Chain Reaction Cycles Gritopia

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


Riders’ Notes

Registration / Start Times

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. For 2021 there will be two course lengths to choose from.

Any suitable bike will do. A dedicated gravel bike is perfect but a mountain bike will be fine too. Oh, and brand new for 2021 – eBikes are welcome! We do however recommend leaving the road bikes at home, they’ll be a tad uncomfortable and the gearing might by unhelpful in places!

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
  • TweedLove surprise swag
  • Personalised Number Board
  • The best course medics available
  • Safety marshals
  • On site tech support
  • Instant results service

About The Course

We’re still confirming this year’s course with the relevant landowners and authorities, but it’s set to be a very enjoyable tour visiting some less-travelled corners of the Tweed Valley. This is a slower process than usual as we progress out of Covid, but the distance and ascent figures will be roughly inline with previous events. You can download all the info from the 2018 and 2019 events to get all the info and maps for those courses. Some sections of those events are likely to be repeated.

The small print

Book your entry with confidence.

If you’re due to take part in an event but have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms or have been asked to self isolate, you can submit a medical certificate and request a refund or transfer to another event for free (minus booking fee). Our normal terms and conditions apply for cancellations.

If the event has to be cancelled for reasons related to COVID-19, we’ll automatically transfer your entry to the new date or you can apply for a full refund (minus the booking fee).

You can get in touch with us anytime

Thank you for your support

Riders must be 16 or over by 12 June 2021.

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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 28 May 2021.

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!