We’re teaming up with Sigma Sport for a bumper edition gravel ride, taking the path less traveled from London to Brighton. The route features a mix of road, gravel and off-road sections all the way to the sea.
Date: Sunday 22nd October 2017
Time: Meet at 7.00am for a 7.30am roll out
Start from: Sigma Sport Store, Hampton Wick
Route: 100km off road
Return: There will not be transport provided back to the start
The route will be approximately 100km, and remember progress will be a tad slowly on gravel tracks, so bring some food to fuel yourself. Riders will be able to buy fish and chips at the finish.
We will ride in three groups – experienced, intermediate and social – each supported by ride leaders from HotChillee and Sigma Sport.
What bike can I ride?
A gravel bike (or adventure bike as it’s also known), compared to a standard road bike, generally has a longer wheelbase, with a taller head tube and slacker head tube angle. They are strong, comfortable and handle well on a variety of surfaces. Gravel bikes have clearance for a variety of tyre types and widths, allowing you to tailor your bike to ride on the road, off-road or both. We’re big fans of the Cervelo C5 which we test rode out in the Atlas Mountains earlier this year.
If you have a road bike with good tyre clearance and could fit a 30mm tyre then this would also be suitable. You could also use a mountain bike with less aggressive knobbly tyres.
Numbers are limited, so make sure to register now to avoid missing out.