5 events we hope to meet you at in person in 2022
Following on from our recent 8 Gravel events we're stoked about for 2022 blog we're absolutely stoked to confirm we’ll be bringing the GOOD VIBES and the BEER BAR to a mega lineup of gravel weekenders this upcoming season.
As well as our podium topping XPA watch this space for some sweet new brews we'll be launching at these events for all your post-vitamin G refreshment needs!
We can’t wait to hang out with y’all again in person, here's where you'll find us:
1. Battle on the Beach.
When? 2-3 April
Where? Pembrey Country Park, Nr Llanelli
First up, the UK's biggest off-road bike race. With a 3-lap 45km course consisting of a 5km of beach along Pembrey Sands, 5km of wooded doubletrack and 5km of singletrack this iconic event is part cyclocross, part gravel and part MTB. Throw in the 10km time trial night race and you know you're in for 100% good times.
All out gravel? Fat tyre? Monster cross? Single speed? You'll see it all at Battle on the Beach, so choose your weapon!
2. The Dirty Reiver.
When? 23-24 April
Where? Kielder, Northumberland
Kielder Forest dishes up a 200km route of some of the finest vitamin G(ravel) in the UK. With options for a Dirty One Thirty (130km) and the new Dirty Sixty Fiver (65km) all based on the Gravel Grinder format found predominantly in the mid west of America, it's no surprise this classic is considered a must do for so many.
We'll be rocking up with the Stohk bar this year, so we hope y'all will be more interested in getting in the après-adventure beers than getting in the post-ride zzzzzzzzs!
Joining us? Make sure you get your hands on one of our 'better than a medal' super special limited edition Stohk X Dirty Reiver SS MiiR Pint Cups here.
When? 22-24 July
Where? Machynlleth, Wales
The purple party is coming back to Machynlleth this year, and frankly we cannot wait!
Grinduro is billed as having the perfect party to race ratio. Last year it felt like everyone was adopting an unspoken strategy of getting the partying out the way on night one before a pedal was even turned. Such good vibes.
Grinduro is just what the name suggests: part Gravel Race part Mountain Bike-Style Enduro. One long loop of inclusive, dusty, dirty, maxin' and relaxin'! More than just a bike race. It’s a three day celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride, with excellent food, an impressive display of art and incredible handmade bikes, live music, camping, and a festival atmosphere. If you can't tell, we LOVE it!!
Read our 2021 post-event musings here...
4. Raiders Gravel.
When? 25-28 August
Where? Galloway, Scotland
A truly Scottish gravel adventure in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. 4 days, 3 stages, endless exploration...
With its rides and accompanying festival vibes, Raiders Gravel has the optimal mix of adventure, exertion, culture and relaxation making for what we believe will be an unforgettable cycling event in one of Scotland’s most beautiful areas.
Trust us, it's going to sweeeeeeet!
5. Kings Cup / British Gravel Championships.
When? 23-25 September
Where? Kings Forest, Suffolk
Back for year 2, and set to be bigger, more accessible, and all round even more rad.
Join thousands of riders in the King’s Forest, Suffolk to take part in the ultimate gravel festival. From Gravel Fondo and Gravel Race for the British Gravel Championships to live music and camping, this weekend is the ultimate celebration of all-things gravel.
We hope you find many many good reasons to soak up the vitamin G this year. Cheers! We'll see you out there...
P.S. if this all has made you thirsty to, grab your good selves a fresh pack of adventure-quenchers right here...
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