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Ridgeway 100 Returns this August for MTB & Gravel

by Holly Blades

Trailbreak / CX Sportive are putting a new twist on their big Ridgeway 100 CX/ MTB event coming up on August 4th. The traditional 100km end to end format is gone, replaced by an out and back event which the organisers say cuts out the return transport woes of end to end events and creates a better ride into the bargain!


Co-organiser Martin Harrison explains, "We've run the Ridgeway in the past as an end to end century ride, in the mould of our South Downs Way CX Century 100 miler. But the Ridgeway is a bit of different beast - it's less well defined at it's eastern end, so we decided to concentrate simply on what makes the best ride and makes it as accessible as possible for riders to take part".

The solution to that was put the start and finish of the event in the same point at Chilton, near Harwell, and concentrate on the western end of the Ridgeway - the classic Ridgeway of open ridgeline trails, long sweeping views and prehistoric landmarks.


The route goes all the way out to the magnificent stone circles at Avebury village, where it turns you round to head back to the finish. To add variety to the ride on the return the route diverts onto a section of the Old Ridgeway that speeds up your return ride, adding some pace and superb, flowing gravel right when you need it!

The event takes place on August 4th, and features full route marking to follow, feed and support stations, rider timing and finishers medals and all the rider support and back up you'd expect from the most experienced team in the events business.

You can find full event information and sign up at cxsportive.com (CX/gravel) or trailbreak.co.uk (MTB)





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