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Welcome to Gritopia our grit, gravel (or whatever you want to call it) adventure.

Gritopia will take you on a journey to many new places in 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.

There will be two course lengths;

  • The Long One | approx. 75km
  • The Short(er) One | approx. 45km

All you need to do is pick one of them… you can do this nearer the time – no need to decided just yet.

Any suitable bike will do. A dedicated gravel bike is perfect but a mountain bike will be fine too. We do however recommend leaving the road bikes at home, they’ll be a tad uncomfortable and the gearing might by unhelpful in places! Need a bike?! Our friends at Bspoke Cycles Peebles have the perfect gravel adventure bike to hire for the event – the Bergamont Grandurance. Oh, and at a discount too! Let the guys know when booking you are taking part in Gritopia and you’ll get your hire charge reduced from £30 to £20.

Gritopia 2019 Results 


“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, bananas and High 5 energy products
  • Event village with food, drink (including beer tent) and expo stands galore
  • TweedLove surprise swag
  • Personalised Number Board
  • Event programme
  • The best course medics available
  • Safety marshals
  • On site tech support
  • Instant results service

The small print

Riders must be 16 or over by 30th May 2020.

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We will send you all the details you need in the form of Riders’ Notes approximately one week before the event. This will include info on the final event schedule, registration, the course, facilities and much much more.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the event, refunds will be available upon request ( as follows:

– Over 2 months prior to event date | 75% refund

– 1-2 months prior to event date | 50% refund

– Less than 1 month prior to event date | No refund

Yes, please get in touch at to transfer your entry, there will be an admin charge of £10.00 per ticket. No transfers will be allowed after 18th May 2020.

For safety reasons, NO rider may use another’s rider’s event number without the permission of the event organiser.

Yes, if required a waist list will be in operation on this page

Unfortunately we are not able to offer the to defer a ticket to another event, however please get in touch at and we can arrange to refund or transfer your ticket (as outlined above).

Nope! All you need to do is show us your email confirmation. We’d prefer if you didn’t print it, every little counts!

Want to get involved in other ways?

Join us as a volunteer via our online application form. It’s a lot of fun (honest) and you’ll have Bike Valley’s eternal thanks!