The Cambridgeshire Classic cycling event

The Gravel Series South Downs

Saturday 5 November 2022 | Amberley Museum
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The Gravel Series South Downs

Saturday 5 November 2022 | Amberley Museum

For our last Gravel Series event this year we are heading to the South Downs where we have multiple routes designed for ALL riders to come and try some off-road riding. Whether you’ve done it plenty of times before, or this is your very first ride, it really doesn’t matter, the routes are a lot of fun.

The Gravel Series South Downs 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 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.

We've partnered with Gravel Kings to bring you the best experience possible. Toby has been out to test the route and said it is "absolutely stunning". Read what he had to say here: South Downs Gravel review

This event is only suitable for Gravel, CX and Mountain Bikes.
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LOCATION

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

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ROUTES

Long: 53 km
Middle: 36 km
Short: 24 km
Rook: 13 km
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DETAILS

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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DIFFICULTY: 4/5

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

Pricing

Long

Elevation
53 km
Mileage
+1021m
  • $50.52/pp
  • (On the day: $55)
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Middle

Elevation
36 km
Mileage
+579m
  • $44.20/pp
  • (On the day: $49)
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Short

Elevation
24 km
Mileage
+391m
  • $31.58/pp
  • (On the day: $36)
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Rook

Elevation
13 km
Mileage
+244m
  • $12.63/pp
  • (On the day: $17)
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Online entry closes on Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 13:00. 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.
All riders under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them at all times.

MULTIBUY

Enter any 5 races from any series, or 5 entries into this event, and get 20% off

REWARDS

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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: 53 km
Elevation Gain: +1021 m

MIDDLE ROUTE

Distance: 36 km
Elevation Gain: +579 m

SHORT ROUTE

Distance: 24 km
Elevation Gain: +391 m

ROOK ROUTE

Distance: 13 km
Elevation Gain: +244 m
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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
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 


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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