Glorious Gravel

Lincolnshire Gravel Epic

31st August 2024 | Cadwell Park Circuit

Long Route

153km | 1360m

Medium Route

87km | 1020m

Ride Overview

A late summer epic in the Lincolnshire Wolds. This is one of our longest rides of the year with a full 153km long route in a beautiful part of the country. 



From the heights of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB to the flat coastal roads along the North Sea, join us for a glorious & varied day on smooth gravel trails, ancient Roman Roads & rolling farmtracks. 



This route has more tarmac than most of our rides but tons of variety with short road sections then short gravel / farm track sections. We expect the long route to take 7-9 hours for most riders  and the medium route 4-6 hours.


  • One of our longest rides of the year over a relatively flat / rolling route heading from the Wolds to the coast.

  • A beautiful varied route on Roman Roads, gravel trials and rolling farm tracks.
  • Ride parts of the Lindsey Trail.

Included in Entry

Fully Signed Route

Our team work tirelessly to create the best gravel routes in the UK. All courses are fully signed so you can just enjoy the ride.

Checkpoints with Proper Food

An epic ride deserves proper support. We have tea, coffee and cake at the first feed and sandwiches & crisps at the main feed. Checkpoints are approx every 30 - 35km

Accurate GPX Files

A few days before the ride, we will send GPX files for all of the route options so you can follow the course on your GPS as well as the signs.

Mechanics Available

At the rider village & at selected feed stops we have mechanics available to help with any bike issues. We also have spare inner tubes, CO2 & more .

Rider Support Vans

We are here to make sure you have a great day on the gravel. If you have any major mechanicals or need collecting, support vehicles are a phone call away.

Beer at Finish Line

You will be greeted at the finish line with a beer & food available from our food truck. Perfect to chat about your day with fellow riders.

Event Program

29th August: GPX files and pre ride briefing sent by email to each rider.


31st August – 7.30am: Ride village at Cadwell Park Circuit opens. Collecting your ride number takes approx 10 mins.


31st August – 7.45am to 9am: Ride start. We will give you a short ride briefing and set you off in small groups.


31st August – 6pm: Rider village closes


21st August – 7pm: Link to ride times & rider photos sent to each participant by email

Long Route

One of our biggest rides of the year!


Starting at Cadwell Park Circuit, this is a route of three parts with a start in the rolling hills of Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, then a long flat stretch to the coast & back and a final part back in the hills.


Our first 35km is a good warm up for the ride with some gentle climbs on a mix of tarmac & gravel. After a 3km gravel descent, we head onto the coastal plains for 45km of fast, flat riding with short sections of road followed by short sections of farmtrack / gravel.


At 87km we head back up into the Wolds and the last 65km is a lovely mix of gentle hills, rolling countryside and a mix of ride surface. Save some energy for a cheeky little climb right at the end!


Percentage of Route Off Road: 45%







Medium Route

The medium route cuts off 65km from the long route, most the flat section to the coast & back.


The route split is at 10km so you need to decide early which distance to do. 


Percentage of Route Off Road: 35%







Short Route

The short route follows the medium for the majority of the day but cuts off a section in the middle and near the end to make this nearly 20km shorter. With some nice variety on the off road sections & very little climbing, this is ideal for riders of all abilities.

Percentage of Route Off Road: 55%







Bike Selection & Packing List

Bike Choice: This route is a real mix of back roads, smooth gravel and farm tracks but is designed for gravel bikes.  Mountain bikes will be fine but slower, road bikes are not allowed. E-bikes are allowed on all of our rides. 


Tyre Choice: We will send an update on conditions closer to the ride. In normal conditions we suggest fast rolling or all rounder, 38mm to 45mm tyre width should be ideal.


Packing List: Bring equipment to be self sufficient on the route (inner tubes, sealant, multi-tool, pump or CO2, foil blanket etc). We recommend a bell to warn walkers / runners of your presence.


Clothing: Likely to be nice at this time of the year but could be fresh in the morning so pack accordingly (arm & leg / knee warmers, gilet, waterproof jacket etc). Helmets are mandatory, you will not be able to ride without one.


The ride starts and finishes at Cadwell Park Circuit. There is free parking onsite as well as toilets & refreshments. We will send the ride village address by email. 

Yes, e-bikes are allowed on all Glorious Gravel ride. These must comply with UK law.

We have first aiders & mechanics at the feed stops. There will be a phone number on the back of your ride number – call this if you need collecting.

Yes, we start between 8.30am and 9.30am and set people off in small groups so the off road sections are not too busy. Please come to the start line with anyone you want to ride with, we will give a short ride briefing and set you off.