Dirt tracks cover the New Forest making this one of the centres of gravel riding in the UK. This beautiful area is often busy with tourists so getting off road is the best way to see this glorious part of the UK. Our 79km loop from Ashurst is on mostly rolling terrain and is ideal for newer gravel riders or anyone wanting a fun few hours on the bike. The course is 60% on gravel & 40% on the quiet roads with the highlights being the rolling terrain around Fritham where the path opens up to sweeping views & a great stretch of gravel between Ringwood & Lyndhurst before we head back to a pub finish for a social pint.

Event Director's Notes:

A rolling 79km loop from Ashurst taking in some of the best gravel tracks in the New Forest. Perfect for new & experienced gravel riders alike, the route alternates between tarmac & gravel, mostly on wider tracks with few technical sections. Some of the best gravel riding of the route is around Fritham. The route first winds through densely wooded forest and a few punchy ‘climbs’. After a little while the trees clear to expose views across the whole Fritham plain. After this the track opens up to sweeping views between Ringwood & Lyndhurst before a quick section home for a beer.

What’s Included

  • GPX Files
  • Pre ride briefing
  • Two feed stops
  • Free coffee & beer at the finish pub
  • Ride marshals supporting you on the route

Preparing for the Ride

The Glorious Gravel Series is open to all off-road bikes. While it is aimed primarily at Gravel & Adventure bikes, which are essentially fat tyred drop bar bikes, you are also most welcome on a mountain bike or cyclocross bike. We recommend a tyre width of 33+mm for most for our rides. 

What to bring : You will be further from van support or facilities you would find in most towns than with our road trips so it is advisable to take a little more with you. 

GPS device with route loaded, Spare tube or Tubeless plug, Pump and/or CO2, Mini tool, Jacket and/or additional layers.

We will email you the GPX route & a full breakdown of the route one week before the ride. Our route director will then be at the start to give you last minute advice and tips. You will be asked to select a start window which we will then confirm one week before the ride to ensure you roll out in group sizes based on current restrictions.

At a Glance
  • 20 Mar 2021 7:45am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Glorious Gravel: The New ForestGlorious Gravel: The New ForestAshurst, UK
  • Up to 79 km (49 miles)
  • From 39.00 GBP
  • Unknown Riders