The Cambridgeshire Classic cycling event

The Gravel Series Hampshire

Saturday 1 October 2022 | Matterly Estate
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The Gravel Series Hampshire

Saturday 1 October 2022 | Matterly Estate

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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LOCATION

Matterly Estate,
Temple Valley,
Ovington,
Hampshire, SO21 1HW

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ROUTES

Long: 49 km
Middle: 41 km
Short: 30 km
Rook: 19 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

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

Pricing

Long

Elevation
49 km
Mileage
+579m
  • $50.52/pp
  • (On the day: $55)
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Middle

Elevation
41 km
Mileage
+477m
  • $44.20/pp
  • (On the day: $49)
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Short

Elevation
30 km
Mileage
+381m
  • $31.58/pp
  • (On the day: $36)
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Rook

Elevation
19 km
Mileage
+224m
  • $12.63/pp
  • (On the day: $17)
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Online entry closes on Wednesday 28th September 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

Sign up for our rewards scheme during checkout for just £5 per person per year. In return, you will get huge discounts on hundreds of carefully selected brands (like Le Col, Garmin, Chain Reaction, Adidas, North Face and loads more) as well as our own UKCE Events.
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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: 49 km
Elevation Gain: +579 m

MIDDLE ROUTE

Distance: 41 km
Elevation Gain: +477 m

SHORT ROUTE

Distance: 30 km
Elevation Gain: +381 m

ROOK ROUTE

Distance: 19 km
Elevation Gain: +224 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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