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!
“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.