87km | 1500m
60km | 900m
An mid summer epic gravel ride.
Take on the best of the Surrey Hills and the faster tracks to the West of Surrey on this 87km or 60km circuit.
Starting from near Peaslake in the heart of the Surrey Hills, this ride includes four big climbs and some of the best gravel roads in the South East.
- Finish the ride with four punchy off road climbs in the Surrey Hills
- Smooth gravel on flatter terrain in west Surrey.
- Discover a different side to cycling in Surrey far away from crowded roads and angry motorists.
Included in Entry
15th June: GPX files and pre ride briefing video sent by email to each rider.
17th June – 7.45am: Ride village in Peaslake opens. Collecting your ride number takes approx 10 mins.
17th June – 8am to 9.30am: Ride start. We will give you a short ride briefing and set you off in small groups.
17th June – 6pm: Rider village closes
17th June – 7pm: Link to ride times & rider photos sent to each participant by email.
An epic 87km circuit in Surrey taking in both the hills and flatter parts of the county.
Starting in Peaslake, we have a couple of climbs in the Surrey Hills before heading to a fast section to Dunsfold and a section in the commons and woodlands. The last 20km home are back into rolling terrain back in the hills on some smooth gravel tracks.
Percentage of Route Off Road: 60%
The medium route splits from the long route taking the Downs Link and avoiding nearly 30km of rolling terrain to the west of the route.
The final 20km contains most of the climbing before a fast descent back to the ride village for a well earned beer.
Percentage of Route Off Road: 70%
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: The route is 60% off road on mostly smooth gravel so we would recommend a gravel bike for this ride. Mountain bikes will be fine but slower, road bikes are not suitable. E-bikes are allowed on all of our rides.
Tyre Choice: We will send an update on conditions closer to the ride. A 40mm allrounder gravel tyre should be ideal for this route.
Packing List: Bring equipment to be self sufficient on the route (inner tubes, sealant, multi-tool, pump or CO2 etc). We recommend a bell to warn walkers / runners of your presence.
Clothing: Likely to be good weather in mid June but the morning may be fresh so bring arm / knee warmers and a lightweight waterproof jacket etc). Helmets are mandatory, you will not be able to ride without one.
The ride starts and finishes near Peaslake in the Surrey Hills. 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 8am 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.