miles and vertical metres on a variety of surfaces.Bergamont Gritopia is an event for adventure/gravel/backcountry, or whatever you want to call it, riders. It will take you on a journey to many new places in the valley hinterland, with mile after mile of empty grit and gravel, and a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up.  Aimed at any bike rider who’s up for an adventure, the event works as a first time gravel event but will also have plenty of fun for the more experienced gravellist. You can do it on any suitable bike – which means a mountain bike will be fine too, but a