Forest of Bowland Gravel Epic

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Take on the Forest of Bowland Gravel Epic to tackle on the biggest and best gravel pathways that England has to offer. The Salter Fell Road this is a very wild ride with parts a long way from a paved road. The views will be spectacular throughout, so come for a great adventure and wild ride.
Participants
100k
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Calendar
Sat 21st May 2022
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Settle, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Settle BD24, UK
Start times
Sat 21st May 2022
100k :
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Forest of Bowland Gravel Epic
100k
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100km
Route
1 Loop
£45.00
Route information
Starting in Settle, you will head off-road after 7k and stay in the gravel for 30k. Take in the fantastic Pennine Way. This is only the beginning, the main event will be the legendary Salter Fell Road.
One of the largest gravel tracks in the country. This will take you into the complete wilderness. At Slaidburn you will then have a nice break with food before the last stretch back to Settle with one more off-road section before a well-earned beer at the finish.
What's included
  • Finish line social drink
  • GPX Route
  • Feed Stops
  • Fully-marked route
  • Chip-timed results
  • Race village
  • Bike rental (added cost)
  • Mechanical Support
  • Toilets
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How to get there
Settle BD24, UK
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Parking
There will be free on-site parking available on the day.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 10:00 Start window
The exact start times and start locations will be available closer to the date of the event.
Start times
You will be informed of your start time by the organiser closer to the event date.
Feed stations
All feed stations will be stacked with water, cake, fruit, sports nutrition bars, and nut butter.
Race Village
At the finish, there will be a race village where you can grab some food, a pint, or a coffee.
Backpack
Kit List
  • Water bottle
  • Basic Repair kit
  • Spare Inner tubes
  • Helmet (Compulsory)
Recommended Bike
This route is 50% on quiet lanes and 50% on technical gravel. This will include bumpy off-road climbs. A mountain bike will be ideal on off-road sections. If you are an experienced rider you may use a gravel bike with 40mm tyres.
FAQ's
How do I find out my start time for the Forest of Bowland Gravel Epic?
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.
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What happens if I have a mechanical problem with my bike at the Forest of Bowland Gravel Epic?
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.
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What is the best bike for the Forest of Bowland Gravel Epic?
This route is 50% on quiet lanes and 50% on technical gravel. This will include bumpy off-road climbs. A mountain bike will be ideal on off-road sections. If you are an experienced rider you may use a gravel bike with 40mm tyres.
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