North Wales Gravel Epic

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One of Glorious Gravel's most popular rides of the year, find your next adventure in stunning North Wales. All distances take riders on an exciting route over rolling hills and through deep forests. Come for a challenging but rewarding route.
Long Route - 110k, Medium Route - 80k and Short Route - 53k
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8:00am Sat 12th Aug 2023
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Ruthin LL15, UK
Start times
8:00am Sat 12th Aug 2023
Long Route - 110k:
8:00am |
Medium Route - 80k:
8:00am |
Short Route - 53k:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for North Wales Gravel Epic
Long Route - 110k
Medium Route - 80k
Short Route - 53k
Route information
Long Route
Distance: 110km
Elevation: 2350m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 75%
The route starts in Ruthin and begins with a 5km stretch on tarmac to warm up the legs. After a short off-road section you hit the day’s biggest climb with fresh legs. The 3km backroad climb through the forest gives some great views as you get higher. From the summit you stay on the flats for the next 40km.
The long route then takes you around two reservoirs on fast, flat gravel with great views as the trails cut through the forest with the water on one side and rolling hills on the other. These are perfect gravel trails – remote, smooth and rewarding. From the reservoirs, cut through the forest before a fast section on the road back to Ruthin for your third and final feed stop.
The final loop takes riders to the east of Ruthin for a very punchy 30km into the hills. This short section includes over 850m of elevation with three main climbs and a plenty of rolling terrain before a fast descent back to the finish line. One of the toughest gravel rides of the year.
Medium Route
Distance: 80km
Elevation: 1500m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 80%
The medium route is exactly the same as the long route but without the final 30km loop to the east of Ruthin. You can change route options on the day if your legs are feeling strong after 80km.
Short Route
Distance: 53km
Elevation: 1150m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 75%
A short, tough but very rewarding medium route. You will follow the long route up to the reservoirs over a big back road climb and through lovely gravel in the forest before skipping the section round the reservoirs and a rapid descent back to Ruthin.
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
Ruthin LL15, UK
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There will be free parking at the event village.
Event day logistics
07:45 Ride village in Ruthin opens. Collect your ride number.
08:00 - 09:30 Ride start. You will be set off in small groups
18:30 Rider village closes
19:00 Link to ride times and photos set out
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.
Mechanical issues
There will be mechanics at all aid stations and ride captains to also help with any bike issues.
Where does the ride start / finish at the North Wales Gravel Epic?
The ride starts and finishes in Ruthin. There is free parking onsite as well as toilets & refreshments. The organiser will send the ride village address by email.
What Happens if I have a mechanical / accident at the North Wales 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.
Are E-Bikes Allowed at the North Wales Gravel Epic?
Yes, e-bikes are allowed on all Glorious Gravel ride. These must comply with UK law.
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