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2017 Gravel Rush

Gravel Rush

March 05 2017
Clitheroe, North West, UK

Gravel Rush is an adventure ride that takes in a mix of paved roads, gravel roads and trails around the Ribble Valley and Bowland fells. Although the route is designed with Gravel bikes in mind, Cyclocross and Mountain bikes are also suitable for this event.

The moderte route takes in forestry fire roads on Longridge Fell and Gisburn Forest, with a few technically easier (blue graded) single track sections. If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, the hard route also takes you deeper into the Bowland fells via the Salter Fell gravel road. Full details of the routes, including GPX files and STRAVA routes will be included in you rider pack upon entry.

All profits from the event will be donated to North West Air Ambulance Charity. North West Air Ambulance Charity are proud to be the nominated charity for the ‘Gravel Rush’. NWAA is registered with, an online sponsorship website, it’s an easy, secure way to support your local air ambulance. Visit to set up your own personalised page and help us to continue to make a life-changing difference to those who need us in the North West.

There are 2 route options:

Moderate route - 40 miles with 3,600 ft of climbing, taking in two off road sections.

Challenging route - 56 miles with 5,600 ft of climbing, taking in three off road sections.

The routes for this even have been designed with a Gravel bike in mind. The route is also suitable for mountain bikes and Cyclocross bikes.

2017 Gravel Rush

Routes: 40. 56 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Start Times / Itinerary

Entry is on a first come first served basis - no entries on the day.

u18's can ride after completing a parental consent form.

Experienced u16 riders may only ride when accompanied with a parent or guardian.

Sign on opens at 8am on Sunday.

Riders off between 9 and 10.

What's Included?

-  Fully signed route
– Marshalled checkpoints
– GPX file & STRAVA routes
– Feed Station at Tosside
– Broom Wagon
– Mechanical support (Cytech qualified)
– Post ride refreshments

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Start Address: The Green Jersey, Shawbridge Sawmill, Taylor Street, Clitheroe, BB7 1LY
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