North Wales Gravel X
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Enjoy some of the best gravel in the Uk with the North wales Gravel X. You will ride through stunning forest, rolling back roads and tracks around the reservoirs before returning to the event village for a well earned post-race beer.
Long Route - 80k and Medium Route - 53k
Sat, 15 Apr 2023
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Ruthin LL15, UK
Sat, 15 Apr 2023
Long Route - 80k:8:00am |
Medium Route - 53k:8:00am
Here's what races are available for North Wales Gravel X
Long Route - 80k
Medium Route - 53k
Percentage of Route Off Road: 80%
The route starts in Ruthin and begins with a 5km stretch on tarmac to warm up the legs. After a short off road section 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 will 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 a well earned beer & some food. An 81km North Wales classic route.
Percentage of Route Off Road: 75%
A short, tough but very rewarding medium route. We 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.
- Route GPX (sent out one week before)
- Feed stations
- Post-ride beer
- Fully way-marked route
- Chip-timed results
- Race Village
- Free parking
- Bike wash
- Bike rental and mechanics available
How to get there
Ruthin LL15, UKGet full directions
There will be free parking available on site.
Event day logistics
07:45 Ride village in Ruthin open and ride number collection
08:00 - 09:30 Rides start - riders will be set off in small groups
17:30 Ride village closes
19:00 Link to ride times and photos sent out
All entrants must be 18 and over in order to participate.
There are refreshments for you to enjoy after the race.
There will be toilets available at race village.
Marshals and Chip Timing
The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.
First Aid and Mechanics
At all feed stops, there will be first aiders & mechanics.
- Helmet (compulsory)
- Water bottle
- A basic kit to repair punctures and inner tubes
The route is 25% backroads and 75% gravel trails. A gravel bike with 36mm+ tyres is recommended for experienced riders. A MTB is satisfactory, but slower than a gravel bike. E bikes riders are welcome on this rides.
What happens if I have an accident during the North Wales Gravel X?
There will be first aiders and mechanics at all the feed stops on hand if there are any accidents. There will also be ride captains along the route to support the riders.
When will we receive the route GPX for the North Wales Gravel X?
The route GPX will be sent to registered participants within one week of the ride.
Can I ride my E-Bike at the North Wales Gravel X?
Yes, E-bikes are welcome on this route!
Well marked out course. Brilliant scenery and great feed stations
Did the race in 2022
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