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The ridgeway

26 June 2021

In the week of the summer solstice make the most of the daylight hours and tackle what is arguably the toughest single-day event we’ve ever laid on.

The 135km distance with 1885m of ascent is challenge enough but, throw in the technical challenge of riding the country’s oldest road and you have a gravel adventure worthy of the most seasoned off-road aficionado.

As the sun rises you and your bike will be transported to the start line and then supported on this epic adventure by our most experienced Ride Captains, the Hotchillee Event Director and seasoned Hotchillee mechanic.

Riding from the stone circles of Avebury, Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in the Chilterns you’ll traverse chalk uplands, ride through ancient woodland and even skirt the PM’s back garden. Be in no doubt, that first sip of beer at Musette café as the solstice sun dips below the horizon will definitely be well earned.

Places are limited to 25 riders and open to Hotchillee Premium members only.

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135KM

Total Distance

1885M

Total elevation

1

Num. days

GRAVEL

Terrain

5

Fitness*

3

Experience*

*This is based on 1 being a beginner and 5 being an expert.

135KM

Total Distance

1885M

Total elevation

1

Num. days

GRAVEL

Terrain

5

Fitness*

3

Experience*

*This is based on 1 being a beginner and 5 being an expert.

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If you have any questions or just need some advice why not book a call with one of our team members.

ROUTE

Marlborough > Tring

 
The Ridgeway
 
The Ridgeway
 
GPX files of the route will be shared with registered riders.

PRICES & PACKAGES

INDIVIDUAL RIDER

£135 per rider

Only Hotchillee Premium Members can enter this event. If you are a Premium Member make sure you are logged in.

If you are not a Premium Member, join the gang with your first 30 days free. 

  • Transfers to the start line (from finish where parking is available)
  • Manned snack stops
  • Hotchillee Ride Captain support
  • Broom wagon
  • Neutral service 
  • Finish line beer and amazing food from the Little Viet Kitchen at Musette Cafe 
  • GPX files
  • Baggage transfers
  • Parking

Not included:

  • Alcohol or soft drinks
  • Insurance

ITINERARY

06:00: Meet at Musette Cafe. Day packs loaded on support vehicles.

06:30 – 08:30: Riders and bikes transferred to start line at Overton Hall.

08:30: Ride starts.

18:00: Beer and meal at finish line, Musette cafe (parking available). 

FAQs

No, you will need to upload the route to your navigation device before the event. 

Yes! Hotchillee Ride Captains will be on the route, and it’s pretty straight forward, but it’s best to have a GPS.

Riders with GPS navigation units will be able to download the route ahead of time. There will be Hotchillee Ride Captains on the course available to offer a helping hand, or contact the event organisers if there are any issues. 

You will need to be self-sufficient for large sections of the ride and each rider will need to carry spares and tools necessary to deal with punctures and mechanicals.

There will be support vehicles with mechanical support at key points along the way, however the route is not drivable. 

You must be 18 years or older on 26 June 2021 to enter.

A good level of fitness is required. If you are in doubt as to your fitness then we recommend you have a medical check-up before registering.

Parking is available at Musette cafe, or Tring is the closest station. 

We’d recommend a gravel/ adventure bike. Hotchillee Ride Captains will be riding the Specialized Diverge.

You can also join us on a Mountain Bike if you would prefer.

Yes! We recommend that all riders have public liability insurance.

No, finishing will be challenge enough.

Hotchillee Ride Captains will be on the route to help with light mechanicals, but much of it is not accessible by vehicle. There will be a mechanic in one of the support vehicles.

Each rider can bring one small backpack. 

Yes, the Hotchillee team will meet you at point along the way with substantial, fresh and wholesome snacks. 

There will be a support vehicle on hand to collect any riders with mechanical issues that can not be fixed on the road.

If Hotchillee cancels the event for any reason not listed in the conditions of sale, your entry fee is fully refundable.
If the event is postponed due to COVID-19, your entry will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you can’t make the new dates, you’ll receive a credit to use against any other Hotchillee multi-day or single day event. The credit expires on 1 July 2022. If you have not used the credit by the expiry date, you’ll receive a refund equal to the original booking amount.

If for any reason you need to cancel your entry there are several options available: 

  1. You are able to nominate a substitute rider for your entry (up to 30 days before the event start date).
  2. You may defer your entry as a credit towards another HotChillee event in the same or following calendar year (up to 12 weeks before the event start date).
  3. You are entitled to the following refund on your entry:
  • 17 Weeks + before the Event start date: 66% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • 13-16 weeks before the Event start date: 33% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • 0-12 weeks before the Event start date: 0% refund of the full entry fee paid including any extra services and upgrades
  • If you are not able to travel due to COVID-19 click here for our COVID-19 Guarantee 

To cancel your entry, please contact info@hotchillee.com

If you are not able to travel due to COVID-19 click here for our COVID-19 Guarantee 

SPEAK TO OUR TEAM

If you have any questions or just need some advice why not book a call with one of our team members.