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MTB(+Gravel/CX)*

5 Jan: Shackleford Turkey Burner

Shackleford (nr Guildford), Surrey

22 Feb: Bramley Trail Ride

Bramley (nr Guildford), Surrey

21 Mar: Go Long! MTB Trail Ride

Duncton (South Downs), W. Sussex

25 Apr: Chilterns Ridge MTB

Princes Risborough, Bucks

2 May: Shackleford Spring Punch

Shackleford (nr Guildford), Surrey

13 Jun: The Ride with No Name

Priors Dean (Petersfield), Hants

7 Nov: Tommy’s Ride MTB

Marlborough, Wiltshire

(to be confirmed)

6 Dec: Dirty Santa MTB

Chilworth (nr Guildford), Surrey

(to be confirmed)

Gravel/CX (+MTB)*

24 Nov: Badlands Gravelcross

Princes Risborough, Bucks

1 Mar: Chilterns Wildwood Gravelcross

Woodcote, Oxfordshire

5 Apr: Iron Duke Gravelcross

Marlborough, Wiltshire

16 May: Battle Gravel 100

Winchester, Hampshire

17 May: Battle in the Bowl Super CX

Winchester, Hampshire

4 Jul: CX Century: South Downs Way

Winchester to Beachy Head

12 Sep: Ridgeway 100

Chilton, Oxfordshire

27 Sep: ChalkHeart Gravelcross

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Road

26 Apr: St George’s Sportive

Princes Risborough, Bucks

28 Jun: The Southern Sportive

Petersfield, Hampshire

Click here for our full calendar

Our events are open to all riders and kinds of bike! Events listed as MTB or CX are all open to any off road capable bike – MTB event courses are designed more for mountain bikes but are also rideable on gravel/CX bikes (care may be needed on some sections). CX/ Gravel events are also open to MTBs; mixed surfaces and longer / faster courses give you a great workout! We also welcome E-bikes on all of our open hill events events (which is everything except Battle in the Bowl). You can find specific bike information on individual event pages.

If you have any questions about any event, you can call us on 0118 988 6041.

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The perfect New Year ride!

South Downs Gravelcross, April 9th

November

24

2019

Start Time

8:30am – 9:30am

Finish Time

Event Centre closes 4:00pm

E-bikes are welcome at this event.

Tick the e-bike option when you sign up, and we'll put you in the e-bike category for the event

Inspired by the dark history of when brigands used to roam the Chiltern Hills, Badlands is an ideal ride for the dark, dashing and windswept days of November!

As we know from our now well established Wildwood event, the Chilterns are a near perfect mix of roads tracks and trails for CX/gravel riding. Badlands spins out it’s route a little further north,allowing us to explore some of the darker, grittier folds of this deceptively demanding range of hills.

While the Chilterns might enjoy a genteel reputation today, their hidden history recalls them as a hotspot of dashing villainy, and for awhile at least, the dark hills north of the Thames were justifiably known as the badlands. Coaches loaded with cargo from trading vessels that docked at Henley had to make their way through the wooded hills where robbers watched and waited. The truth of these robberies were usually far from the romantic image of the gentleman robbers we have today, making this part of the country a forbidding proposition for tradesmen and travellers.

And the very things that made this area perfect for highway robbery, make it ideal for CX/gravel riding today. The densely folded and wooded hills conceal a network of lanes, tracks and trails the wind and climb and fall continuously. It’s a surprisingly harsh corner of the home counties; where the crumbling tarmac on the back roads can prove perilous for skinny road bikes, but where CX or gravel bikes come into their own. 29ers and 27.5in hardtails will eat up the miles on the dirt, and the constantly switching surface provides an entertaining ride and acts as a great leveller between the variety of bikes on the route.

Princes Risborough School

Start Location

Princes Risborough School
Merton Rd
Princes Risborough
HP27 0DR

Route Stats

The lowdown on this ride in numbers, profiles and maps; where the route goes, where it hills are, how demanding it is and which bike to use.

