Kielder Forest Gravel Epic and Kielder Borders Gravel Epic

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£59 - £99
Glide into England's largest forest with the Kielder weekender. Head into some of the remotest parts of the country, and enjoy amazing fast-paced gravel terrain throughout. As you cycle around peaceful reservoir shores and stunning forest tracks.
Gravel Epic Long Route - 126k, Gravel Epic Medium Route - 59k, Weekend Pass , and 2 more
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8:00am Sat 9th Sep 2023 - 8:00am Sun 10th Sep 2023
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Where and when
Kielder Forest, Kielder Forest, United Kingdom
Start times
8:00am Sat 9th Sep 2023
Gravel Epic Long Route - 126k:
8:00am |
Gravel Epic Medium Route - 59k:
8:00am |
Weekend Pass :
8:00am Sun 10th Sep 2023
Gravel Borders Long Route - 100k:
8:00am |
Gravel Borders Medium Route - 59k:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Kielder Forest Gravel Epic and Kielder Borders Gravel Epic
Gravel Epic Long Route - 126k
Gravel Epic Medium Route - 59k
Gravel Borders Long Route - 100k
Gravel Borders Medium Route - 59k
Route information
Saturday - The Kielder Forest Epic
126k Elevation: 2300m 59k Elevation 1100m Route Type Loop
Kielder begins with 5k of flat terrain to get your legs moving. The flat terrain stops immediately, as you are thrown into the toughest climb of the day: a 6k ramp. The ramp has a small decent in the middle. The route loops back round to the ride village at 59k where the medium route finishes.
Riders taking the long route, have a lunch break before the second part of the day. Riders will round the reservoir and head south into the wilds of Northumberland. Next comes a fast finish back round Kielder Water.
Sunday - The Kielder Borders Epic
100k Elevation 2050m 59k Elevation 1350m
Unlike the flat start of the Kielder, The Borders Epic starts with two climbs in the first 12k on either side of the Scottish border. Next comes 30k of stunning Scottish landscape with hidden valleys and rolling hills, before hopping back into England.
Like the Saturday ride, this route loops back to Kielder after 59k where the medium route finishes and the long route has lunch before tackling another 40k.
The second section of the ride glides around Kielder Water before heading southwest and finishes with the flattest 20k of the weekend back to the finish.
What's included
  • Route GPX (sent out one week before)
  • Feed stations
  • Fully way-marked route
  • Chip-timed results
  • Race Village
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
  • Bike rental and mechanics available
How to get there
Kielder Forest, Kielder Forest, United Kingdom
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There is free parking available on site.
Event day logistics
Both Days
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
Mechanical issues
There will be mechanics at all aid stations and ride captains to also help with any bike issues.
Bike hire
The organiser will have carbon gravel bikes available for hire from the race village.
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.
When will we receive the route GPX for the Kielder Gravel Epic?
The route GPX will be sent to registered participants within one week of the ride.
What time does the Kielder Gravel Epic start?
You can choose your start time of either 8 am or 10 am.
Can I ride my E-Bike at the Kielder Gravel Epic?
Yes, E-bikes are welcome on this route!
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£59 - £99

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