A Trail Break MTB Event

The Ridgeway Returns!

August 3rd 2019

The Ridgeway 100 returns! This fantastic kilometre century features an out and back format, using the very best riding on the magnificent ridge! Starting and finishing in the same place, there’s no return transport worries too!

NEW Ridgeway 50 option!

New for 2019 – a half distance option alongside the full Ridgeway 100!

Fancy a great ride without going the full 100km? We’ve added a shorter Ridgeway 50 (47km) option that takes you out to the feed station on the far side of White Horse Hill and back!

Ride 107k on the Ridgeway in a day!

 (or pick the NEW 47km short route option!)

The Ridgeway is Europe’s oldest continually used highway. Dating back thousands of years, this was a prehistorically important route, with many ancient landmarks along it’s length, and ending at the magnificent stone circles of Avebury (which predates Stonehenge by some 700 years!)

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Chilton School, Downside, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0PQ

Today, the Ridgeway remains a popular recreational route, and a fantastic long distance off road trail! Faster paced and less extreme than the South Downs Way, the Ridgeway is a fantastic gravel bike ride and gives you plenty to get your teeth into. The route keeps you high up and offers continuous sweeping views, with just enough dips and diversions along the ridge to keep your climbing / descending muscles ticking over! The surface only occasionally gets semi-technical, leaving you with 100km of very rideable trail to enjoy! It’s a ride that invites you to open up your engines, and test how long you can keep them running!

And we make sure that all you have to think about is riding. Our team have over 20 years experience running long distance off road challenges, and detailed knowledge of the Ridgeway itself. The Ridgeway 100 Century to the Stones is fully supported, from route marking to multiple feed and support stops, so all you have to do is concentrate on taking on this epic ride!

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.

Full Route

kilometres

  • Physical Severity 80% 80%
  • Technical Severity 30% 30%

Short Route

kilometres

  • Physical Severity 55% 55%
  • Technical Severity 25% 25%

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 90% 90%
  • CX (race style cyclocross) 75% 75%
  • MTB 80% 80%
  • MTB (29er) 90% 90%
  • Hybrid* 60% 60%
  • Road* 30% 30%
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.

Route direction – Chilton, out and back.

The Kilometre Century (plus seven): 107km

The Century to the Stones is a classic kilometre century; 107km and 1,361 metres of climbing in a single day, 85% off road on the historic Rideway.  Thre trail keeps you high on on the ridge for most of it’s length, giving you fantastic views to enjoy as the miles unfold. Mostly off road, the Ridgeway is ideal riding for fast MTBs, 29ers and even gravel/CX bikes. This is fast paced endurance off road, through one of the worlds great historic landscapes! A truly stunning summer ride!

100 kilometres
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Distance

107km (66miles)

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Start Location

Chilton, Oxfordshire

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Start Time

8:00am
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Finish Location

Chilton, Oxfordshire

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Finish Time

Estimated 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Chilton School

Downside,
Chilton,
Didcot
OX11 0PQ

Ridgeway 50: The Ridgeway Returns

47 km out and back
£32
  •  Included Event Support

  • 1 Feed & support station. (All feed stations offer, water, energy drink, first aid & mechanical support).
  • Rider timing by transponder tag with half way mid timing. Results posted to these web pages.
  • Multiple emergency contact numbers for our team made available for you to carry with you.
  • Mechanical support vehicles .
  • Route marked by the event Team and uses known Ridgeway markers. GPX route issued to all entries.
  • Book early! Entry price increases will apply in the final month of booking.

Event Logistics

Registration

Go to the registration desk on your arrival, where your timing chip on an ankle strap and bike numberwill be available to collect. Next, get yourself ready to ride.

Cut off & bail out points

Your big target for Century to the Stones is to complete the challenge. This ride should be acheivable by most people within the time limits, however you will need to be aware of your pace, and listen to advice form our course marshals. There will be cut off times at the points on the route, after which riders may be transported forwards to catch up time or (if they have not yet reached the return point at Avebury) instructed to turn back early, at the event organisers discretion. In extreme circumstances, very slow riders who are far behind the event schedule may be refused further event support and required to make their own arrangements to complete or abandon the ride.