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Physical severity

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Technical severity

Short Route

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Mid Route

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Full Route

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Bike Suitability

Which bike will be best or this ride? The Wildwood is open to any bike and any rider – but here’s our guide to which type of bike suits this course best.

  • Gravel / Adventure Bike 85% 85%
  • CX (race style cyclocross) 75% 75%
  • MTB 80% 80%
  • MTB (29er) 85% 85%
  • Hybrid* 65% 65%
  • Road* 45% 45%
Warning: This ride contains off road sections and rough surfaces. Only use road bikes that are capable of some off road. DO NOT use any bike you do not want to expose to dirt and the risk scratches or some damage. Only use a bike with strong wheels and off road capable tyres. Remove mudguards prior to the ride.
Terrain Split: This is a rough guide to the mix of terrains on this event. Figures may be approximate, and the exact nature of surfaces and conditions will vary within each of these categories.
  • Road 45% 45%
Predominantly B roads and smaller back lanes. Quality of road surface may vary greatly, and rough or broken lanes may feature as part of the mix. Busy or major roads are avoided wherever possible.
  • Gravel 35% 35%
Unmade roads, farm tracks, forest roads and broader, firmer gravel and dirt bridleways and byways.
  • Dirt 25% 25%
Dirt, grass and unmade bridleways, byways and tracks. May include less defined and semi-technical sections of riding.

Route direction – north loop clockwise, south loop anticlockwise

Riding the Chiltern Hills

The Chilterns are distinctive for their high ridges, dense woods and closely folded hills. It all makes for a tough but hugely enjoyable place to ride!

You’re at the eastern end of the Ridgeway here, and the ride takes you straight out onto that ancient trail before a brief clip thorough corner of the town and then quickly out into the countryside for the rest of the day. You’ll soon find yourself climbing, as the pattern of the day is established. The Chilterns don’t lie flat for long; the climbs and descents come in continuous succession. And as well as rising and falling, the Chilterns twist and wind too; long, don’t expect straight sweeps of terrain. It’s a mix that creates plenty of physical and enough technical to test and entertain you, all the while leading you through the sort of landscape that makes cycling good for the soul!

Event Logistics

On the Ride
Once you’re ready to start, report to the start / finish area with your timing chap strapped to your ankle. Listen to the short briefing and ride across the timing mat as directed. As you go around the route, you will find bright orange signs and ribbons to follow. At route divide points, you will find yellow signs showing you which way to go to follow the Full, Mid or Short routes. These should guide you around the whole route, but use your map if you think you have strayed off course or have a problem with the route navigation. There are also emergency contact numbers on the edge of your map. Ride safely at all times, and remember that you are on public rights of way and roads. This is not a race, so please ride appropriately, and be friendly and polite to other trail users you meet. At the end of the ride, pass over the timing mat once again, and hand in your timing chip. For those interested in there ride time, these will be available on the computer screen at the finish.
Entry on the Day
You can enter the event on the day, although there is a small surcharge of £3 (so pre entering is recommended). Just arrive before the end of the registration period and pay at the desk.
Registration
Go to the registration desk on your arrival. If you’ve pre-entered via the internet or posted your entry, you’ll have a timing chip on an ankle strap to collect at the desk. If you haven’t pre-entered, pay at the desk and a chip will be allocated to you. Collect your colour A4 map at registration also. Next, get yourself ready to ride.
Following the Route
Follow the orange signs and orange ribbons (you will shown samples of these at the ride briefing) regardless of which route distance you are riding. Everybody follows orange. At route divide points, you will see a set of yellow signs, with “Full Route”, “Mid Route” or “Short Route” written on them, pointing in different directions. At this point, follow the right sign for the route you are riding. Once you get beyond the route divide point, you will start following orange signs and ribbons again.

(Please note, in spite of our best efforts, signs can go missing or be tampered with during the course of the day. Make sure you pick up a copy of the route map at event registration, and carry it with you for use if needed. We also send out GPS files to all pre entries prior to the event, so if oyu want ot have the route on your phone or GPS device, sign up online now!)

