Chain Reaction Gritopia powered by Pirelli will take you on a journey deep into the valley hinterland, leaving the traffic far behind, and often far below you. Expect mile after mile of empty grit and gravel with a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up. The full course is approx 75km (TBC) but shorter options are always available.
Any suitable bike will do. A dedicated gravel bike is perfect but a mountain bike will be fine. Oh, and eBikes are welcome! We don’t however recommend a road bike, they’ll be a tad uncomfortable, prone to puncture and the gearing might by unhelpful in places!
“My 1st gravel event; Excellent route, challenging ride, stunning scenery. It was a great day on the bike!” 2019 Rider
What you get
- Fully marked route
- Course Map
- Electronic timing by SI systems
- Feed stations fit to burst with cake and High 5 energy products
- Event village with food & drink
- TweedLove surprise swag
- Number Board
- The best course medics available
- Safety marshals
- On site tech support
- Instant results service
About The Course – Map Here
The full course, including all three sections is approx 80km long with 2200 ascent. There are many opportunities to escape the route and return to Peebles Event HQ. The feed station is situated at the junction of Loops 1 and 2. You can visit it twice if you’re doing more than the first section of the course.
- Full Course (Loops 1, 2 & 3) | 80km/2200m ascent
- Loops 1 & 2 Only | 61km/1600m ascent
- Loop 1 Only | 47km/1100m ascent (earlier escapes possible)
More info about the course can be found here.