2020 Offcamber Gravel Fondo
UPDATE: Friday 4th September 2020
CANCELLED - Unfortunately it's not viable for us to run this Event due to a lack of numbers. Please accept our apologies to those who've entered and made plans, we will refund all Entrants and hopefully we can bring it back next year.
What's a Gravel Fondo? I hear you ask...
Inspired by the Italian Gran Fondo Rides, which loosely translates to 'Big Ride' Then add the 'Gravel' element with the mixed terrain - and expect exactly that!
Gravel Fondo's focus on Endurance and Reliability. As in you need to be self reliant, the route is NOT marked, you will need to be able to self navigate. You also need to be able to look after yourself and your bike but the main thing to remember is Gravel Grinding is supposed to be fun, so don't take it too seriously.
All Entrants will finish to a 'Post-Fondo' Pizza and a proper bottle of beer on their return. The Pizza is wood fired and cooked to order by Mario and Luigi at Chulli Wood Fired Pizza - Fantastico!!
Full routes to be confirmed but due to an extremely busy year we haven't had a chance to create an entirely new route so the course will utilize most of the 2019 route.
Sunday 13th September 2020
Start at: 0800 hours
Ride some of Dorset's finest tracks and trails, taking in the stunning views across the Dorset Downs and Blackmore Vale.
The route will incorporate forest singletrack, bridleways, by-ways and the quiet country roads, to link it all together.
Suitable for Gravel bikes, Cyclocross bikes and XC Mountain bikes.
The terrain will be mixed, expect plenty of climbing and descents. Please make sure you're fit enough to ride 130 challenging kilometres.
What's included with your entry:
A beautiful 100km route around the Dorset Countryside
We will email all Riders the week before the event with a link to the gpx file for the route.
A route card will also be available as backup, or for those who prefer to navigate with maps.
Half way point refreshments (individual pre-packed sealed bags)
Backup support vehicle
On your return to the Start/Finish Site you can claim:
A slice of Pizza freshly cooked by wood fire - courtesy of Chulli Pizza.
- A bottle of beer (alternative drinks also available).
Entries must be in advance, we cannot accept bookings on the day. Entries will close on 12th September 2020 at 1300 hours.
This is not a race. You will not be timed. You must wear a cycling helmet and you must ride safely and responsibly.
Free Parking available. On arrival to The Inside Park please follow the Event arrows and please don't drive into Campsite (unless you're camping for the weekend!)
Minimum kit Required: Helmet, front and rear lights, sufficient water, emergency blanket, waterproof jacket, first aid kit, phone or GPS for navigation, multitool, spare tube, tyre levers, puncture repair kit. Basically you need to be able to look after yourself.
Insurance: You may wish to sort your own insurance.
Refunds: No refunds, but you can insure your entry. Entries can be transferred up until closing date.
and remember... This is a Non-Timed, self supported, Reliability Trial