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Rough Ride Gravel Challenge, Spring 2021

This event, isn't really an event as such. It's simply a fantastic opportunity to test yourself on a pre-planned route of around 40 miles on the best mixed terrain than Cannock Chase & the surrounding areas of South Staffordshire & Shropshire have to offer.

Roads, fire-roads and canal towpaths. The route is a a single loop that, at it's furthest, will take you approx 20 miles from the Milford start point.

Recommended Bikes:

  • Gravel Bike

  • Cyclocross Bike

  • Mountain Bike

  • Hybrid Bike

  • E Bike

Basic Information:

  • Date: (Bank Holiday) Friday 2nd April 2021

  • Only 1 entry per person permitted.

  • We plan a route on Strava taking in some of the local lanes / roads / hills. Expect a mix of on & off road.

  • You download the GXP file onto your Garmin so you know where you're going. The file will be supplied via email before the event.

  • You pick the start time based on what avg speed you expect to ride at.

  • You complete the ride and have fun doing so.

  • There's no need to sign-on on the day, just get going when you're ready.

  • Our Milford store is the official end point. There you can expect a warm welcome that includes coffee & cake should you want it.

  • Participation is totally FREE. It's open to anybody and everybody but please be mindful that you are out at your own risk. Run & Ride take no responsibility for you and your bike when you are riding the route.

  • Please don't participate in groups of more than 6. We are very mindful of the Governments social distancing guidelines.

  • When entering our store please make sure you sanitise your hands & wear a face mask, so please don't forget to put one in your pocket. We can supply face masks, but we only have limited availability. Hand sanitiser will be available at the front door.

  • Breakdown support is available, but only under essential circumstances.

Staggered Starts Times:

  • 9.00 - 9.30am - I'm just aiming to get round

  • 9.30 - 10.00am - I'll push on but I'm not fast.

  • 10.00 - 10.30am - Show me the Strava Segments!

Please make sure you book your place so we can plan for the post ride catering. It'd be rubbish if you couldn't get any refreshments afterwards because we weren't expecting you.


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Be quick tho, our 2020 event was full in 24 hrs. Enter here.

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