Food and Drink
There will be food, water and energy mix at a feed station on the course to help you stay fuelled during the ride. Hot and cold food & drink and snacks will be available to purchase from the event centre before and after the ride. (Including our ever popular home made chilli!)

 

Rider Timings & Medals
Riders are electronically timed, with rider times displayed on a screen at the finish line. Gold, silver and bronze time bands are set as an optional ride incentive, and finishers medals are presented to reflect the time band you achieve.

PLEASE NOTE: rider timings are provided for personal interest only and time bands are an optional target that you can choose to ignore. This event is not a race. No winner is declared, and no status or prizes are awarded for ‘beating’ other riders. The ride time and completed distance for any individual rider is taken on trust and cannot be definitively verified by the organisers.

2019 Event Results

Rider No. Name Category Bike Type Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
123 Andrew Bagnall M60+ CX Full 18.52 km/h 03:46:49 Silver
4 Alex Ballinger M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 15.54 km/h 04:30:13 Bronze
5 Daniel Balthasar M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 19.13 km/h 03:39:31 Silver
8 Andrew Barrowcliffe M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 15.46 km/h 04:31:45 Bronze
11 Lee Beesley M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 13.59 km/h 05:09:08
13 Thomas Brace M18-39 Other Full 12.13 km/h 05:46:00
17 Jack Buckley M18-39 Other Full 15.72 km/h 04:27:12 Bronze
18 Bruce Caldwell M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 15.59 km/h 04:29:23 Bronze
19 Simon Carter M40-49 Other Full 17.59 km/h 03:58:43 Bronze
21 Rich Clark M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 16.05 km/h 04:21:39 Bronze
22 Danny Clayden M40-49 Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 14.15 km/h 04:56:54
23 Laurent Coleman M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 16.90 km/h 04:08:30 Bronze
26 Graham Crabtree M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 18.20 km/h 03:50:46 Silver
28 Drew Cunliffe M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 18.52 km/h 03:46:47 Silver
32 Joseph Dumont M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 23.40 km/h 02:59:28 Gold
33 Mike Edwards M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 19.66 km/h 03:33:37 Silver
35 Brad Farrer M40-49 29er (MTB) Full 15.63 km/h 04:28:39 Bronze
37 Barry French M40-49 29er (MTB) Full 11.17 km/h 06:16:00
122 Ed Gibb M50+ MTB Full 18.59 km/h 03:45:56 Silver
39 Richard Giles M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 23.40 km/h 02:59:28 Gold
42 Rob Gray M40-49 29er (MTB) Full 18.51 km/h 03:46:55 Silver
125 Charles Green M18-39 CX Full 20.08 km/h 03:29:08 Silver
117 Mark Groome M50+ MTB Full 15.33 km/h 04:33:57 Bronze
120 Clifford Henley M60+ Road Full 14.75 km/h 04:44:43 Bronze
48 Jim Hiatt M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full DNF
116 Andrew Hunt M40-49 MTB Full 16.20 km/h 04:19:14 Bronze
128 Marco Jardim M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 16.74 km/h 04:10:54 Bronze
54 Brian Jones M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Full DNF
55 Pawel Kedzierski M40-49 29er (MTB) Full 19.56 km/h 03:34:43 Silver
57 Stephen Lane M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 15.65 km/h 04:28:26 Bronze
59 Matt Lilwall M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 12.03 km/h 05:49:00
60 Josh Little M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 14.15 km/h 04:56:49
61 Jamie Lloyd M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 16.39 km/h 04:16:19 Bronze
62 Ricardo Lopes M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 16.96 km/h 04:07:42 Bronze
63 Reece Lowe M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 13.91 km/h 05:01:52
