The Pearson Inside Out Gravel Series is back this November for another cracking South London Loop. Book your spot at the bottom of the page for £20, proceeds go to our two excellent mental health charities. The object of the Pearson Inside Out Gravel Series is to introduce and enjoy outstanding gravel riding, which exists in and around London! We also aim to highlight the benefits of cycling to our mental wellbeing. Riding on gravel helps to immerse riders amongst natural environments, into cleaner air and on to quieter byways, providing great headspace and a wealth of comradery between fellow riders.
Distance: 52km | Elevation: 310m
Ride Difficulty 2/5
Technical Difficulty 2/5
Percentage of Route Off Road 80%
Bike & Tyre Choice: The route is 50% on quiet lanes and 50% on gravel tracks through parks & commons. It is designed for gravel bikes, a mountain bike will be fine on the off road sections but obviously slower on the tarmac. Road bikes are not suitable.
Countdown to November 13th
– Discover new off road routes in SW & S London
– Hire a Wahoo Roam or Bolt for the day
– Feed stop half way round
– Social drink at the finish
East Sheen: 52km, 310m
Starting from Pearson Cycles in East Sheen, this circular route heads south through the parks and onto the main off road sections of the route including Esher Common, Ashtead & Epsom Common before heading home along the river & parks. The route is not marked and for those who are not digital yet, we will be supplying the chance when entering online for the first 40 riders to borrow a new Wahoo GPS for the ride. Riders who are not equipped with the digital route will be unable to follow the course.
Physical Difficulty: 1/5
What type of bike should I ride?
This route is ideal for gravel bikes. A mountain bike would be fine on the commons but slow on the lanes. Road bikes are not suitable for this ride. We have carbon gravel bikes from Pearson available to hire for the day. E bikes are not allowed on this ride.
How do I find out my start time?
Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a 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 at Pearson Cycles in East Sheen. You can choose a start between 8am and 9.30am. The nearest train station is Mortlake. There are toilets available at the start.
What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?
We have first aiders & mechanics at the feed stop.
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 stop has 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.
New To Gravel Riding?
Rent a Pearson Off Grid bike (£49)
Available in all sizes
Mechanics on hand for bike fitting
Pre ride briefing
Packing List emailed when you book