Suffolk Gravel X

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Ride on one of the oldest roads in Britain with Suffolk Gravel X this October. Roll on road, gravel and dense woodland, this event will give all riders new experiences. After the varied terrain, take to Race HQ for a post-race social drink with your fellow competitors.
Participants
75k and 100k
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Calendar
Sat, 15 Oct 2022 - Mon, 17 Oct 2022
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Thetford, UK
Start times
Mon, 17 Oct 2022
Sat, 15 Oct 2022
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Suffolk Gravel X
100k
Distance
100km
£45.00
75k
Distance
75km
CourseRoute
1 Loop
£45.00
Route information
Terrain Gravel, sand, and road
Long Route
Starting outside Thetford the long route will head south taking on some quiet roads and tracks through the forests of Suffolk. Joining the ancient Icknield Way trail you will be guided through some amazing scenery to the finish. This route will include sandy trails which can add some interesting challenges to the ride.
Medium route
The medium route is perfect for newer cyclists to have a go. The Medium route will follow an undulating route with a few tough climbs. After 68k there will be a quick 7k back to the race village, if you fancy continuing you will be welcome to.
What's included
  • Finish line social drink
  • GPX Route
  • Feed Stops
  • Fully-marked route
  • Chip-timed results
  • Race village
  • Free Bike wash at finish
  • Bike rental & Mechanics (added cost)
  • Toilets
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How to get there
Thetford, UK
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Parking
There will be plenty of free parking for entrants on-site.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 10:00 Long and Medium routes start window
Start times
You will be informed of your start time by the organiser closer to the event date. If you wish to start at the same time as friends/family, this can be arranged with The Glorious Gravel.
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.
Toilets
There will be toilets available at race village.
Marshals and Chip Timing
Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. 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.
Ride Captains
Ride captains along the route will be offering support.
Backpack
Kit List
Required Kit
  • Helmet
  • Water Bottle
  • Basic kit to repair punctures
  • Inner tubes
Recommended Tyre choice
The route is mostly sandy based soil so drains well and does not get too muddy. So a wider/larger volume tyre would be ideal riding these sections.
The sections of road on this route call for a fast rolling tyre with some tread.
Recommended Bike choice
The route is well suited to a gravel bike but could also be ridden on a mountain bike.
FAQs
What happens if i have a mechanical problem with my bike on the Suffolk Gravel X?
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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How do I find out my start time for the Suffolk Gravel X?
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 is the best bike for the Suffolk Gravel X?
This route is ideal for gravel bikes with lots of smooth gravel and quiet backroads. Road bikes are not suitable, mountain bikes will be alright on the gravel sections but much slower on the tarmac.
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What if I want to change my race distance at the Suffolk Gravel X?
No problem! Suffolk Gravel X allows riders to choose their preferred distance on race day.
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Reviews
3.1
3 reviews
jason
1.0
Did the race in 2022
Reference:: your comments list on let's do it app have a read.
caroline
4.3
Did the race in 2022
A very well organised event and a great course. Was my first but definately won’t be my last!!
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