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Glorious Gravel: Surrey

Elstead, Godalming, Surrey

Organiser's Description

Explore a new part of Surrey, away from the famous climbs, avoiding the roads and going well off the beaten track. This 74km loop from the stunning Mill at Elstead should take you between 4 and 6 hrs, with some rolling hills at the start and end either side of a long, fast and flat section on the Downs Links.

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.

Start Time

07:45am

Distances

74 km

More Info

Event website

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

GPX File

Pre ride briefing

Coffee & post ride pint included

The Mill at Elstead, Farnham Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6LE

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

Surrey Gravel Route

Start Time : From 7.45am

Finish time : Between 12pm and 3pm

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.

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