Battle in the Bowl 2018
Cyclocross meets Gravel Racing in an Epic Showdown!
Hosted within Matterley Bowl near Winchester, the Battle in the Bowl features two hour races over a stunning four mile circuit, featuring flat-out fast gravel tracks, a breathtaking grass track climb around the rim of the bowl itself, a flying wooded descent back to the arena and over a mile of taped, technical classic ‘cross! 90% of the circuit will be viewable from the massive arena, making Battle in the Bowl a visually inspiring experience for racers and spectators alike!
Battle in the Bowl has something for all levels of rider, including, junior, open and elite categories, with a full day’s programme of racing!
£1,500 Cash Prizes + Blitz the Bowl
Prizes break down as follows.
(Product and sponsor prizes will also be given to other categories / placings).
Male & Female senior winners (Elite race): £300
Male & Female vet winners (Elite race): £200
Female & Female super vet winners (Elite race): £150
Blitz the Bowl (fastest racing lap): £100 (male & female)
*in the event of categories being grouped together due to participant numbers, the prize for the highest included category will be awarded.
Blitz the Bowl
Blitz the Bowl is a contest running throughout the Open and Elite races, with £100 cash going to the fastest male and female single laps of the day (in race laps only apply)! Even if you’re not in the mix for the overall one, everybody has one, big single lap effort in them – how big a mark can you make on your Blitz Lap? Pick your moment and Blitz the Bowl!
What a fantastic day we had for Battle in the Bowl 2017! Great weather, great racing, and all that fantastic setting!
Relive it here (or see what you missed) in the official video.
Elite CX Race
Open Category Race
Short course races for Under 16s, U14s & U12s
Trade & Catering Village
Check out stands from sponsors and local businesses, and grab a feed too!
Prizes & Podium
Free Rider Photos
Open WarfareOpen CX/Gravel/MTB Race
- Full Price £31 – sign up by Easter to get the early entry rate above full rate above.
Super CXClub/Elite Race
- Full Price £33 – sign up by Easter to get the early entry rate above.
Junior RacesClub/Elite Race
- U12, U14 & U16 categories & courses
(Based on 2017 event: 2018 updates may apply)
8:00 Registration Opens
9:30 Junior Race (all cats, 30 minute duration)
10:15 Practice & junior prize giving
11:00 Open Race (20 miles / 5 laps)
13:00 Practice & Open prize giving
13:45 Super CX Race (2 hour duration)
16:00 Elite Prize Giving
- Two hour Club & Elite Race
- Open to CX & Gravel Bikes*
- Podium & Prizes
*The Super CX race is the serious end of the weekend’s racing. It is open to anyone (it’s not just for top level elite racers) and on CX/Gravel style bikes (no suspension, 44mm tyre max on 700c or 29in, 48mm max allowed on 650b. Maximum bar width 600mm) and is intended as the more competitive option, so expect a full on race!
- 5 Lap (20 mile) race
- Open to CX, MTB, 29er or any bike you choose
- Singlespeed & Fat Bike sub cats
- ‘Bravery’ awards for most unusual choices of bike!
Open Warfare is racing for those who like to ride hard for the craic! Expect some frantic racing, but don’t take it too seriously. open Warfare is all about the attitude!
- Under 16, Under 14 & Under 12 Cateegory Races
- Reduced courses & race durations
- Podium & Prizes