The Rapha Festive 500, is an annual event and a rite of passage for many riders. I’m going to float the slightly controversial idea that doing it maybe isn’t such a great idea.
We aim to roll from the Old Hall at 09:00 for a lumpy tour of the Peak District including three National Hill Climb summits that culminates with an ascent of the infamous Winnats Pass.
The good/bad news is that Bamford Clough – the UK’s steepest road, is currently closed but we have managed to tag on an extra climb that takes you past the top of it.
With a route planned and led by local Ride Captain Jon, this sub-urban gravel adventure was one of the most varied and enjoyable gravel rides I’ve ever done.
We’re really looking foward to hosting the London Great Gravel Escape this month. With just a few weeks to go, here is some useful information to help you prepare.
Hotchillee’s dynamic duo, Jane and Charlotte, embarked on a stealth mission to recce Day 1 of the new LONDON-PARIS by Tour de France gravel route.