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Salisbury Plain Gravel X Salisbury Plain Gravel X

Salisbury Plain Gravel X

Andover, Hampshire

Thruxton, Andover, England, United Kingdom

Sun 20th March 2022

Starting at 08:00

1 race

£45.00

Organiser's Description

The gravel season starts here! Salisbury Plain is the home of gravel riding in the South of England with miles of fast, empty tracks & bridleways across rolling terrain. Ride this classic 75km loop from Thruxton, a perfect early season ride that's challenging enough to make sure you know you have had a good day in the saddle but not technical and suitable for all riders.

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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.

Location

Thruxton Motor Circuit - Just outside of Andover

The ride starts and finishes at Thruxton Circuit. There is free parking onsite as well as a bike wash, toilets & refreshments

Course Details

Thruxton: Distance 75km, Elevation 1000m

Wide and smooth gravel roads with views across the plain from the high ground with a sighting of Stonehenge in the distance – this is gravel riding at it’s best.

Starting from Thruxton, we get off road almost straight away and a cheeky gravel climb before reaching checkpoint one at 25km for tea & cake. From here we head up to the plain for the best views of the day and a long gentle climb / false flat followed by a brilliant sweeping descent to checkpoint two for sandwiches. Then it’s a short spin home for a well earned beer.

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.

Bike & tyre choice

RIDE DIFFICULTY 3/5

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 2/5

PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 75%

The route is almost all off road on fairly fast gravel. Absolutely not suitable for road bikes, mountain bikes will be fine but a bit slow so we strongly recommend a gravel bike with around 40mm tyres. We have carbon gravel bikes from Pearson available to hire for the day. E bikes are not allowed on this ride.

start times

Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a 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

Mechanical issues and accidents

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

Kit list and pit stops

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

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Andover, Hampshire

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