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The UKCE Gravel Series South Downs

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Part 2 of 5 of the Gravel Series events has riders heading to the South Downs. This varied terrain, challenging off-road race is great for all riders, and with a freedom brew and finisher's medal waiting at the finish line, this event is perfect for first time and experienced riders alike.
C-19 Plan
UK Cycling Events has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Sunday 28th Nov 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the The UKCE Gravel Series South Downs

  1. Long

    Bike 70km
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  2. Middle

    Bike 46km
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  3. Short

    Bike 29km
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  4. Rook

    Bike 15km
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The UKCE Gravel Series South Downs routes

All routes start at the industrial heritage museum at Amberley and make great use of the local bridleways in the form of the Monarch's Way and the South Downs Way.

With a varied terrain throughout each route including vehicle width farm tracks and some narrower flowing single trail tracks, one minute you'll be hauling yourself upwards and the next racing down to the base of the hills.

The gravel adventure will take you back to Amberley through the market town of Arundel, rolling past the medieval Arundel Castle at the top of the hill.

The route is challenging in sections, but nothing each rider can't handle if taken nice and steadily.

Long Route: 70km and 1280m ascent

Middle Route: 46km and 823m ascent

Short Route: 29km and 574m ascent

Rook Route: 15km and 283m ascent

Event Details

  • Free parking
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed online results
  • Professional event photography
  • Medical and mechanical support
  • OTE Feed Stops
  • Freedom Brew
  • Fully signed route
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)

07:00 Gates open

07:30 Registration opens

08:00 - 08:30 Long race start

08:35 - 09:05 Middle race start

09:10 - 09:40 Short race start

09:45 - 10:00 Rook race start

15:30 Race Cut-Off

Essential items:

  • Helmet is mandatory (No helmet, no ride)
  • Basic Tools
  • Inner Tubes
  • Pump
  • Drink bottle
  • First aid kit recommended
  • Mobile phone for emergencies
  • Lights and hi-vis clothing (for days when fog or rain is forecast and there will be reduced light)
  • Face-mask (for the venue) and hand sanitiser

What's Included?

UK Cycling's Gravel Race Series includes a bespoke medal, a Freedom Lager, and Jimmy's Iced Coffee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my kids ride with me at The UKCE Gravel Series South Downs?
Children under the age of 12 ride free but must be entered at the same time as a paying adult.
Can I enter The UKCE Gravel Series South Downs on the day?
There is entry on the day, subject to availability, for £5 more than the entry prices online.
Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle at The UKCE Gravel Series South Downs?
UK Cycling have pledged themselves to protecting the great British outdoors. By doing so, they're on a quest to make the up and coming season 100% plastic free.

Meet the organiser

We organise over 35 cycling events a year across Great Britain, as well as one in France, offering full medical and mechanical support. We plan our events in some of the most scenic locations we can find, while making sure the routes are perfectly suited for day in saddle. All of our cycling events have multiple routes of varying length and elevation. This is to cater for cyclist of all ages and abilities. Our cycling events aren't just about Road Sportives - we also organise a selection of Mountain Bike and Cyclocross events.


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