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Southern Grit

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Gravel/CX MTB bikes | 1 day Charity Gravel Adventure | Fully Supported | 66miles/106km 

“Hands down the best off-road sportive I’ve done. Trails I simply didn’t know existed so close to South London. Challenging for seasoned riders but accessible for those new to the discipline. See you there again next year!” 

James K. London.

and I didn't have to bribe him! 

So grab your chance to explore some of the amazing gravel trails south of the river, the route is just over 100km, 65% of which is off-road over half of which is off-road on a massive assortment of trails, paths, tracks and quiet roads.

Quite apart from the fantastic riding, there’s the opportunity to explore some oft-overlooked sights from England’s oldest grotto, a medieval map to Purgatory and Epsom racecourse - there's something for everyone! 

Meet at 9 am at the Velodrome for coffee before setting off, there's a comprehensive feed station halfway around and a beer and pizza when you get back to the Velodrome.  

Ride Details
  • Date: Sunday 19th May 2024
  • Distance: 104 kms 
  • Climb: 1350 m
  • Percentage off road: 65%
  • Trail surface: Natural, Gravel, Cycle Paths,  Single Track
    What is included in the price?

    All rides are supported with 

    • Coffee and Croissant to get you going.
    • GPX route maps.
    • Feed station midway.
    • Pizza and beer when you return to the Velodrome. 
    Is this ride for me? 

    Ideal for riders with some off-road experience and reasonable fitness looking for a challenge.

    Is my bike OK for this ride? 

    The route is best completed on the gravel/CX bike or a mountain bike.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 2 reviews
      Pete Owen
      A superb day out!

      An excellent day's riding! Charlie managed to put together a route that was mostly off-road, entirely on legal trails, of just over 100km, leaving from and returning to Herne Hill Velodrome.
      It helped that the weather was decent and the trails were nice and dry, but this route would still be fun in soggy conditions (just a bit slower).
      I discovered cut-throughs, byways and unknown bridleways I'll definitely be using in future, and there was plenty of fast, flowing singletrack and forest trails too. The support was great, coffee and croissants to start the day, probably the best-equipped mid-ride snack table I've ever seen, and pizza and beer at the Velodrome at the end!
      A really lovely day out, I'll be looking out for this next year.

      David Shelton
      Southern Grit

      Its gonna be epic!

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