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UCI Gravel World Championships 2024

Sat 5th and Sun 6th October 2024 

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Days

3 or 4 nights

By Qualification Only
UCI Gravel World Champs

From

£549.00

The 2024 UCI Gravel World Championships with Sportive Breaks

The dates for our tour are Friday 4th until Monday 7th October 2024.  Full details of the routes will be announced at a later date but don’t worry as you can already book your 2024 place on our trip now with Sportive Breaks. 

The 2024 UCI Gravel World Championships will be in Leuven, Belgium on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2024. You can qualify and try to win the rainbow jersey in your age group by qualifying in the top 25% at the Gralloch in Scotland or any other event in the 2024 UCI Gravel World Series.

The UCI Gravel World series is a series of qualifier events in different countries that allows amateur cyclists to qualify for the World Championship by finishing in the top 25% in their age category.  The UCI Gravel World Championships first took place in 2022 with a stellar field of pro cyclists sharing the start line with amateur riders. Check out the full list of qualifying events here: https://ucigravelworldseries.com/en/calendar/

The women elite race on Saturday 5th October 2024 while the men elite have their race on Sunday 6th October 2024. All races start in Halle and finish in Leuven.

Amateur and masters’ riders can race together with the pros. They start in later waves as they battle it out for a world title in their respective age groups. Women age groups and men over 50 race on Saturday while men of the age groups 19 to 49 start behind the men elite on Sunday.

Book before you qualify. 

Book your place now for the 2024 UCI  Gravel World Championships with Sportive Breaks. If you don’t qualify at your chosen qualifier event, then we will refund your booking free of charge until 10th July 2024. All 2024 qualifier events can be found here https://ucigravelworldseries.com/en/calendar/ The list of riders who have already qualified can be found here.  https://ucigravelworldseries.com/en/qualified-riders/

 

Sportive Breaks and the UCI Gravel World Championships

Sportive Breaks were the official travel partner for the 2023 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Perth, Scotland. Our host will be experienced race director Rowland Summerlin. Rowland was the race director for the 2023 UCI Gran Fondo Worlds in Perth and for the now defunct Tour of Cambridgeshire. He is currently the race director for UCI Gravel World Series event the Gralloch and experienced as ‘Chef de Mission’ for Team GB age group world championships. Rowland will again fulfil this role for Sportive Breaks in Aalborg, Cyprus and also in Leuven for the 2024 UCI Gravel World Championships. In Leuven, Rowland is on hand to answer all questions you may have on the world championships.

Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Share the same start line as professional riders: In 2022 and 2023 a host of top stars were on the start line in Italy.

Book with the local specialists : We offer the best support and have hotels in the best locations. Our team’s local knowledge and wealth of experience will give you an advantage over your competitors.

Guided warm up rides: Daily warm up rides taking in this beautiful area led by our ride guides with support van.

Mechanical support: On hand all weekend, our expert mechanics are there to make sure your bike is in perfect nick.

Chef de Misson: Rowland Summerlin will be there to support you throughout the trip. 

Discounted GB kit: We have partnered with Kalas to give you 20% discount on GB kit. *code will be sent after booking the trip. 

What's Included?

Accommodation

3* Hotel in centre of Leuven

Meals Included

Breakfast included

Mechanic

Mechanic available all weekend

Guided Rides

Guided rides with support van

Chef de Mission

Rowland Summerlin will be in Leuven for Sportive Breaks

Additional Extras - Transfer

Airport Transfers from Brussels Airport

Bike rental

Coming Soon

20% Discount at Kalas

Receive a special discount code to get 20% of Kalas GBCT kit! 

Packages and Prices

Join us in Leuven for the 2024 Gravel World Championships. We will have mechanics and support staff to assist you during your trip along with our Chef du Mission Rowland Summerlin. Stay for three of four nights at our hotel which is located in the centre of Leuven. 

Prices for 3 Nights are:

  • £549 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds)
  • £729 based on a single occupancy of a room. 

Prices for 4 Nights are:

  • £642 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds)
  • £904 based on a single occupancy of a room. 

