Entries are open for the Big 'Un, a gravel ride organised by Kent-based bike brand Brother Cycles.

This year sees the second edition of the Big 'Un take place on Saturday 22 October. Event HQ is Brother's base near Faversham in Kent, with coffee at the start, food and drinks at the finish and a place to camp out for riders looking to make a weekend of it.

Two distances are on offer, with Brother adding a new 140km Bigger 'Un route to the original 112km circuit. It's mostly off-road with some rough sections - 38mm tyres minimum are recommended.

"The route, created through many hours of lockdown exploring, will lead you up and over the stunning North Downs as you're treated to some of the areas finest bridleways, byways, forest tracks and country lanes," say Brother.

"This will be a challenging one day ride so don't underestimate it, especially if the weather's been bad! However, it's well worth the effort as you get to enjoy some of our favourite local trails and some well earned coffee, food and pub stops along the way."

The event will start and finish at Brother HQ, based on a farm on the outskirts of Faversham in Kent, a one hour train journey from London. Riders will meet for a coffee and pastry in a large tractor barn on the farm before heading out on their ride.

The route will then finish back at the barn where a pizza truck will be serving up a selection of fresh sourdough pizzas and we'll be offering some drinks from a local brewery.

Entry is priced £50 which includes camping on the Friday and Saturday, pre-ride coffee and pasty, a sourdough pizza at the finish, and a welcome pack including event patch and stickers.

Komoot have come on board as official navigation partner for the Big 'Un, and all attendees will receive a komoot Region Bundle worth £8.99 for free.

Local brewed beer and ale will also be available to purchase at the finish.

For more details and to enter, visit www.brothercycles.com.

At a Glance
  • 22 Oct 2022 9:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Brother Cycles Big 'Un Gravel WeekenderBrother Cycles Big 'Un Gravel WeekenderFaversham, Kent, UK
  • Up to 140 km (87 miles)
  • From 50.00 GBP
  • Unknown Riders