Friends and family support vehicles
A good number of riders will arrange for friends or family to support them along the route from their own vehicles, and to collect them at the end of the day. We welcome friends and family support vehicles on the event, however, we will need them to to observe our guidelines to help the event to run smoothly. We will provide details of recommended rendezvous points on the course, with suitable access and parking. There will also be certain roads on the course where we will ask vehicles not to attempt to access the course, due to road width or parking limitations. This information will be provided to you well in advance to allow you to plan.
On the ride

Once you’re ready to start, report to the start / finish area with your timing chip strapped to your ankle. Listen to the short briefing and set off as directed. As you go along the route, you will find bright orange signs and ribbons to follow. These should guide you around the whole route, but use a map or gps if you think you have strayed off course or have a problem with the route navigation. There will also be emergency contact numbers provided to you. 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.

Event support vehicles & mechanical assistance
Our support vehicles will be traveling along the route on the closest possible roads, and will be equipped to help with mechanical problems and basic first aid. However, please note that getting assistance to any point on the Ridgeway may involve considerable distances and can take a long time. Riders will be expected to carry basic tools and spares, and a small, basic first aid pack. Your first and best option is always to fix yourself if you can; if you can’t we’ll be there to help.

2019 Results & Photos

Photos hosted on our Facebook page, here

Photos hosted on our Facebook page, here

Rider No. Name Category Bike Type Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
1 Ruth Abra F18-39 MTB Full 14.01 km/h 07:38:22
2 William Agnew M50+ MTB Full 16.50 km/h 06:29:05 Bronze
5 Richard Andrews M40-49 MTB Full 15.94 km/h 06:42:45 Bronze
6 Michael Ansell M50+ MTB Full 14.29 km/h 07:29:08 Bronze
7 Neil Armstrong M18-39 MTB Full 19.79 km/h 05:24:27 Silver
9 Nigel Ashman M50+ MTB Full 21.78 km/h 04:54:48 Gold
11 Dan Atkins M18-39 MTB Full 24.52 km/h 04:21:50 Gold
12 Robert Atkins M50+ MTB Full 14.16 km/h 07:33:21 Bronze
13 Chris Aulton M50+ E-Bike Full 21.21 km/h 05:02:40 Gold
16 Sam Aylott M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 17.63 km/h 06:04:04 Bronze
18 Peter Baird M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 23.27 km/h 04:35:57 Gold
19 Richard Baker M50+ MTB Full 21.82 km/h 04:54:11 Gold
20 Philip Banfield M40-49 MTB Full 14.46 km/h 07:24:05
21 Richard Barkwill M50+ MTB Full 17.73 km/h 06:02:09 Silver
22 Nigel Barrett M40-49 MTB Full 19.54 km/h 05:28:38 Silver
23 Andrew Barry M40-49 MTB Full 13.53 km/h 07:54:40
