Eryri Gravel Epic

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Take on some of the toughest gravel the UK has to offer with this Epic. Snowdonia, or Eryri, needs no introduction as an adventure hotspot. Come and take on some long climbs, all rewarded with panoramic views of Wales' most visited national park.
Long Route - 76k and Medium Route - 57k
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8:00am Sat 24th Jun 2023
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Penrhyndeudraeth, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Snowdonia National Park, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6LF, UK
Start times
8:00am Sat 24th Jun 2023
Long Route - 76k:
8:00am |
Medium Route - 57k:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Eryri Gravel Epic
Long Route - 76k
Medium Route - 57k
Route information
Long Route
Distance: 76km
Elevation: 1950m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 50%
Setting off from near to Llanwrst a flat valley road is the ideal way to warm up before the climbing commences.
Steep gravel climbs, hill top plateaus and epic descents characterise this ride. After a short flat start, the ride hits it’s first major climb (4.7km at 5.8% with some steep bits) and then you are into the hills for the next 60km. There are 5 off road climbs in total to get over, the toughest is 4.2km at 7.2% but all on well maintained, fast rolling gravel.
The long route takes in 3 distinct forests in the area each with their own character so despite the challenging terrain there is so much to see in all directions to keep the mind busy on the long climbs. The final 10km is the easiest with a fast descent and flat section before finishing with a cold beer.
Medium Route
Distance: 57km
Elevation: 1350m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 75%
The medium route mirrors the long route at the beginning of the ride however cuts off the hilliest 20km around Penmachno before rejoining the long route. Dont be fooled into thinking this route isnt just as tough but there are plenty of views to stop and soak up on the way.
What's included
  • Route GPX (sent out one week before)
  • Feed stations with fruit, cakes, coke, water, hydration tabs & tasty ride nutrition from the experts at Outdoor Provisions.
  • Beer at finish line
  • Fully way-marked route
  • Chip-timed results
  • Race Village
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
  • Bike wash
  • Rider support vans
How to get there
Snowdonia National Park, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6LF, UK
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There will be free parking available at the event village.
Event day logistics
07:45 Ride village opens in LLanwrst - collect your race numbers
08:00 - 09:30 Ride starts - you will released in small groups
18:00 Ride village closes
19:00 Link to ride times and photos sent out
Mechanical issues
There will be mechanics at all aid stations and ride captains to also help with any bike issues.
Race Village
At the race village, there will be toilets coffee, cake, and lots of food trucks to try.
Feed stations
Feed stations will have water, coke, cake, fruit and sports nutrition bars and nut butter. They will be approximately every 30 kilometres.
Can I use an E-bike at the Eryri Gravel epic?
Yes! E-bikes are permitted at all Glorious Gravel events.
What Happens if I have a mechanical / accident at the Eryri Gravel Epic?
There will be first aiders & mechanics at the feed stops. There will be a phone number on the back of your ride number – call this if you need collecting.
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