65 Roderick Macfadyen M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 18.45 km/h 03:47:42 Silver
68 Ollie Martin M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 15.06 km/h 04:38:52
127 Leo Martins M18-39 CX Full 16.74 km/h 04:10:56 Bronze
72 Darren Mccall M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Full DNF
72 Darren McCall M50+ MTB Full 9.93 km/h 07:03:04
73 George Mcferran M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 14.89 km/h 04:42:06 Bronze
121 Ian Meikle M50+ CX Full 18.59 km/h 03:45:57 Silver
74 Stuart Mills M40-49 29er (MTB) Full 18.08 km/h 03:52:19 Silver
75 Tom Newman M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 17.74 km/h 03:56:42 Bronze
76 David Peacock M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 20.21 km/h 03:27:51 Gold
78 Ken Peacock M50+ Other Full 13.88 km/h 05:02:31
82 Arjan Planting M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 21.93 km/h 03:11:32 Gold
118 Alan Porter M60+ Hybrid Full DNF
83 Steve Porter M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 13.84 km/h 05:03:27
84 Raf Postings M40-49 Other Full 13.89 km/h 05:02:28
88 Mark Prince M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 17.74 km/h 03:56:42 Bronze
89 Nick Reason M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 12.75 km/h 05:29:30
90 Chris Rouse M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 12.13 km/h 05:46:00
119 Darren Rowan-Waite M40-49 MTB Full 18.10 km/h 03:52:05 Silver
92 Sam Scott M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 15.60 km/h 04:29:17 Bronze
95 Nick Sinfield M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 20.33 km/h 03:26:35 Silver
100 Henry Syrett M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 14.88 km/h 04:42:10 Bronze
104 Crispin Towner M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 16.88 km/h 04:08:50 Bronze
105 Nick Tucker M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 15.16 km/h 04:37:04
108 Simon Warn M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 20.69 km/h 03:22:57 Silver
109 Paul Weal M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 20.14 km/h 03:28:34 Silver
111 Roy Whitney M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 13.84 km/h 05:03:27
112 Chris Williams M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 17.75 km/h 03:56:39 Bronze
113 Andrew Winstanley M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 20.06 km/h 03:29:24 Silver
Rider No. Name Category Bike Type Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
1 Andy Aguilar MU18 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 15.54 km/h 03:05:23 Bronze
2 Stephen Anderson M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Mid 20.50 km/h 02:20:31 Gold
3 Francisco Ary M18-39 Other Mid 17.47 km/h 02:44:49 Bronze
7 Stefan Barden M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Mid 15.26 km/h 03:08:47 Bronze
9 Rob Bates M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 13.01 km/h 03:41:18
12 Nick Bell M50+ 29er (MTB) Mid 17.51 km/h 02:44:31 Silver
15 Stuart Brooke M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 15.68 km/h 03:03:43 Bronze
136 Jonathan Cadogan M18-39 CX/Gravel Mid 12.41 km/h 03:52:00
24 Gregory Cook M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Mid 13.74 km/h 03:29:40
27 Martin Craig M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Mid 15.68 km/h 03:03:43 Bronze
29 John Danks M50+ 29er (MTB) Mid 13.81 km/h 03:28:31
131 Mark Deven M50+ 29er Mid DNF
36 Iain Fleet M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 15.54 km/h 03:05:17 Bronze
38 David Fudge M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 12.19 km/h 03:56:16
140 Lydia Gould F60+ MTB Mid 14.65 km/h 03:16:38 Bronze
41 Mark Gray M40-49 29er (MTB) Mid 12.18 km/h 03:56:27
126 Michael Green M60+ CX/Gravel Mid 14.44 km/h 03:19:24 Bronze
43 Richard Green M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 12.34 km/h 03:53:22
