The Ridgeway Gravel X

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Take on this picturesque gravel 87k ride covering Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. You will explore the Ridgeway, one of Britain’s oldest roads which includes hard-packed gravel trails. Tackle some tough climbs and soak up the finish line glory with a post-race drink.
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Sun, 3 Apr 2022
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Hermitage, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9QZ, UK
Start times
Sun, 3 Apr 2022
87k :
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Ridgeway Gravel X
1 Loop
Route information
Starting at Newbury Showgrounds you will tackle the rolling hills of the Ridgeway, you will then be guided along gravel roads through Oxford and Wiltshire. This course will be lumpy throughout and tricky in a few places. Make sure your bike tyres are at least 40mm in thickness. There will be a quick and downhill finish so make sure to come along and earn your finish line drink.
What's included
  • Social Finish line drink
  • Feed stations
  • Free parking
  • Fully-marked route
  • GPX route
  • Race Village
  • Chip-timed results
  • Bike wash
  • Toilets
  • Bike rental (extra cost)
How to get there
Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9QZ, UK
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There will be free parking located at the start line at Newbury showgrounds.
By Train
The closest train station to the showgrounds is Newbury station. From there you can get a bus within walking distance to the showgrounds.
Event day logistics
08:00 – 10:00 The Ridgeway Gravel X starts
E-bike are not allowed on this ride.
Start Times
Riders will start in groups of 6, you will be emailed a start time list where you can select a start time between 08:00 and 10:00. If you have signed up with a friend, make sure to request to start together.
Mechanical issues
There will be mechanics at all aid stations and ride captains to also help with any bike issues.
Bike hire
The organiser will have carbon gravel bikes available for hire from the race village.
Race Village
At the race village, there will be toilets coffee, cake, and lots of food trucks to try.
Feed stations
Feed stations will have water, coke, cake, fruit and sports nutrition bars and nut butter. They will be approximately every 30 kilometres.
Kit List
Kit List
  • Water bottle
  • Basic puncture repair kit
  • Helmet (required)
Recommended Bike
The route is ideal for gravel bikes with wide (40mm plus) tyres. A mountain bike will be fine on parts of the Ridgeway but slow on the lanes. Road bikes are not suitable for this ride.
When does the Ridgeway Gravel X start?
The Ridgeway Gravel X starts between 8:00am and 10:00am. You will be emailed by the organiser to confirm your preferred start time.
What kit do I need for the Ridgeway Gravel X?
Please bring the following kit: Two water bottles, basic repair kit (inner tubes, pump etc.), a helmet, and of course your bike with 40mm tyres. If you do not have a suitable bike, you will be able to rent one from the race village.
Will there be parking at the Ridgeway Gravel X?
Yes, there will be plenty of parking available located at Newbury Showgrounds.
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