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 final Gravel Series event and final UK cycling event of 2021 we are heading Back to the South Downs 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 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 singletrack 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.
New Barn Road,
West Sussex, BN18 9LT
Long: 79 km
Middle: 62 km
Short: 29 km
Rook: 13 km
Gates open: 7:00am
Long: 08:00 - 08:30am
Middle: 08:35 - 09:05am
Short: 09:10 - 09:40am
Rook: 09:45 - 10:00am
Undulating terrain with a mix of farm tracks and narrower single track trails
Standard online entry closes on Wednesday 24th November 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.
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.
In our quest to make feed stops plastic free, we ask that you ride with a bottle
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