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Salisbury Plain Autumn Epic

Andover, Hampshire

Thruxton, Andover, England, United Kingdom

Sun 25th September 2022

Starting at 08:00

1 race

£45.00

Organiser's Description

The home of gravel cycling in the South of England. Come explore the amazing Salisbury Plain with fast rolling gravel tracks in all directions. The Autumn Gravel Epic features two route options - a shorter 80km ride and a longer 115km exploring the more remote western side of the Plain as well as the classic side closer to the ride village in Thruxton.
The Salisbury Plain is the spiritual home of Glorious Gravel and the Autumn Epic is the perfect season ende

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  • Salisbury Plain Autumn Epic

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  • Salisbury Plain Autumn Epic

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What's Included

ROUTE GPX
GPX sent to you a week before the ride with a full route description & packing list.

FEED STOPS
We have feed stops approx every 30kms with fruit, cakes, coke, water, hydration tabs & tasty ride nutrition.

FULLY MARKED ROUTE & TIMING CHIPS
Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.

RACE VILLAGE AT THE FINISH
After an epic ride, grab a pint, coffee or cake at the end. Free parking for the day, toilets & bike wash also included in your entry.

BIKE RENTAL & MECHANICS AVAILABLE
New to gravel riding? Hire a gravel bike for the day. We also have mechanics on site to support with any issues before & during the ride.

  • The home of gravel cycling in the South of Englan
  • Fast, wide gravel tracks on the Plain
  • Explore the more remote western side as well as the classic off road sections
  • Social drink at the finish village

Course Details

Thruxton: 115km, 1500m

The perfect season ender on the smooth gravel of Salisbury Plain. The long route goes all the way along the plain to Westbury taking in the more remote western part of the Plain. The route is rolling throughout with a couple of significant climbs – the first at 45km close to Imber and then getting back onto the gravel at the 70km mark. Almost all of the route is on wide gravel tracks or back country lanes so it’s suitable for experienced and newer off road cyclists.

Thruxon: 80km, 1000m

An absolute classic 80km gravel loop taking in the best sectors on Salisbury Plain. Starting in Thruxton, we are warm the legs up with 5kms on the road before heading onto the gravel. The route is rolling at first before heading gently up to the western point of the ride & then a fun descent to the feed stop at Enford and a rolling section back to the finish. Suitable for riders of all abilities and experience on the gravel.

FAQs

  • What type of bike should I ride?

    This route is ideal for gravel bikes with lots of smooth gravel and quiet backroads. Road bikes are not suitable for this ride, mountain bikes will be fine on the gravel sections though obviously slower on the tarmac. We have carbon gravel bikes from Pearson available to hire for the day. E bikes are very welcome on our rides.

  • 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 Thruxton. 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.

  • When will I get my GPX file?

    Our local team do a final recon ride 1 week before the event and can make final tweeks then based on route conditions. We will then send out the route GPX within one week of the ride.

ride highlights

– Stunning off road sections through North Wales back-country

– Smooth gravel around Llyn Brenig & Alwen Reservoir

– Perfect early season ride with climbs all at the start of the 75km course

– Social drink at the finish village

faqs

WHAT TYPE OF BIKE SHOULD I RIDE?
The route is 40% backroads and 60% gravel trails with a couple of short hike-a-bike sections. We would recommend a gravel bike with 40mm tyres if you are experienced & a good bike handler or a MTB for everyone else.

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 in Ruthin. 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.

WHEN WILL I GET MY GPX FILE
Our local team do a final recon ride 1 week before the event and can make final tweeks then based on route conditions. We will then send out the route GPX within one week of the ride.

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