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Glorious Gravel: Surrey
Elstead, Godalming, SurreyThe Mill at Elstead, Godalming, Farnham Road, Elstead, Godalming, UK
Sat 23rd January 2021
Starting at 08:45
The ride is covid secure with groups of 6 starting every 5 minutes, and spacious feed stops. The Glorious Gravel series is all about getting out into nature and celebrating the beautiful country we call home. This ride is suitable for most abilities with few technical sections and a mostly flat or rolling route.
Feed stops every 25km with coffee, soup & a roll, fruit, waffles, OTE bars and hydration.
Ride marshals supporting you on the route
Broom wagon to collect anyone that needs it
Pre ride briefing
Coffee & post ride pint included
The Mill at Elstead, Farnham Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6LE
How To Get There
By road: The venue is easily accessible thanks to the nearby A3. Leave the A3 to join the B3001, signposted Elstead.
By train: Farnham and Godalming train stations are both 5 miles away, leaving you a short taxi ride away from the pub.
By bus: There is a limited bus service through Elstead, via bus number 46 from Guildford to Aldershot/Farnham.
Starting & finishing at the stunning Mill at Elstead, the route starts & ends with some climbing with a relatively flat & fast 40km in the middle. We start with a short climb up to Puttenham Common before joining the Downs Link on the old railway line. The last includes most of the climbing through woods & heath before returning back to Elstead
Start Time : From 7.45am
Finish time : Between 12pm and 3pm
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.