Chilterns Gravel X
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Take on the famous Ridgeway in this adventurous ride across the Chiltern Hills. This off-road route promises climbs with rewarding views throughout. Soak up the summer sun and indulge in the delightful ride in this fantastic Gravel Xplorer event.
Long Route - 92k and Medium Route - 62k
Sat, 19 Aug 2023
Kingston Hill, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Kingston House Park Estate, Kingston House, Kingston Hill, Kingston Blount OX39 4ST, UK
Sat, 19 Aug 2023
Long Route - 92k:8:00am |
Medium Route - 62k:8:00am
Here's what races are available for Chilterns Gravel X
Long Route - 92k
Medium Route - 62k
Percentage of Route Off Road: 60%
Starting in Kingston Blout, riders will head onto the Ridgeway and ride 20k into the heart of the Chilterns. Over the next 40k riders will take on 7 climbs over a mix of tarmac and off-road sections boasting stunning views. The last 25k is quick on some less known gravel sections before we arrive back for a well earned beer & food.
Percentage of Route Off Road: 50%
The medium route offers lots of variety and plenty of stunning views. Starting alongside the long route, riders will cut off at around 20k to cover some bumpy terrain. Then , riders will head into the hills for a total of 5 climbs and nearly 1,000m of total elevation before heading back to the finish.
- Route GPX (sent out one week before)
- Feed stations with fruit, cakes, coke, water & more
- Beer at finish line
- Fully way-marked route
- Chip-timed results
- Race Village
- Free parking
- Rider support vans
How to get there
Kingston House Park Estate, Kingston House, Kingston Hill, Kingston Blount OX39 4ST, UKGet full directions
There will be free on-site parking available on the day.
Event day logistics
07:45 Ride village opens
08:00 – 09:30 The Ridgeway Gravel X starts
17:30 Ride village closes
19:00 Links to ride times and photos sent to participants
There will be mechanics at all aid stations and ride captains to also help with any bike issues.
The organiser will have carbon gravel bikes available for hire from the race village.
At the race village, there will be toilets coffee, cake, and lots of food trucks to try.
Feed stations will have water, coke, cake, fruit and sports nutrition bars and nut butter. They will be approximately every 30 kilometres.
- Water bottle
- Basic puncture repair kit
- Helmet (required)
The route is ideal for gravel bikes with wide (40mm plus) tyres. A mountain bike will be fine on parts of the Ridgeway but slow on the lanes. Road bikes are not suitable for this ride.
What happens if I have a mechanical problem with my bike at the Chilterns Gravel X?
There will be mechanics at all feed stops to help you and ride captains along the route to offer support, make sure to bring a basic repair kit for small incidences.
How do I find out my start time for the Chilterns Gravel X?
Riders will start in groups of 6 at a time. You will be emailed after you have booked to choose your start time between 8:00am and 10am. If you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.
What is the best bike for the Chilterns Gravel X?
The route is mostly off-road, gravel bikes with 40mm tyres will be perfect, mountain bikes will also be good but will not be optimal for performance.
I was the second person to get to the second food stop and it wasn’t Open and apart from the signs into it there was nothing set up, this was pretty poor as the weather was hot and the entry fee wasn’t cheap 🥵🤦
Did the race in 2022
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