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22 Off Road Epics for 2022

22 Off Road Epics for 2022

Multi Day Rides

Epic off road adventures. A mix of camping weekenders and point to point rides with hotel stays. The world of multi day gravel rides allows you to properly escape, meet new people and ride the wild.

 

1. Isle of Wight Weekender
24th to 26th June
⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
2.5 stages of glorious off road riding on the Isle of Wight with two nights under the stars. Two main rides are 100km per day taking in the best gravel on the Isle of Wight. Ferry & camping all included on this  mid summer adventure. MORE INFO

 

2. King Alfred’s Way
27th to 29th August
⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
The classic off road loop in the South of England. Three stages, 115km per day through the South Downs, Salisbury Plain, Ridgeway & past the Thames. Optional hotel accommodation & meals. Luggage transfer included. MORE INFO

 

The North

From Cannock Chase to Northumberland, the North is packed with wild landscapes, warm welcomes, great music and amazing off road riding.

 

3. Sherwood Pines Gravel X
16th April
⭐⭐ difficulty
A beautiful 80km gravel ride in the East Midlands. Most of the route is on fast & flat(ish) forest tracks in the glorious Sherwood Pines. Suitable for experienced off roaders or riders new to the gravel and an ideal early season big ride. MORE INFO

 

4. Lake District Gravel Epic
2nd July
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty

One of the biggest off road rides of the year. From beautiful Coniston, the route heads over some off road climbs before dropping into the Grizedale Forest. MORE INFO

 

5. Yorkshire Dales Gravel Epic
7th May
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
One of our best & most remote rides of the year, the Yorkshire Dales Gravel Epic packs in beautiful back roads and some long, sweeping gravel sections. MORE INFO

 

6. Forest of Bowland Gravel Epic
21st May
⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty


Featuring one of the wildest gravel sections in England (the Salter Fell) and sections of the Pennine Way, this is a stunning northern epic not to be missed. MORE INFO

 

7. Macclesfield Forest Gravel X
14th May
⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
A mid may classic in Macclesfield Forest & the Southern Peak District. The route hits gravel within 3km and contains four long off road sections and three stretches on quiet backroads. Stunning views, varied terrain and some epic riding in the forest. MORE INFO

 

8. Peak District Gravel X
9th April
⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
Right in the heart of the glorious Peak District, this Gravel X takes in 85km of the best gravel and back roads getting you out to see a huge variety of terrain and landscape as we start our season in style. MORE INFO

 

9. Northumberland Gravel Epic
24th September
⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty

A glorious 100km loop in stunning Northumberland. Taking in a great variety of terrain and landscapes, this is the far north of England at it’s beautiful best. With a couple of punchy climbs and long, rolling sections, this is an idyllic long day out in early autumn. MORE INFO

 

10. North Yorkshire Gravel Epic
25th June
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
A glorious mid summer 105km gravel ride in North Yorkshire. Taking in parts of the Pennine Way and some of the best gravel in the north, this is a wild, remote and challenging off road epic suitable for one of the longest days of the year. MORE INFO

 

11. Keswick Gravel X
17th September
⭐⭐⭐ difficulty

A beautiful 80km off road loop from Keswick taking in Moors, Lakes & Forest in the stunning Lake District. Starting off with a beautiful off road section close to Skiddaw, the route skirts Bassenthwaite Lake before heading to through the woods to Cockermouth & a return around Derwent Water. MORE INFO

 

Wales

One of the most beautiful countries on the planet with stunning mountains, amazing beaches, rolling hills and brilliant people. Don’t miss our two Welsh rides with one more to come in 2022.

 

12. Brecon Beacons Gravel Epic
22nd May
⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty


Set in the glorious Brecon Beacons, this challenging 80km course takes in some smooth gravel, quiet backroads and punchy climbs with stunning views throughout. MORE INFO

 

13. North Wales Gravel X
30th April
⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
The stunning backroads & gravel trails of North Wales are the setting for this glorious 75km sportive. The route takes in some smooth off road sections around the reservoirs and through beautiful back country before hitting some quite lanes home. MORE INFO

 

 

The South

Massive variety from the beach in Somerset to the forests of East Anglia, each ride in the south gives you a unique ride on varied terrain including some glorious gravel 👊👊

 

14. Salisbury Plain Gravel X
20th March
⭐⭐⭐ difficulty

The gravel season starts here! Salisbury Plain is the home of gravel riding in the South of England with miles of fast, empty tracks & bridelway across rolling terrain. Ride this classic 75km loop from Thruxton, a perfect early season ride that’s challenging enough to make sure you know you have had a good day in the saddle but not technical and suitable for all riders. MORE INFO

 

15. Ridgeway Gravel X
3rd April
⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
A glorious 87km gravel loop through Berkshire, Oxfordshire & Wiltshire taking in white roads, quiet back lanes and the best section of The Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest road and one of the most famous Off Road sections in England. MORE INFO

 

16. Wessex Gravel Epic
7th May
⭐⭐⭐ difficulty

A west country epic! This relatively unexplored area of Somerset and Wiltshire is a must visit. The route is full of climbs that lead to long ridgeways with stunning views across Cranbourne Chase. The descents are generally fast and flowing and are a just reward for the hard work riding uphill. MORE INFO

 

17. Somerset Gravel Epic
28th May
⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
A glorious 99km Somerset gravel sportive with a whole lot of variety including the fast flat Somerset levels, the punchy Mendips and a 9km section on the beach. The perfect escape from the city and a chance to see a different side of this beautiful county. MORE INFO

 

18. South Downs Gravel Epic
9th July
⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty

A mid summer, lumpy 83km off road circuit taking in parts of the South Downs Way & quiet lanes around Lewes & Brighton. With a fully marked route, tasty feed stops & a social race village at the end, this is gravel riding at it’s best and the perfect big ride for the summer. MORE INFO

 

19. Cotswolds Gravel X
14th May
⭐⭐⭐ difficulty
Ride the charming Cotswolds. Taking in sections of the Roman Fosse Way and off road tracks in the hills including the Cotswolds Way & Monarchs Way, this is a great day on the bike suitable to new & experienced gravel riders in a lovely part of the country. MORE INFO

 

20. Chilterns Gravel X
16th July
⭐⭐⭐ difficultyClose to London but far off the beaten track, the Chilterns Gravel Xplorer takes in parts of the famous Ridgeway and the glorious hills in the heart of this region. Nearly all of the route is off road including some secret local spots & a few climbs both on tarmac and gravel. MORE INFO

 

21. Surrey Gravel Epic
30th July
⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty


An early autumn epic gravel ride. Take on the best of the Surrey Hills and the faster tracks to the West of Surrey on this 99km circuit. Starting from the base of Leith Hill, this ride includes four big climbs and some of the best gravel roads in the South East. MORE INFO

 

22. Essex Gravel X
17th September
⭐⭐ difficulty
The Essex countryside offers a surprising escape into quiet countryside and wide open green spaces that are ideal for exploring on a gravel bike. Our route takes in a mixture of small country lanes interspersed with hidden bridleways and byways as we ride on sections of The Essex Way and Flitch Way. . MORE INFO

 

And there you have it, 22 massive off roaders for 2022. We look forward to seeing you during the year. Check out all our rides & get in touch with us via email if you have any questions (hello@gloriousgravel.com).

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