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Chilterns Gravel X

OX39 4ST

Kingston Blount, Chinnor, England, United Kingdom

Sat 19th August 2023

Starting at 08:00

2 races


Organiser's Description

Close to London but far off the beaten track, the Chilterns Gravel X takes in parts of the famous Ridgeway and the glorious hills in the heart of this region.
Nearly all of the route is off road or on quiet back roads including some secret local spots & a few climbs both on tarmac and gravel. A cracking summer gravel day out!

Ride parts of The Ridgeway, the oldest road in England
Explore lesser known gravel trails and some tasty off road climbs in the Chilterns.
Close to London and easy to get to but on the ride you will escape the crowds and roll past parts of the Chilterns most people don’t see.


  • Long Route


    Sat 19th August 2023

  • Medium Route


    Sat 19th August 2023



  • Long Route


    Sat 19th August 2023

  • Medium Route


    Sat 19th August 2023


What's Included

Fully Signed Route

Our team work tirelessly to create the best gravel routes in the UK. All courses are fully signed so you can just enjoy the ride.

Checkpoints with Proper Food

An epic ride deserves proper support. We have tea, coffee and cake at the first feed and sandwiches & crisps at the main feed. Checkpoints are approx every 30 - 35km

Accurate GPX Files

A few days before the ride, we will send GPX files for all of the route options so you can follow the course on your GPS as well as the signs.

Mechanics Available

At the rider village & at selected feed stops we have mechanics available to help with any bike issues. We also have spare inner tubes, CO2 & more .

Rider Support Vans

We are here to make sure you have a great day on the gravel. If you have any major mechanicals or need collecting, support vehicles are a phone call away.

Beer at Finish Line

You will be greeted at the finish line with a beer & food available from our food truck. Perfect to chat about your day with fellow riders.

Course Details

Long Route
We start in Kingston Blount and get on The Ridgeway almost straight away and stay on this for almost 20km before heading into the heart of the Chilterns.
Over the next 40km we take in 7 climbs on a mix of tarmac and off road with some amazing views. The last 25km is quick on some less known gravel sections before we arrive back for a well earned beer & food.
The seven climbs come in all shapes and sizes, the rest of the ride is fairly fast so this is a big ride but suitable for anyone happy to get over some climbs.
Percentage of Route Off Road: 60%
Difficulty: 4/5

Medium Route
The medium route cuts out 30km in the middle (and hilliest part) of the long route. We start with 20km on the Ridgeway and then head into the hills for a total of 5 climbs and nearly 1,000m of total elevation. A really nice & varied medium route.
Percentage of Route Off Road: 50%
Difficulty: 2.5/5


  • What type of bike should I ride?

    A mostly off road route on fast and flat forest tracks, this event is ideal for gravel bikes with 40mm all round tyres. A mountain bike will be fine but slower, road bikes are not suitable.

  • How do I find out my start time?

    We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.

  • Where is the Start / Finish?

    The ride starts and finishes at Icknield College. There is free parking onsite as well as toilets & refreshments.

  • What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?

    We have first aiders & mechanics at all the feed stops and ride captains along the route to support.

  • What shall I pack with me for the ride?

    You need to have a water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, coke, cake, fruit & the best tasting sports nutrition bars & nut butters from Outdoor Provisions.


17th August: GPX files and pre ride briefing video sent by email to each rider.

19th August – 7.45am: Ride village in Kingston Blount opens. Collecting your ride number takes approx 10 mins.

19th August – 8am to 9.30am: Ride start. We will give you a short ride briefing and set you off in small groups.

19th August – 6pm: Rider village closes

19th August – 7pm: Link to ride times & rider photos sent to each participant by email.


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