The Cambridgeshire Classic cycling event

The Gravel Series Hampshire

Saturday 1 October 2022 | Matterly Estate
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The Gravel Series Hampshire


Online entry has now closed. On the day entries will be accepted and costs an additional £5 over the standard online entry price.

We are sorry to inform you that we have decided to cancel the Gravel Series Hampshire and South Downs events. This was not an easy decision to make but due to low interest, it wouldn't be possible to host the events and provide the best possible experience.

We appreciate this is not welcome news and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Everyone who had entered this event has been sent an email. Refunds will be issued shortly.

Our Gravel series is designed for ALL riders to come and give some off-road cycling a go. Whether you’ve done it plenty of times before, or this is your very first ride, it really doesn’t matter - the Gravel Series Hampshire is loads of fun, no matter your skill level.

The off-road cycling event in Hampshire is the second event in our Gravel Series this year, with four routes on offer ranging from the short and relatively flat Rook route to the much longer and bumpier Long route. That said, even our Long route isn't that daunting and will offer riders a fun day in the saddle. There really is something for everyone to come and give Gravel a go!

All routes start from Matterley Bowl and head east straight out onto the South Downs Way. The highest point of the long route passes through the Old Winchester Nature reserve where you’ll be treated to views across the AONB.

These routes boast fast sections through the open countryside mixed with woodland tracks and chalky flint lined descents. The trails can be rutted in places and the flint is certainly slippery when wet. But stay focused on these more challenging bits and you’ll enjoy the rest of the adventure no problem.

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 and other goodies from our partners at Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, OTE sports and Days Brewery.

This event is only suitable for Gravel, CX and Mountain Bikes.
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Matterly Estate,
Temple Valley,
Hampshire, SO21 1HW

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Long: 49 km
Middle: 41 km
Short: 30 km
Rook: 19 km
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Gates open: 07:00
Registration: 07:30
Start times
Long: 08:00 - 08:45
Medium: 08:45 - 09:15
Short: 09:15 - 09:30
Rook: 09:15 - 09:30
Finish time: 15:30

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Fast sections through the open countryside, mixed with woodland tracks and chalky flint lined descents.

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: 49 km
Elevation Gain: +579 m


Distance: 41 km
Elevation Gain: +477 m


Distance: 30 km
Elevation Gain: +381 m


Distance: 19 km
Elevation Gain: +224 m

Hampshire Gravel 2022 Long Route Video

What you get

Free Parking
Free Parking
Free Parking
Fully Signed Route
Free Parking
OTE Feed Stops
Free Parking
Chip Timing
Free Parking
Online Results
Free Parking
Free Event Photography
Free Parking
Food and Drink Available
Free Parking
Medical Support
Free Parking
Mechanical Support
Free Parking
Finishers Medal
Free Parking
Days Alcohol Free Beer

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 

Bike Suitability

Ideally, you will need to ride either a Gravel or Mountain Bike for this event. If you have a Cyclo-cross bike you will be able to use it but it may not be as comfortable or stable on some of the route sections. Road bikes are not suitable for these trails. 

Plastic Free

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

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