Wessex Gravel Epic

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Wessex Gravel Epic
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Explore Somerset and Wiltshire at its finest. Take on some punchy climbs with epic views over the surrounding countryside followed by lots of rewarding descents to give you time to recover. Come for a post-ride drink to reward yourself this spring.
Short Route - 50k, Long Route - 100k and Medium Route - 66k
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Sat, 7 May 2022 - Sat, 13 May 2023
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Frome, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Frome BA11, UK
Start times
Saturday, 7 May 2022
Short Route - 50k:
8:00 am
Saturday, 13 May 2023
Long Route - 100k:
8:00 am |
Medium Route - 66k:
8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Wessex Gravel Epic
Long Route - 100k
1 Loop
Medium Route - 66k
1 Loop
Short Route - 50k
Route information
Long Route
Distance: 100km
Elevation: 1400m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 50%
An epic west country ride! The first off road section comes quick, and it gradually climbs you up to the first vista over White Sheet Castle. The route then works it’s way directly through farm and forest tracks (watch out for the cows).
The middle half of the route provides some respite with some rolling hills and some quiet lanes on the road. The final climb leads to some of the best views of the route before a fast descent back to HQ.
Medium Route
Distance: 66km
Elevation: 900m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 55%
A punchy medium route but suitable for most riders. Leaving the start at the Frome Cheese Show, the 66km medium route follows the long route for the first 28km.
At the split, stay on the ridgeway for another 5km before a fast and fun off road descent before 10km on the flat tarmac to get your legs ready for one final gravel climb taking in some of the best views on the ride and a quick last 10km home.
Short Route
Distance: 50km
Elevation: 750m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 55%
The short route follows the medium route for the first 25km and then branches off missing 16km and a couple of small climbs making this an ideal route through the bluebell woods and ridges of this part of South England.
What's included
  • Finish line social drink
  • GPX Route
  • Feed Stops
  • Fully-marked route
  • Chip-timed results
  • Race village
  • Bike Wash
  • Free parking
  • Bike rental (added cost)
  • Mechanical support
  • Toilets
How to get there
Frome BA11, UK
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There will be free on-site parking available on the day
Event day logistics
07:45 Ride village at Frome Cheese Show opens. Collect your ride number.
08:00 - 09:30 Ride start. You will be set off in small groups
18:30 Rider village closes
19:00 Link to ride times and photos set out
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.
What is the best bike for the Wessex Gravel Epic?
It is recommended to bring a gravel bike with tyres around 38mm. Mountain bikes will also work well on this type of route too.
Are E-bikes allowed at the Wessex Gravel Epic?
Yes, E-bikes are allowed on all Glorious Gravel Rides.
What happens if i have a mechanical problem with my bike at the Wessex 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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