TweedLove Gritopia

TweedLove Gritopia

Gritopia! Our grit, gravel (or whatever you want to call it), adventure.

*Entries closed. Limited tickets will be available on Friday night (28th April) between 4pm and 8pm in the festival village in case you missed the closing date.*

Gritopia Map, GPX & Rider Notes

Click here for the Course Map.

Download the GPX files here.

Click here for the Rider Notes – all the info you need.

The Event

The Tweed Valley is rightly famous for its MTB trails, but it also has a huge network of forest roads, old drove roads and trails which are perfect for gravel bikes. In Gritopia, you can expect mile after mile of empty grit and gravel with a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up.

Any suitable bike will do. A dedicated gravel bike is perfect, but a lightweight/XC mountain bike will be fine. Oh, and eBikes are welcome! We definitely don’t recommend a dedicated road bike, you and/or the bike might have a fairly uncomfortable day out!

“My 1st gravel event; Excellent route, challenging ride, stunning scenery. It was a great day on the bike!” Gritopia Rider 

What you get

  • The event is part of the awesome TweedLove Bike Festival so you can enjoy all the vibes
  • Fully marked route
  • Course map
  • Electronic timing by SI systems, with instant results
  • Feed stations with amazing locally-made cake and High 5 energy products
  • The best course medics & safety marshals
  • Onsite tech support
  • One week before the ride, you’ll receive ‘Riders’ Notes’ explaining everything about event day; from directions, parking and information about what’s happening in the Event Village to what to wear and bring on the day.
  • We’ll publish the route map once permission and authorisation for doing so is in place with land owners and all relevant authorities. As soon as we can!
  • On the day entries will be possible subject to availability.

2023 results

FAQs and T&Cs

Please find the Frequently asked questions here and Terms & Conditions here.


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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!