South Downs Gravel Epic

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Head to the South Downs Way for a mid summer escape. Explore the South Downs on bike in this 100k ride, with most of the ride being off-road be ready to explore the truly wild side of the rolling countryside. There will be some tough climbs throughout which will reward you with breathtaking views.
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100k
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Calendar
Sat, 9 Jul 2022
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Plumpton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Plumpton Racecourse Ltd, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AL, UK
Start times
Sat, 9 Jul 2022
100k:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for South Downs Gravel Epic
100k
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100km
Route
1 Loop
£45.00
Route information
Take on this long off-road ride for the true adventure this summer. You will be exploring some of the best gravel roads in the whole of the UK. There will be some tough climbs throughout that will reward you with panoramic views.
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
  • Bike Wash
  • Toilets
Train
How to get there
Plumpton Racecourse Ltd, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AL, 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
What to bring
  • Water bottle
  • Basic Repair kit
  • Spare Inner tubes
  • Helmet (Compulsory)
Recommended Bike
This route is designed for gravel bikes but you are welcome to also use a mountain bike (there is over 10k on quiet roads).
FAQ's
What happens if I have a mechanical problem with my bike at the South Downs 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 South Downs Gravel Epic?
This route is designed for gravel bikes but you are welcome to also use a mountain bike (there is over 10k on quiet roads).
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How do I find out my start time for the South Downs 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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