Newbury Showground, Berkshire, RG18 9QZ.
New for 2019 is the Orro GravelCat Adventure Ride, offering two routes that include sections on Britain’s oldest road, The Ridgeway.
The Epic (88km/55 miles) and Standard (70km/43 miles) routes both meander their way through glorious rolling downland scenery, pick their way through and around ancient woodlands, negotiate sunken lanes and bridleways and pass through charming “stuck in time” villages complete with timber-framed buildings and thatched roofed cottages.
The Epic route passes close by the prehistoric Uffington White Horse and the Iron Age Uffington Castles sites so If you haven’t visited these sites before, then do take the opportunity to take a look.
The Epic route has 12 off-road sectors totalling 55kms (62.5%) of the route’s total distance and the Standard route has 10 off-road sectors totalling 41kms (58%) of the route’s total distance.
So, although relatively short, with such high percentages of each route off road and on a variety of trails and trail surfaces, both routes offer a challenge for all levels of riders.
The underlying surfaces are predominantly chalk and clay embedded with sharp flints. These can be hard, unyielding and dusty when dry and very slippery when wet. Tyre choice and pressures will be key, especially for cross bike riders.
Facilities and parking, Mechanical support, Medical support, Full route marking, 3rd Party Rider public liability insurance, Feed Stops, Energy food and drink, Electronic chip timing, Web results service, Online certificates, Finisher medal, On site catering, Pick-up wagons, Photos by SportivePhoto
I'm for bollards on the traditional Redway Spacing, which is just fine. ie narrow - bollard - wide - bollard - narrow.
Isn't Brigg where Falcon bikes came from originally?
In the same way that letting the tyres down for short periods doesn't damage the tyres?
+1 for Ride With GPS.
At least I have no preference or prejudice, I don't seem to be able to comment without perce or clem shaped shadows. Which is a compliment I guess....
Just hoppit with your humour.
Oh no, helmets again...
Something there is which doesn't love a planter... the one just up the hill from it was trashed time back. Not sure if this one has been...
very happy with my Velovault 2. Easy to pack, with plenty of space for a larger frame. The customer service was excellent too