Wiggle South Downs Sting CX Sportive
11th April 2018, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire

Full and final course details for the South Downs Gravelcross CX will be announced next week, but in the mean time, we have a preview of the ride finish – Butser Hill, one of the most flat-out, fun descents in the country! If ever a ride was going to deliver you to the finish line with a big, stupid grin on your face, it’s this one! Check out our new video, below!

QE Park (South Downs), 9th April 2017

Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean, PO8 0QE

From it’s base at the foot of the mighty Butser Hill, right on the South Downs Way, the South Downs Gravelcross CX is a fantastic addition to the CX calendar!

The South Downs Gravelcross is an awesome ride! Chopping and changing between winding tarmac lanes, tracks and bridleways, and featuring sections of the iconic South Downs Way, it’s the ideal early spring outing. The course variety will keep you on your toes, the backdrop will keep you inspired, and we will keep you fuelled and on track with the full package of organisation and support that you can rely on at CX Sportive events!


65, 50 & 40km course options.

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Event Times
Registration Opens 8:00am
First Ride Start 8:30am (9:00am 40km)
Last Ride Start 9:30am (10:00am 40km)
Event Centre Closes 4:00pm

South Downs Gravelcross CX route profiles

Route Distance Climbing
Full 72km 1,530m
Mid 56km 1,220m
Short 42km 970km


Under 16s can enter free!

We require that under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the ride, and that a junior riders parent or guardian gives permission for the junior rider takes part, based on their (the parent or guardian’s) good judgement of the junior rider’s ability to successfully complete the ride. Unaccompanied juniors may be refused participation in the event. If you want any advice about the events to help you decide whether they a right for juniors in your group, we’re happy to discuss it with you. You will find an option to add junior riders to your own entry on the event entry form.