Ekoi Stone Circle

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Ekoi Stone Circle
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Enjoy this festival-inspired gravel cycling event which takes in the iconic landmark of Stonehenge and the Wiltshire countryside. Choose to tackle 220k, 155k or 55k, with all routes providing spectacular scenery. Come for the finisher's party, beer and live DJ once you complete your ride!
Monumental - 220k, Historic - 155k and Festival - 55k
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Sat, 29 Jun 2024
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Old Sarum, Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SD, UK
Start times
Saturday, 29 Jun 2024
Monumental - 220k:
5:00 am |
Historic - 155k:
5:00 am |
Festival - 55k:
5:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Ekoi Stone Circle
Monumental - 220k
Historic - 155k
Festival - 55k
Route information
Returning after a sold-out first event in 2023, the Ekoi Stone Circle is back for 2024, with a brand new 55k distance to take on. Riders can choose from the 55k Festival route, perfect for gravel beginners and seasoned riders who want a more relaxed race, a 155k Historic route, with plenty of American-style hero gravel trails to tackle, and the challenging 220k Monumental route.
Based at the historic Old Sarum site in Wiltshire, the Festival Fort will offer live music, hot food, cold beer and a campsite with shower facilities to all participants. Make a weekend of it, with a new hill climb event on the Friday which includes a fancy dress competition.
After finishing the ride, cyclists will return to the Festival Fort for an evening after-party with finish-line beers and a DJ.
Monumental Route (220k, 80% gravel, 2900m of elevation)
The route heads towards stunning Salisbury Plain, with riders passing the ancient monument of Stonehenge. The rest of the route follows tracks specially licensed by the MOD, followed by the gravel tracks of the Imber Range, after which riders will arrive at the first feed station.
After Warminster, the route leaves the plains behind and enters historic Longleat Forest, famed for its ancient trees, where riders can enjoy amazing scenery and some tough climbs. The second feed station is at the Grade I-listed King Alfred's Tower, at the 100k point.
At 110k, the course switches from gravel to 25k of country lanes, along which you'll head into Dorset and the Blackmore Vale. This part of the route incorporates a disused railway line, which will provide some respite from the undulating lanes and easier riding.
The last 50k will push you to your limits with some significant climbs up onto the West Wiltshire Downs, though the views will be well worth it. After a descent from the Downs, you'll return to Old Sarum to finish your race.
Historic Route (155k, 80% gravel, 2000m of elevation)
The 155km route follows the same route as the 220km route until King Alfred’s Tower. After the Tower, the route turns east onto a series of ancient roads and Roman ridgeways, before taking riders back to Old Sarum.
Festival Route (55k, 70% gravel, 500m of elevation)
This brand-new route caters to those who are newcomers to gravel riding or who are looking to fully enjoy the after-party. Riders can expect the same incredible views of Stonehenge and the surrounding countryside.
What's included
  • Chip-timed results
  • DJ and finisher's party
  • Finish-line beer
  • Optional Friday evening Hill Climb event, with prizes
  • Accurate GPX files
  • Feed stations (Monumental Route x 4, Historic Route x 3, Festival Route x 1)
  • Rider food bag drop (Monumental and Historic routes only)
  • Mechanical and technical support
  • Full medical team backup
  • Bike wash area
  • Sponsor products
  • Sunday Hangover Ride
  • Limited edition event merchandise and jersey available for purchase
  • Hot food and drink at the Festival Fort
How to get there
Old Sarum, Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SD, UK
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By Car
Old Sarum lies on the outskirts of Salisbury, a 10-minute drive from the town's centre. Old Sarum is easily accessible via the A345 and the A338/A346 from Marlborough.
There is car parking at Old Sarum from 16:00 Friday to 10:00 Sunday which costs £10 for the weekend. Multi-entry is permitted.
By Public Transport
The nearest station to Old Sarum is Salisbury, which has regular services to Portsmouth, Cardiff Central, Basingstoke, Exeter, Chandlers Ford, Bristol Temple Meads, London Waterloo and Yeovil.
From Castle Street, you can catch the X4 towards Larkhill, alighting at Old Castle.
You can stay overnight in the on-site camping field, which is located just a few hundred meters from Festival Fort.
The campsite can be accessed from 16:00 on Friday, with the price including Friday and Saturday (2 nights camping). Prices listed are per tent or van, so if you’re sharing with a friend only one of you needs to book this option.
Facilities include loos, showers and water. The campsite needs to be vacated by 10:00 on Sunday morning.
  • SELF PITCH (2 PERSON TENT): £50 per tent
  • CAMPER VAN: £60 per van (includes car parking ticket)
  • PRE-PITCHED BELL TENT (2 PERSON): £150 per tent (includes 2 x camp beds, no bedding)
  • PRE-PITCHED BELL TENT (4 PERSON): £200 per tent (includes 4 x camp beds, no bedding)
Event day logistics
16:00 Festival Fort and registration opens
17:30 - 18:00 Rider welcome
18:00 - 19:30 Optional Hill Climb event
21:00 Festival Fort closes
03:30 Car park opens
04:00 Coffee and breakfast available
04:00 - 06:00 Feed station bag drop opens
05:00 - 05:30 Last minute registration
05:00 - 10:00 Start line opens
12:00 Finisher's Festival opens with hot food, cold beer and a live DJ
18:00 - 22:00 Finisher's Party
21:00 Finish line closes
08:00 Hangover ride (TBC)
10:00 Vacate campsite
Entry Requirements
You must be 18 years or older on 19 June 2024 to enter.
The course is long and a very good level of fitness and endurance will be required.
The route covers a wide variety of terrain including fast rolling gravel, woodland single-track, field-side bridleways, disused railway tracks and roads so a dedicated gravel bike running 38mm + tyres is recommended.
However, a lightweight hardtail MTB with fast rolling tyres or Cyclocross bike is also suitable.
E-bikes are welcome on the 55k Festival route.
All riders will need to collect their rider number and chip and feed station drop bags (if required).
Please try your best to make it along on Friday for stress-free sign-on and registration. For those who can’t make it, there will be a short window for last-minute registration on Saturday morning.
Start Times
Riders will be informed of their start times in advance.
Feed Stations
There are 4 x feed stations for the 220k course, 3 for the 155k course and 1 x feed station for the 55k course.
A food drop option is also available for the Monumental and Historic Routes. A clear bag is supplied at Sign On and can then be filled with any nutrition you require. The bag should then be dropped at the start point and it will be transferred to feed station 2.
Bag Drop
There will be a secure bag drop at the start line available for riders to use. Items must be clearly labelled.
Is the route at the Ekoi Stone Circle signed?
The route is not marked except for critical and/or complicated turnings. A GPX file will be provided and must be uploaded to your navigation device before the event.
How old do I have to be to enter the Ekoi Stone Circle?
All riders must be 18 or older on the 19th of June 2024 to enter.
What bike should I use for the Ekoi Stone Circle?
It is recommended that you ride a dedicated gravel bike running 38mm + tyres, but a lightweight hardtail MTB with fast rolling tyres or Cyclocross bike is also be suitable.
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