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Offcamber Gravel Fondo 130k

September 13 2020
Dorset, South West, United Kingdom

2020 Offcamber Gravel Fondo

What's a Gravel Fondo? I hear you ask...

Inspired by the Italian Gran Fondo Rides, which loosely translates to 'Big Ride' Then add the 'Gravel' element with the mixed terrain - and expect exactly that! 

Gravel Fondo's focus on Endurance and Reliability. As in you need to be self reliant, the route is NOT marked, you will need to be able to self navigate. You also need to be able to look after yourself and your bike but the main thing to remember is Gravel Grinding is supposed to be fun, so don't take it too seriously.

All Entrants will finish to a 'Post-Fondo' Pizza and a proper bottle of beer on their return. The Pizza is wood fired and cooked to order by Mario and Luigi at Chulli Wood Fired Pizza - Fantastico!!

Full routes to be confirmed but expect approx 130k but a faster average speed than the 2019 Event, so you won't be on the saddle any longer.

Sunday 13th September 2020
Start at: 0800 hours

Ride some of Dorset's finest tracks and trails, taking in the stunning views across the Dorset Downs and Blackmore Vale.

The route will incorporate forest singletrack, bridleways, by-ways and the quiet country roads, to link it all together.

Suitable for Gravel bikes, Cyclocross bikes and XC Mountain bikes.
The terrain will be mixed, expect plenty of climbing and descents. Please make sure you're fit enough to ride 130 challenging kilometres.

What's included with your entry:
* A beautiful 130km route around the Dorset Countryside
* We will email all Riders the week before the event with a link to the gpx file for the route.
* A route card will also be available as backup, or for those who prefer to navigate with maps.
* Half way point 'Feeding Station'.
* Backup support vehicle
* On your return to the Start/Finish Site you can claim:
* A slice of Pizza freshly cooked by wood fire - courtesy of Chulli Pizza.
* A bottle of beer (alternative drinks also available).
* A complimentary goody bag for all finishers
* Early Bird Entry - £35, available until the 31st July 2020 and £40 thereafter.
* Entries must be in advance, we cannot accept bookings on the day. Entries will close on 12th September 2020 at 1300 hours.

Further Info:
This is not a race. You will not be timed. You must wear a cycling helmet and you must ride safely and responsibly.

Free Parking available. On arrival to The Inside Park please follow the Event arrows and please don't drive into Campsite (unless you're camping for the weekend!)

More detailed route information will follow soon, such as the Route elevation profile and location of halfway point feeding station.


Minimum kit Required: Helmet, front and rear lights, sufficient water, emergency blanket, waterproof jacket, first aid kit, phone or GPS for navigation, multitool, spare tube, tyre levers, puncture repair kit. Basically you need to be able to look after yourself.
Insurance: You may wish to sort your own insurance.
Refunds: No refunds, but you can insure your entry. Entries can be transferred up until closing date.

and remember... This is a Non-Timed, self supported, Reliability Trial.

Offcamber Gravel Fondo 130k

 
Routes: 130 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 150
 
Start Times / Itinerary

2020 Offcamber Gravel Fondo

Starting from Blandford, Dorset, a 130 km circular route.

Sunday 13th September 2020

Sign on from 0700 hours

Start at: 0800 hours

There will be a halfway point feeding station and an Emergency Backup vehicle will be available.

All Entrants will finish to a 'Post-Fondo' Pizza and a proper bottle of beer on their return. The Pizza is wood fired and cooked to order by Mario and Luigi at Chulli Wood Fired Pizza - Fantastico!!

Full routes to be confirmed but expect approx 130k but a faster average speed than the 2019 Event, so you won't be on the saddle any longer.

 

Costs

Early Bird Entry - £35, available until the 31st July 2020 and £40 thereafter.

Entries must be in advance, we cannot accept bookings on the day. Entries will close on 12th September 2020 at 1300 hours.

What's Included?

What's included with your entry:

* A beautiful 130km route across the Dorset Countryside
* A route card will also be available as backup, or for those who prefer to navigate with maps.
* On your return to the Start/Finish Site you can claim:
* A slice of Pizza freshly cooked by wood fire - courtesy of Chulli Pizza.
* A bottle of beer (alternative drinks also available).
* A complimentary goody bag for all finishers, contents yet to be confirmed.

Prize / Race Categories

This is not a Race, all finishers will be rewarded equally (with Pizza and Beer!)

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Sign On Desk
 
Support for Participants
Route Card
Emergency Contact No
Marshalls
 
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Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: The Inside Park, Fairmile Road, DT11 9AD Blandford Forum
 
 
 
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Sep 13 2020 - EVENT: Offcamber Gravel Fondo 130k