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The Gravel Series Chilterns cycling event

The Gravel Series Chilterns

Sunday 21st February 2021 | CANCELLED

The Gravel Series Chilterns

Sunday 21st February 2021 | CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED - Updated: 18 January 2021

Sadly we aren't starting 2021 the way we had hoped due to the way that COVID-19 continues to alter our daily lives. Because of the current state of affairs across the UK, we are have made the difficult decision to cancel the Chilterns Gravel Event which was originally due to be held on Sunday 21st February 2021. 

We are really sorry for the disappointment this will cause as we know how many of you were looking forward to giving Gravel riding a go.

If you have already entered this event, you will receive an email from us with options to transfer to another event in 2021 or request a refund. Instructions on how to transfer or get a refund are in the email.

Again, we are so sorry that we have had to cancel this event and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We have everything crossed that UKCE sportives are able to return later in the year. 


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

All routes start at Culden Faw just outside Henley-on-Thames and take you on an off-road adventure through the Chiltern Hills AONB. The routes do live up to their name and have a fair amount of hills to keep you occupied. The route has a few short sharp descents that are littered with roots and sections of flint. Whilst it’s not overly technical there are certainly some entertaining sections to keep you alert and make sure you're kept on your toes. 

With the long route coming in at just under 90km it will certainly be a grand day out and one hell of an adventure. But with the route passing through woodlands, Nature Reserves and National Trust estates there’s lots to see on your gravel adventure.

Of course you’ll be rewarded for all your off-roading 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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Culden Faw,
Dairy Lane,
Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3AS

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Long: 89 km
Middle: 55 km
Short: 29 km
Rook: 18 km

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Not overly technical with some entertaining sections to keep you alert, including a few short sharp descents with roots and sections of flint

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.


Distance: 89 km   
Elevation Gain: +1326 m

Middle ROUTE

Distance: 55 km   
Elevation Gain: +871 m


Distance: 29 km   
Elevation Gain: +549 m


Distance: 18 km   
Elevation Gain: +308 m

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
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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