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North Wales Gravel X

Ride Overview

Finish your cycling season in style at the North Wales Gravel X. Some of the best gravel in the UK can be found in the forests and lakes of this stunning region. Choose between the full 81km route or the medium 52km option and explore some remote riding in glorious countryside. The perfect way to finish your 2022 on the bike.

Long Route: 81km | Elevation: 1,550m
Medium Route: 52km | Elevation: 1,150m
Long Route Difficulty 3.5/5
Medium Route Difficulty 3/5
Percentage of Route Off Road 75%

Terrain & Bike Choice: The route is 25% backroads and 75% gravel trails om some of the best gravel in the UK. We would recommend a gravel bike with 40mm all rounder tyres, a mountain bike will also be fine but not as quick.

Countdown to the North Wales Gravel X

Ride Highlights

 – Stunning off road sections through North Wales back-country


 – Smooth gravel around Llyn Brenig & Alwen Reservoir


 – Perfect season ender with challenging 81km route or medium 52km option


 – Social drink at the finish village

The Route

Ruthin: 81km, 1,500m or 52km, 1150m

The route starts in Ruthin and begins with a 5km stretch on tarmac to warm up the legs. After a short off road section we hit the day’s biggest climb with fresh legs. The 3km backroad climb through the forest gives some great views as we get higher and from the summit we stay on the flats for the next 40km.

The long route then takes us around two reservoirs on fast, flat gravel with great views as the trails cut through the forest with the water on one side and rolling hills on the other. These are perfect gravel trails – remote, smooth and rewarding.

From the reservoirs we cut through the forest before a fast section on the road back to Ruthin for a well earned beer & some food. An 81km North Wales classic route 👊👊

Physical Difficulty: 3.5/5


What type of bike should I ride?

The route is 25% backroads and 75% gravel trails. We would recommend a gravel bike with 36mm+ tyres, a MTB would be fine but slower than a gravel bike.. E bikes are very welcome on our rides.

How do I find out my start time?

We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.

Where is the start / finish?

The ride starts and finishes in Ruthin. There is free parking onsite as well as toilets & refreshments.

What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?

We have first aiders & mechanics at all the feed stops and ride captains along the route to support.

What shall I pack with me for the ride?

You need to have a water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, coke, cake, fruit & the best tasting sports nutrition bars & nut butters from Outdoor Provisions.

When will I get my GPX file

Our local team do a final recon ride 1 week before the event and can make final tweeks then based on route conditions. We will then send out the route GPX within one week of the ride.


Route GPX

GPX sent to you a week before the ride with a full route description & packing list.

Feed Stops

We have feed stops approx every 30kms with fruit, cakes, coke, water, hydration tabs & tasty ride nutrition from the experts at Outdoor Provisions.

Fully marked route & timing chips

Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.

Race village at the finish

After an epic ride, grab a pint, coffee or cake at the end. Free parking for the day, toilets & bike wash also included in your entry.

Mechanics available

We have mechanics on site to support with any issues before & during the ride.

Additional information

Package Type

Private Single, Shared Twin


North Wales Gravel X


258 in stock

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