Whether you’re a gravel aficionado or new to riding off-road we’ve got a gravel expedition to suit your riding style this autumn!
After a week of priority access, places on both events are limited so you’ll need to be quick to secure your place on the start line.
First in the calendar is this three day epic where you’ll need the legs of a genuine mountain goat combined with well-honed technical off-road skills. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the seemingly low 179km/5573m over three days, every kilometre of distance and metre of ascent will be hard-earned so make sure you fit some low gears if you enter this one.
This event isn’t a race, as simply conquering the high altitude and high tech route will be challenging enough. That said, put a group of riders on a tough climb and you can be sure there will be some gunning for bragging rights!
Moving from South Africa to Spain we’ll be starting 2021 in the cycling Mecca of Girona before glamping in the olive groves of an ancient estate near Lake Banyoles, so expect to be truly immersed in this rugged and beautiful area.
This event is as much about soaking up the Catalonian culture, scenery and gastronomy as it is the bike. You’ll be expertly guided by local riders and the Hotchillee Ride Captains through maze-like medieval villages, across rolling farmland, through stunning valleys, out to the Costa Brava and, of course, up some breathtaking climbs.
Consultant with British Cycling and author of the Road Cycling Performance Manual. Lover of cobbles, gravel and Siberian Pine – not so keen on climbs! Nik is the author of all of the Hotchillee Training Plans, Zwift workout files and regularly posts tips and advice on the Hotchillee app. He’s also the evil genius behind the now infamous Hotchillee Gain Train.
Glen is usually behind the scenes making sure that the Hotchillee Ride Captains and event participants have fully functioning bicycles to ride but he occasionally makes an appearance in front of the camera to share his wisdom. If he’s not fixing or building bikes he’ll be out riding in #SweetSussex. If you want to know anything about Cyclocross, Glen is the man to ask.
Adele has worked within the health and fitness industry for over 25 years starting with a ballet and dance background herself, she has progressed to training and teaching all styles of fitness and offers Pilates, barre & yoga. As a keen runner, Adele appreciates the need for a strong healthy body and mind and incorporates many elements of Pilates, yoga and barre into her own training to ensure her strength and stamina remain.