 Included with your weekend

  • Stay at the Park inn hotel in the centre of Leuven
  • Daily breakfasts
  • All taxes are included
  • The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic
  • Guided rides
  • Chef du Mission – Rowland Summerlin 
  • Transport to the start of the race in Halle. 

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary

Day To Day

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Leuven today or make use of our airport transfers. We provide a regular service from Brussels Airport. We will welcome you at the airport and your coach will be waiting outside the terminal. We will also transport your bike in its box or bag.

Our hotel

The hotel is a 3* hotel in Leuven near the finish. Your stay includes breakfast. The hotel has secure bike storage and free Wi-Fi.

What about my bike?

Your bike can be safely stored at the hotel. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with building your own bike after travel.

Event Registration

You must register for the event and collect your race pack. The registration venue is at the following location : To be Confirmed

Registration is possible at the below times:

  • TBC

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel today. Please ensure that you arrive in time to check-in, prepare your bike plus collect your race pack and register for the event.

Guided Ride (for those who arrived yesterday)

After breakfast and any final bike adjustments, we will take you on a supported, guided ride exploring the course.

After the ride, please make your way to the event expo to collect your race pack and attend the technical briefing for tomorrow’s event.

Event Registration

You must register for the event and collect your race pack. The registration venue is at the following location : TBC

Registration is possible at the below times today:

  • TBC

From 17.00 – Riders briefing age groups world championships at Venue TBC

Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurants.

Getting to the start

As we are staying in Leuven, we offer transport to the start in Halle. Our team will be available this morning if you have any last-minute mechanical issues, or if you need any other assistance.

Getting back from the finish

The finish is in Leuven so near the hotel. It is possible to ride back after you finish but our team will be present at the finish should anyone require any assistance.

Start times in Halle – TBC

  • TBC – Women elite
  • TBC– Men 50+
  • TBC– Women Age Groups

Podium ceremonies at the finish – Women Elite

  • +/- 16.00 – Women’s Elite
  •  
  • TBC – Age Groups

Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurant

Getting to the start

As we are staying in Leuven we offer transport to Halle. Our team will be available this morning if you have any last-minute mechanical issues, or if you need any other assistance.

Getting back from the finish

The finish is in Leuven so ride back to your hotel. It is possible to ride back after you finish but our team will be present at the finish should anyone require any assistance.

Start times

  • TBC – Men elites
  • TBC – Men 19-34 & 35-39
  • TBC – Men 40-44 & 45-49

Podium ceremonies

  • +/- 16.00 – Men Elite
  • 15 – Age Groups

Post race gathering at the hotel. 

After breakfast, please check out of the hotel and depart. Our airport transfers to Brussels Airport depart after breakfast.

Strava Routes

2024 UCI Gravel World Championships 

 

More About the Event

Join the Sportive Breaks team and stay with us in Leuven for 3 or 4 nights at our Team Hotel. Your package includes all support and a guided warm-up ride from our team in the run up to your event. Airport transfers are also available.

2023 UCI Gravel World Championships

In 2023 the event was held in Italy. In the Women Elite category on Saturday, Kasia Niewiadoma took the rainbow jersey with an epic solo attack 20KM from the finish.

In the Men’s Elite Race on Sunday 8 October, the big names from other cycling disciplines like Wout Van Aert, Matej Mohoric , Cameron Mason and Florian Vermeersch were all there to battle for the finish line. In the end, Slovenian rider Matej Mohoric took the win. 

Each UCI Gravel World Series event of the 2023-2024 seasons grants qualification rights for the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships. Events Calendar available here. Based on the results of each race, the first 25% of athletes in each age group will be qualified for the UCI Gravel World Championships. The 25% is calculated based on the number of starters in each age group, and not on the number of riders having finished the race. In addition, the first three riders of each official age category will qualify directly for the UCI Gravel World Championships, independently of the number of starters in that age group. Riders must finish the race to gain qualification. The age categories of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships are: All rules are available her

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We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years. We are members of ABTA and ATOL so book with confidence.

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Logistics covered

We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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