24 Nathan Bates M18-39 MTB Full 24.92 km/h 04:17:36 Gold
26 Mark Bibby M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 22.16 km/h 04:49:46 Gold
27 Helen Biggerstaff F50+ CX/Gravel Full 15.31 km/h 06:59:19 Bronze
29 Chris Birch M40-49 MTB Full 20.85 km/h 05:07:54 Silver
30 Dalziel Blake M40-49 MTB Full 15.89 km/h 06:43:55 Bronze
31 Susan Blandford F50+ MTB Full 15.05 km/h 07:06:32 Bronze
32 Duncan Borthwick M40-49 MTB Full 22.63 km/h 04:43:41 Gold
33 Steve Bottomley M50+ MTB Full 18.77 km/h 05:42:05 Silver
34 David Britton M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 21.57 km/h 04:57:36 Silver
35 Darren Brooks M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 18.59 km/h 05:45:22 Silver
36 Graham Brown M60+ CX/Gravel Full 21.34 km/h 05:00:48 Gold
263 Ivan Bullen M50+ MTB Full 14.44 km/h 07:24:37 Bronze
250 Keith Burley M50+ MTB Full 14.23 km/h 07:31:12 Bronze
38 Glenn Bush M50+ MTB Full 12.53 km/h 08:32:22
39 Katie Butler F50+ CX/Gravel Full 15.28 km/h 07:00:15 Bronze
40 Nigel Carpenter M50+ MTB Full 12.62 km/h 08:28:49
42 Mark Chillingworth M40-49 MTB Full 16.49 km/h 06:29:24 Bronze
43 Andrew Clark M50+ MTB Full 20.40 km/h 05:14:45 Gold
45 Stephen Clarkson M50+ MTB Full 18.08 km/h 05:55:03 Silver
48 Iain Collins M40-49 MTB Full 20.11 km/h 05:19:10 Silver
50 Wayne Cook M50+ MTB Full 21.08 km/h 05:04:37 Gold
51 Sam Cooper M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 17.98 km/h 05:57:01 Bronze
54 Ricky Crimes M50+ MTB Full 17.42 km/h 06:08:28 Silver
56 Dave Cullimore M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 19.97 km/h 05:21:32 Silver
58 Carlo D'ovidio M40-49 MTB Full 20.56 km/h 05:12:11 Silver
59 Ann Dallimore F18-39 MTB Full 14.55 km/h 07:21:19
61 Sam Day M18-39 MTB Full 14.55 km/h 07:21:17
62 David Demmery M50+ CX/Gravel Full 14.14 km/h 07:34:10 Bronze
63 Mark Dimbleby M40-49 MTB Full 24.93 km/h 04:17:34 Gold
66 Carl Ellis M18-39 MTB Full 13.92 km/h 07:41:13
67 Matt Ellis M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 24.60 km/h 04:20:57 Gold
258 Lee Etherington M40-49 MTB Full 14.44 km/h 07:24:33
219 Chris Evett M50+ MTB Full 16.72 km/h 06:23:59 Bronze
70 Stephen Fryer M50+ MTB Full 17.00 km/h 06:17:44 Silver
71 Dictino Garcia M40-49 MTB Full 14.60 km/h 07:19:44 Bronze
72 Matthew Garrett M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 18.21 km/h 05:52:37 Bronze
74 Kim George M60+ CX/Gravel Full 17.53 km/h 06:06:09 Silver
257 Paul Gibson M50+ CX/Gravel Full 21.77 km/h 04:54:57 Gold
75 Darren Giddings M40-49 MTB Full 22.63 km/h 04:43:43 Gold
80 Paul Goodman M18-39 MTB Full 13.92 km/h 07:41:13
81 Dave Gormley M50+ MTB Full 19.71 km/h 05:25:47 Silver
84 Mike Greaves M50+ CX/Gravel Full 23.72 km/h 04:30:37 Gold
85 Mark Grillo M50+ MTB Full 15.51 km/h 06:53:54 Bronze
86 Mike Hale M18-39 MTB Full 20.41 km/h 05:14:35 Silver
87 Antony Hall M40-49 MTB Full 14.43 km/h 07:24:55
88 Scott Hall M50+ MTB Full 21.04 km/h 05:05:05 Gold
