UK Gravel Events


Gravel, CX, All Road, Adventure – ‘go anywhere’ is the new normal in cycling. CX Sportive events are the original mixed surface rides for any bike, any rider!


Next Event

14th April
Marlborough, Wiltshire

A brand new event & NEW course in the Marlborough Downs! Join us for the Iron Duke; a superb new addition to the Kinesis UK Gravelcross Series!

Welcome to CX Sportive

Cycling is changing! For years, it’s been all about what type of rider you were, what kind of bike you needed for what kind of terrain.
Not any more! Do anything bikes and a ride everything attitude are cycling’s new rock and roll, and that’s what CX Sportive events are all about!

All terrain, all bikes, all riders!

Where the road runs out, CX Sportive events keep going!

Join the Gravel Revolution!

Heard about Gravel Bikes, but wondering exactly what they’re for? The answer is – pretty much anything you want! A Gravel Bike is just a road/cyclocross style bike, redesigned to go further and faster, whether you’re on dirt, tarmac, grass, grit or, yes, even gravel!

It’s that simple, and so are our events! It’s just about riding, no limits, no preconceptions, just ride! And it doesn’t matter what you ride – the CX/Gravel revolution inspired us, but our rides are just as much fun on a 29er or 27.5 MTB, or even on your classic, old skool hardtail!

See our full event calendar here

10 Feb : Woocote, nr Reading

14 Apr: Marlborough, Wilts

14 Jul: Chilworth, Surrey

Sept 2019: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Nov 2019: Princes Risborough

Inside Track

The latest news products, ideas and articles from around the sport

Download the Badlands CX wallpaper for your phone

Motivate yourself for the Badlands CX, and make sure you don't forget the date by setting the poster art wallpaper as your home screen! Currently available in two sizes, for iPhone & Android. (Contact us if you need it in a different resolution and we'll do our...

10 Reasons You Should Be Riding CX This Winter

If you don’t already have one, you probably want a CX bike. You’re into bikes already (or you probably wouldn’t be reading this article) and CX’s are cropping up in every manufacturers range and under more and more riders everywhere you look. So, given that you know...

Wiggle sponsor CX Sportive for 2015

We are pleased to announce that Wiggle will be the title event sponsors for all official CX Sportive events in 2015. The newly named Wiggle CX Sportive Series starts in the New Year with the Wiggle Chilterns Wildwood CX on January 25th. The first CX Sportive event,...

The best advice you’ll read for improving your sportive performance this Spring.

The sun is out, and the new season is nearly here - so you're probably being inundated by good advice for how to improve your riding, fast-track all that training you should have been doing over the winter, climb better, recover faster and contort yourself into a...

TRAVEL UPDATE: Getting to the Woodcote CX tomorrow – Whitchurch Bridge closed

This is an update for your journey to the Woodcote Wildwood CX tomorrow morning. Whitchurch Bridge is currently closed, meaning that you won't be able to approach the event from the M4 junction 12 via Pangbourne and Whitchurch. if that was your planned route, you will...

Wildwood CX on the day entry

Advanced entry to the Wildwood CX Sportive at Woodcote this Sunday (26th Jan) is now closed, but you can still enter on the day at event registration. On the day prices are £2 extra to advance booking prices.

Entry system maintenance: Thurs Dec 19th

Due to essential server maintenance, you may find that our online event entry forms are not available during the day today (Thurday 19th December). We apologise for this inconvenience, but expect all forms to be working again by this evening.

May 18th: New Date for 2014 Great Western Sportive

The Great Western Sportive has a new date for 2014, moving from it's traditional June date to the 18th May. The Swindon based event takes riders through the beautiful Wiltshire Downs, and past a host of ancient monuments including Avebury's standing stones, White...

Revised, more winter friendly course for Salisbury Saxon CX

The stunning terrain of the Saxon CX   The CX Sportive season begins this month, with the third outing of the Salisbury Saxon CX on November 24th. CX Sportives mix different surfaces throughout their course to create a varied, well paced and rideable experience that...

2013-14 events now open for booking!

Our first new season events are now open for booking! All of our old favourites are back for the 2013-14 season, and the Salisbury Saxon, Woodcote Wildwood and South Downs Sting are now open for entry.Salisbury Saxon CX - Nov 24thWoodcote Wildwood CX - Jan 26thSouth...

Ultimate Gravel Challenges

Take on our epic CX Century rides on two of the UK’s most famous long distance trails: The South Downs Way and Ridgeway!

6th July 2019

The first South Downs Way event for gravel bikes! Take on the ultimate challenge on CX or MTB!

3rd Aug 2019

The first South Downs Way event for gravel bikes! Take on the ultimate challenge on CX or MTB!

Battle in the Bowl Super CX

Returns May 2019

A fantastic 2 hour Super CX race in a truly spectacular setting!

Elite & Open races, all categories including juniors