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The Gravel Series South Downs

The Gravel Series South Downs

Sunday 24th January 2021 | Amberley Museum
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The Gravel Series South Downs

Sunday 24th January 2021 | Amberley Museum

Gravel is back! 

Our Gravel series is designed for ALL riders to come and give some off road riding a go. Whether you’ve done it plenty of times before, or this is your very first ride, it really doesn’t matter. 

For the second of our five Gravel Series events this year we are heading to the South Downs where we have multiple routes on offer, so there really is something for everyone to come and give Gravel a go!

All routes start at the open-air industrial heritage museum at Amberley and make good use of the local bridleways in the form of the Monarch’s Way and the famous South Downs Way. The terrain varies throughout the route to include a mix of vehicle width farm tracks and some of the narrower flowing single track trails. One minute you’ll be hauling yourself upwards, the next whooping with joy as the route chases the contours of the Downs and heads to the base of the hills.

Your gravel adventure will bring you back into Amberley through the market town of Arundel, so make sure you take time to look for the medieval Arundel Castle perched on top of the hill. There are some punchy descents to watch out for essentially on flinty terrain that boasts some deep ruts. The route can be challenging in sections but nothing even the most cautious of rider can’t handle if taken nice and steadily.

Of course you’ll be rewarded for all your muddy efforts as you cross the finish line to receive a bespoke wooden finishers medal, beer from Freedom Brewery and other goodies from our partners at Jimmy’s Iced Coffee and OTE sports.

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LOCATION

Amberley Museum,
New Barn Road,
Amberley,
Arundel,
West Sussex, BN18 9LT

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ROUTES

Long: 70 km
Middle: 46 km
Short: 29 km
Rook: 15 km

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DETAILS

Gates open: 7:00am
Registration: 7:30am
Start times
Long: 8:00 - 8:30am
Middle: 08:35 - 09:05am
Short: 09:10 - 09:40am
Rook: 09:45 - 10:00am

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DIFFICULTY: 4/5

Varied terrain with a mix of vehicle width farm tracks and some of the narrower flowing single track trails.

Pricing

Long

Mileage
70 km
Elevation
+1280 m
  • £40
  • (On the day: £45)
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Middle

Mileage
46 km
Elevation
+823 m
  • £35
  • (On the day: £40)
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Short

Mileage
29 km
Elevation
+574 m
  • £25
  • (On the day: £30)
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Rook

Mileage
15 km
Elevation
+283 m
  • £10
  • (On the day: £15)
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Standard online entry closes on Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 1pm. On the day entries will be available if the event is not sold out. On the day entry costs an additional £5 over the standard online entry price.

All entries are subject to a small booking fee.

Entrants under the age of 12 ride free but must be entered at the same time as a paying adult.

Buy any 5 races from any series and get 20% off

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The Routes

Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.

Long ROUTE

Distance: 70 km   
Elevation Gain: +1280 m

Middle ROUTE

Distance: 46 km   
Elevation Gain: +823 m

Short ROUTE

Distance: 29 km   
Elevation Gain: +574 m

Rook ROUTE

Distance: 15 km   
Elevation Gain: +283 m
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What you get

Free Parking
Free Parking
Fully Signed Routes
Fully Signed Route
Feed Stops
OTE Feed Stops
Chip Timing
Chip Timing
Online Results
Online Results
Event Photography
Free Event Photography
Food and Drink
Food and Drink Available
Medical Support
Medical Support
Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support
Finishers Medal
Finishers Medal
Freedom Brew
Freedom Brew

Essential Items

Essential Items
Helmet (no helmet, no ride). Helmets must comply with the latest US Snell B90/B95 or European CE Standards
Basic tools
Inner tubes
Pump
Drink bottle
First aid kit (recommended)
Mobile phone for emergencies
Lights and high visibility clothing (on days where fog or rain is forecast or where light is likely to be reduced)
Facemask (for venue) and hand sanitiser

Plastic Free

In our quest to make feed stops plastic free, we ask that you ride with a bottle

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