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Quiet lanes, mixed terrain, sections of the South Downs way & a few tasty climbs makes this a classic off road sportive this Autumn. The beautiful South Downs are best seen on two wheels and away from the crowds.
Starting and finishing in Liphook, we head south for a quick first 20km before turning onto the South Downs way where the climbing starts. After 60km we hit the heighest point in the South Downs – Black Down before a quick 10km home for a well earned drink & slice of cake.
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.