90 Julian Hardy M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 22.38 km/h 04:46:49 Gold
92 Steven Hart M40-49 MTB Full 16.03 km/h 06:40:33 Bronze
93 Jeremy Hartill M50+ MTB Full 16.32 km/h 06:33:25 Bronze
94 Carl Aga Hassan M50+ MTB Full 14.23 km/h 07:31:04 Bronze
95 Andy Headley M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 21.40 km/h 04:59:57 Gold
97 Lee Hewitt M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 20.72 km/h 05:09:53 Silver
98 Allan Hey M50+ CX/Gravel Full 17.75 km/h 06:01:40 Silver
99 Tom Hickman M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 17.98 km/h 05:56:59 Bronze
102 Stephen Homewood M50+ MTB Full 21.78 km/h 04:54:48 Gold
103 Paul Hopkins M50+ MTB Full 15.56 km/h 06:52:31 Bronze
104 James Huddy M50+ MTB Full 14.37 km/h 07:26:44 Bronze
106 James Hunt M50+ MTB Full 20.14 km/h 05:18:45 Gold
110 Martin Jackson M50+ MTB Full 20.24 km/h 05:17:16 Gold
111 Julian Jenkins M50+ MTB Full 14.43 km/h 07:24:57 Bronze
112 David Johnson M60+ MTB Full 20.52 km/h 05:12:48 Gold
113 Martin Kearsley M50+ CX/Gravel Full 15.87 km/h 06:44:37 Bronze
114 Mike Kelly M60+ CX/Gravel Full DNF
115 Cliodhna Kennedy F18-39 CX/Gravel Full 25.94 km/h 04:07:29 Gold
120 Simon Laland M40-49 MTB Full 20.93 km/h 05:06:45 Silver
122 Jeroen Linnebank M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 17.79 km/h 06:00:53 Bronze
123 Christopher Linsdell M60+ MTB Full 15.17 km/h 07:03:16 Bronze
125 Mark Loughlin M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 12.75 km/h 08:23:29
126 Peter Lowe M40-49 MTB Full 17.54 km/h 06:05:57 Bronze
127 Diego Lusares M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 18.09 km/h 05:54:49 Bronze
253 Norbert Luvasiewiiz M40-49 CX/Gravel Full DNF
128 Brian Lydon M40-49 MTB Full 21.88 km/h 04:53:27 Gold
129 Andy Lyes M40-49 MTB Full 13.78 km/h 07:45:47
131 Gary Macdonald M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 21.58 km/h 04:57:32 Silver
132 Peter Maisey M60+ MTB Full 14.84 km/h 07:12:43 Bronze
134 Ben Marsh M18-39 MTB Full 23.15 km/h 04:37:19 Gold
136 Kieron Martin M40-49 MTB Full 14.54 km/h 07:21:39
137 Philip Matthee M40-49 MTB Full 14.08 km/h 07:36:02
138 Billy Mcclure M40-49 MTB Full 15.97 km/h 06:42:06 Bronze
140 Paul Mitchell M50+ MTB Full 14.23 km/h 07:31:01 Bronze
141 Geoff Mizen M50+ CX/Gravel Full 15.79 km/h 06:46:36 Bronze
143 Robert Moore M50+ CX/Gravel Full 23.00 km/h 04:39:08 Gold
144 Huw Morgan M40-49 MTB Full 15.12 km/h 07:04:44 Bronze
145 Alex Mulvenna M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 16.40 km/h 06:31:29 Bronze
146 Chris Newberry M18-39 MTB Full 17.99 km/h 05:56:52 Bronze
149 Corinna O'connor F40-49 MTB Full 16.43 km/h 06:30:52 Bronze
151 Michelle Ogilvie F18-39 MTB Full 17.07 km/h 06:16:02 Bronze
152 Ricardo Ornelas M18-39 MTB Full 23.58 km/h 04:32:14 Gold
265 Jonathan Packer M40-49 29er (MTB) Full 23.20 km/h 04:36:41 Gold
153 Al Parkes M40-49 MTB Full 14.67 km/h 07:17:43 Bronze
