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Glorious Gravel: Salisbury Plains
Weyhill, Andover, HampshireWeyhill, Andover, UK
Sat 09th January 2021
Starting at 08:30
Highlights include the ancient hill fort at Bratton, Westbury White Horse and a ridgeway section that takes you round the main military areas in the centre of Salisbury Plain. This is one of our favourite gravel rides and a must for gravel grinders looking to get off the grid and see a new part of the UK.
Free pint or soft drink at finish pub
Ride marshals on the route to support you
Pre Ride Briefing
Two Feed Stops
Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire
How To Get There
By road: Weyhill is easily accessed from the M3/A303 or the M40/A34.
By train: Andover station is less than 3 miles away.
By bus: There are regular buses from Andover to Salisbury, which stop at Weyhill.
Starting and finishing in Weyhill near Andover, this 86.5km route takes us into a region without cars as we traverse the MOD training grounds. The route is rolling throughout on fast gravel tracks. We roll through the stunning Plain before finishing back in Weyhill at a great pub.
As with all gravel rides, we check the routes constantly as things can change much more than on a road ride. The final route is subject to change and will be emailed to you one week before the ride with a full ride brief.
Preparing For The Ride
Our events are open to all off-road bikes. While it is aimed primarily at gravel & adventure bikes, which are essentially fat tyred drop bar bikes, you are also most welcome on a mountain bike or cyclocross bike. We recommend a tyre width of 33+mm for most for our rides.
What to bring: You will be further from van support or facilities you would find in most towns than with our road trips, so it is advisable to take a little more with you: GPS device with route loaded; spare tube or tubeless plug, pump and/or CO2, mini tool, jacket and/or additional layers
We will email you the GPX route & a full breakdown of the route one week before the ride. Our route director will then be at the start to give you last minute advice and tips. You will be asked to select a start window which we will then confirm one week before the ride to ensure you roll out in group sizes based on current restrictions.
Start Time : From 7.30am
Finish time : Between 12pm and 2pm
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