139 Craig Heaslip M18-39 MTB Mid 9.70 km/h 04:56:53
47 Allan Hey M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Mid 11.10 km/h 04:19:27
50 James House M50+ 29er (MTB) Mid 15.89 km/h 03:01:16 Bronze
115 Jo Hunt M40-49 MTB Mid 9.61 km/h 04:59:39
51 Kev Hunter M40-49 Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 14.87 km/h 03:13:38 Bronze
52 Scott Irwin M18-39 Other Mid 10.59 km/h 04:31:58
134 Arran Jacobs M18-39 MTB Mid 12.62 km/h 03:48:08
56 Siu-Yun Ko F18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 12.50 km/h 03:50:23
135 M Lewandowski M40-49 MTB Mid 14.62 km/h 03:17:02 Bronze
64 Gary Macdonald M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 19.68 km/h 02:26:19 Silver
66 Harry Malcolm M18-39 Other Mid 15.67 km/h 03:03:47 Bronze
67 Giles Martin M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 11.19 km/h 04:17:22
69 Wendy Martin F40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 11.47 km/h 04:11:08
70 Julian Matthews M50+ Other Mid 13.81 km/h 03:28:30
79 Mat Pearsons M40-49 Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 11.47 km/h 04:11:04
130 James Pengelly M40-49 CX/Gravel Mid 11.77 km/h 04:04:47
81 Andy Phillips M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 13.79 km/h 03:28:50
85 Gareth Pratt M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 14.73 km/h 03:15:31
91 John Royle M40-49 Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 14.87 km/h 03:13:39 Bronze
129 Mark Sempers M40-49 CX Mid 12.04 km/h 03:59:18
138 Gurman Singh M18-39 MTB Mid 9.70 km/h 04:56:55
96 Owen Smith M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 12.95 km/h 03:42:21
97 Kate Smoker F18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 15.56 km/h 03:05:02 Bronze
137 Hugh Stowell M18-39 CX Mid 12.85 km/h 03:44:08
98 Richard Sutcliffe M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 12.41 km/h 03:52:05
99 Robert Swift M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 12.41 km/h 03:52:04
102 Scott Thorn-Davis M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 13.88 km/h 03:27:28
103 Alastair Tilt M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 13.89 km/h 03:27:25
106 Andrew Walker M50+ Hybrid Mid DNF
132 Douglas Young M18-39 CX/Gravel Mid 12.62 km/h 03:48:09
86 Iestyn Pratt M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 14.74 km/h 03:15:24
Rider No. Name Category Bike Type Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
133 Andrew Daniels M50+ 29er Short 16.01 km/h 02:22:24 Bronze
45 Phil Hardy M50+ 29er (MTB) Short 12.02 km/h 03:09:37
49 David Hodgson M40-49 Mountain Bike (MTB) Short 15.05 km/h 02:31:30 Bronze
124 A Pearson M40-49 CX/Gravel Short DNF
101 David Taberner M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Short 13.58 km/h 02:47:50
110 Neil White M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Short 9.82 km/h 03:52:07
114 Samantha Wyness F18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Short 9.35 km/h 04:03:46

Band A (Male 18-39)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=22.13km/h (13.75mph) 3h 09m 2h 10m 1h 43m
Silver=18.51km/h (11.50mph) 3h 46m 2h 35m 2h 03m
Bronze=15.29km/h (9.50mph) 4h 34m 3h 08m 2h 03m

Band B (Female 18-39, Male 40-49, Male U18)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=21.02km/h (13.06mph) 3h 19m 2h 16m 1h 48m
Silver=17.58km/h (10.93mph) 3h 58m 2h 43m 2h 09m
Bronze=14.52km/h (9.03mph) 4h 48m 3h 17m 2h 36m

Band C (Female 40-49, Female U18, Male 50+)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=19.92km/h (12.38mph) 3h 28m 2h 23m 1h 53m
Silver=16.66km/h (10.35mph) 4h 09m 2h 51m 2h 15m
Bronze=13.76km/h (8.55mph) 5h 02m 3h 27m 2h 44m

Band D (Female 50+, Male 60+)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=18.81km/h (11.69mph) 3h 38m 2h 29m 1h 58m
Silver=15.73km/h (9.78mph) 4h 20m 2h 58m 2h 21m
Bronze=13.00km/h (8.08mph) 5h 15m 3h 36m 2h 51m
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