154 Graham Pavey M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 21.34 km/h 05:00:47 Gold
158 Jay Plumb M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 17.63 km/h 06:04:06 Bronze
159 Robert Pocock M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 17.99 km/h 05:56:53 Bronze
160 Nick Powell M40-49 MTB Full 12.53 km/h 08:32:13
252 Rachel Prybylski F18-39 CX/Gravel Full DNF
161 John Pygott M60+ MTB Full 17.62 km/h 06:04:20 Silver
163 Paul Rawsthorne M50+ CX/Gravel Full 15.71 km/h 06:48:44 Bronze
164 Rob Ray M18-39 MTB Full 17.00 km/h 06:17:42 Bronze
165 Gavin Rees M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 20.41 km/h 05:14:31 Silver
166 Phil Rees M18-39 MTB Full 24.19 km/h 04:25:24 Gold
167 Liam Reeves M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 16.79 km/h 06:22:27 Bronze
255 David Reynolds M50+ MTB Full 12.96 km/h 08:15:12
168 Alex Richards M40-49 MTB Full 17.16 km/h 06:14:07 Bronze
169 Danny Riddans M50+ MTB Full 12.53 km/h 08:32:26
171 Colin Robson M50+ MTB Full DNF
172 Annalisa Sarasini F40-49 CX/Gravel Full 17.64 km/h 06:03:58 Silver
174 Daniel Shearing M18-39 CX/Gravel Full DNF
175 Edward Sherwood M18-39 MTB Full 18.15 km/h 05:53:43 Bronze
176 Gareth Shilton M50+ MTB Full 20.24 km/h 05:17:12 Gold
177 Adrian Smith M50+ MTB Full 19.09 km/h 05:36:15 Silver
178 Nick Smith M40-49 MTB Full 19.68 km/h 05:26:12 Silver
179 Sam Smith M40-49 MTB Full 16.15 km/h 06:37:37 Bronze
181 Gregory Speakman M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 18.18 km/h 05:53:09 Bronze
183 Mark Staunton M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 21.34 km/h 05:00:49 Gold
186 Craig Stocker M50+ MTB Full 15.45 km/h 06:55:28 Bronze
187 Alan Stockton M50+ MTB Full 15.54 km/h 06:53:00 Bronze
188 Stephen Stubbs M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 18.70 km/h 05:43:14 Silver
189 Dave Taylor M50+ MTB Full 14.08 km/h 07:36:06 Bronze
190 Huw Thomas M50+ CX/Gravel Full 16.87 km/h 06:20:30 Silver
259 Paul Thomas M50+ MTB Full 19.19 km/h 05:34:35 Silver
254 Logan Thomson M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 19.47 km/h 05:29:47 Silver
191 Kim Travis M50+ MTB Full 15.72 km/h 06:48:31 Bronze
220 Kevin Underwood M60+ 29er (MTB) Full 17.77 km/h 06:01:12 Silver
192 Kerri-Ann Upham F18-39 MTB Full 22.26 km/h 04:48:23 Gold
193 Richard Vanes M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 12.97 km/h 08:15:05
194 Alan Venables M40-49 MTB Full 14.53 km/h 07:21:59
195 Tobias Vokuhl M40-49 MTB Full 22.39 km/h 04:46:46 Gold
197 Julian Wade M60+ MTB Full 17.95 km/h 05:57:41 Silver
198 Paul Walker M50+ CX/Gravel Full 17.04 km/h 06:16:41 Silver
199 Jeremy Wallis M60+ MTB Full 18.02 km/h 05:56:15 Silver
200 Harry Walton M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 24.59 km/h 04:21:05 Gold
202 Neal Watson M50+ CX/Gravel Full 15.68 km/h 06:49:21 Bronze
205 Tim Wellman M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 21.25 km/h 05:02:08 Gold
