Salisbury Plains April 4, 2021

Date : April 4, 2021

Distance : 87km

Difficulty :

One of the best gravel rides of the year!

Ride past ancient forts & views

Delux feed stops & post ride pint included

April 4, 2021 : £39

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Glorious Gravel: Salisbury Plains

Date TBC
Please stay on the course as we traverse the MOD’s training grounds on the glorious Sailisbury Plains. The loop is primarily a mix of fast and rough gravel, and has almost 1,000m elevation for the whole route. 
Route highlights include the, the ancient hill fort at Bratton and a ridgeway section that takes you round the main military areas in the centre of Salisbury Plain. This is one of our favourite gravel rides in the country and a must ride for gravel grinders looking to get off the grid and see a new part of the UK. 
Beautiful countryside
Free pint at finish pub
Empty tracks by MOD grounds


Rent a Pearson Off Grid bike for the day £49)

Routes suitable for new & experienced gravel riders

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Pre ride briefing to go through any technical sections

Packing List emailed when you book

Route Notes

Event Director's Notes:

Starting and finishing in Thruxton off the A303, this 86.5km route takes us into a region without cars as we traverse the MOD training grounds. The route is rolling throughout on fast gravel tracks. We roll through the stunning Plain before finishing back in Thruxton. As with all gravel rides, we check the routes constantly as things can change much more than on a road ride. The final route is subject to change and will be emailed to you one week before the ride with a full ride brief.

Ride Details

Start Time : From 7.30am

Finish time : Between 12pm and 2pm

Location : Thruxton

What’s Included

  • GPX Files
  • Pre Ride Briefing
  • Two Feed Stops
  • Free pint or soft drink at finish pub
  • Ride marshals supporting you on the route
  • Finishers Medal

What's Included

GPX Files

Pre Ride Briefing

Two Feed Stops

Free pint or soft drink at finish pub

Ride marshals supporting you on the route

Finishers Medal



Ride Rules

Preparing for the Ride

Our events are open to all off-road bikes. While it is aimed primarily at Gravel & Adventure bikes, which are essentially fat tyred drop bar bikes, you are also most welcome on a mountain bike or cyclocross bike. We recommend a tyre width of 33+mm for most for our rides. 

What to bring : You will be further from van support or facilities you would find in most towns than with our road trips so it is advisable to take a little more with you. 

GPS device with route loaded , Spare tube or Tubeless plug , Pump and/or CO2 , Mini tool , Jacket and/or additional layers 

We will email you the GPX route & a full breakdown of the route one week before the ride. Our route director will then be at the start to give you last minute advice and tips. You will be asked to select a start window which we will then confirm one week before the ride to ensure you roll out in group sizes based on current restrictions.

More Reading

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The Glorious Gravel Series takes us on a tour of some of the UK’s finest gravel riding regions. For those more used to the road than the rough stuff, gravel riding is all about enjoying the surrounding and exploring new roads off the beaten track – obviously coffee and cake still feature heavily.  Our Gravel ... Read more

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New to gravel riding, hire a gravel bike for the day. See options in the checkout

4th Apr 2021
Glorious Gravel - Salisbury Plain £39 £39 Book Now
  • Introduction
  • Route Notes
  • Ride Details
  • Preparing for the Ride
  • More Reading
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