207 James Westwood M50+ CX/Gravel Full 15.28 km/h 07:00:11 Bronze
208 Mark Westwood M50+ CX/Gravel Full 17.08 km/h 06:15:58 Silver
209 Dominic White M18-39 CX/Gravel Full 17.70 km/h 06:02:47 Bronze
211 Eric Wilcock M50+ MTB Full 14.69 km/h 07:16:55 Bronze
214 Stuart Willis M50+ MTB Full 20.05 km/h 05:20:11 Silver
216 Daniel Wright M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 14.68 km/h 07:17:19 Bronze
217 Gayle Wright F18-39 CX/Gravel Full 14.68 km/h 07:17:23 Bronze
218 Robert Yates M18-39 MTB Full 12.97 km/h 08:15:08
17 Dan Azzopardi M50+ MTB Short 15.15 km/h 03:06:10 Bronze
28 Gavin Binmore M50+ MTB Short 12.83 km/h 03:39:48
37 Jon Bruce M40-49 MTB Short 20.63 km/h 02:16:43 Silver
41 Freddy Casallas M18-39 MTB Short 20.27 km/h 02:19:07 Silver
44 Billy Clarkson M18-39 MTB Short 16.43 km/h 02:51:41 Bronze
57 Dave Cullimore Snr M60+ MTB Short 15.20 km/h 03:05:35 Bronze
260 Andrew Dyson M18-39 CX/Gravel Short 15.98 km/h 02:56:31 Bronze
64 Benn Eldridge M18-39 MTB Short 16.94 km/h 02:46:27 Bronze
65 Julie Eldridge F60+ MTB Short 14.99 km/h 03:08:11 Bronze
68 Erick Feldon M18-39 MTB Short 14.03 km/h 03:21:03
69 Chris Franklin M50+ MTB Short 18.97 km/h 02:28:40 Silver
73 Greg Genna M18-39 CX/Gravel Short 18.06 km/h 02:36:07 Bronze
82 Lydia Gould F60+ CX/Gravel Short 18.53 km/h 02:32:09 Gold
83 Neil Gray M50+ MTB Short 12.79 km/h 03:40:34
91 Yolanda Harris F50+ MTB Short 13.17 km/h 03:34:04
96 Keith Heddle M40-49 MTB Short 17.73 km/h 02:39:01 Silver
100 David Hodgson M40-49 MTB Short 14.55 km/h 03:13:46
256 Mark Hoskyns M40-49 CX/Gravel Short 14.05 km/h 03:20:43
107 Melanie Hunt F50+ MTB Short 11.38 km/h 04:07:54
108 Nathan Hunt M18-39 MTB Short 11.60 km/h 04:03:02
119 Rad Kohanzad M40-49 CX/Gravel Short 17.30 km/h 02:43:03 Bronze
124 Boyd Loughlin MUnder 1 MTB Short 7.43 km/h 06:19:43
142 Edd Moore M40-49 CX/Gravel Short 11.80 km/h 03:58:55
251 Chris Mosier M50+ MTB Short 17.31 km/h 02:42:56 Silver
147 Svanhild Nornes F50+ MTB Short 17.29 km/h 02:43:07 Silver
148 Andy O'brien M60+ MTB Short 13.97 km/h 03:21:54 Bronze
150 Emma O’brien F18-39 CX/Gravel Short 11.80 km/h 03:58:56
155 John Penhale M60+ MTB Short 21.04 km/h 02:14:01 Gold
156 Bill Pewsey M60+ MTB Short 11.37 km/h 04:07:56
173 Chris Setters M40-49 CX/Gravel Short 15.44 km/h 03:02:39 Bronze
266 Richard Shepherd M50+ MTB Short 11.33 km/h 04:08:55
180 Tony Smith M40-49 MTB Short 13.95 km/h 03:22:06
182 Tony Spence M50+ MTB Short 12.83 km/h 03:39:49
184 Tom Stevenson M18-39 MTB Short DNF
262 James Thurgood M18-39 MTB Short 15.97 km/h 02:56:37 Bronze
203 Tom Watt M50+ CX/Gravel Short 13.94 km/h 03:22:22 Bronze
204 Stuart Wellman M40-49 MTB Short 13.95 km/h 03:22:08
206 John West M60+ MTB Short 15.29 km/h 03:04:24 Bronze
215 Steve Woods M50+ CX/Gravel Short 13.93 km/h 03:22:24 Bronze
261 Steven Zhang M18-39 CX/Gravel Short 15.98 km/h 02:56:30 Bronze
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