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Kings Cup Gravel Festival

September 13 - September 15 2024
Kings Forest UK
Date Confirmed
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Distances: 40, 62, 78, 100km
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

Welcome to the King’s Cup Gravel Festival and British Gravel Championships.

Welcome to the King’s Cup, Britain’s ultimate gravel festival.

There’s no event like the King’s Cup and the 2022 event was a great weekend of riding, racing and fun, with two new senior national champions crowned and plenty of age group titles awarded.

We’re already working on the 2023 event and you’ll see the details here just as soon as we have them. But trust us, the third edition will be even better than 2022.

We’ll continue to host the British Gravel Championships and will return to King’s Forest, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. As well as the racing there’ll be enjoyable and challenging rides for everyone.

And of course we’ll have live music, food stalls, a bar and an expo, so there’s plenty to do for everyone.

If you’re checking the wonderful world of gravel for the first time don’t worry, just bring you MTB, the mixed terrain in King’s Forest means those flat bars certainly won’t be out of place.

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Men's and Women's Gravel Race (British Gravel Championship event)

The British Gravel Championship elite Gravel Race is the biggest challenge of the King’s Cup Gravel Festival weekend. And there is no other place to compete for the British Gravel Championship. If you’re looking to compete in the Masters Championship please check the next section.

All off-road, the race is held on hard-packed and loose gravel, grass, dirt and sand through Suffolk’s beautiful King’s Forest. The tracks are wide enough for bunch racing and overtaking, making for a dynamic day’s competition.

The multi-lap format will be retained for 2023, with details to be announced soon.

The Masters Gravel Race (Men’s & Women’s race) is perfect challenge for those looking to take on their fellow age-group competitors. With British Gravel Master’s Champions jerseys on offer in all age categories, this is your chance to show your gravel racing prowess.

Masters Gravel Race (British Gravel Championship event)

All off-road, the race is held on hard-packed and loose gravel, grass, dirt and sand through Suffolk’s beautiful King’s Forest. The tracks are wide enough for bunch racing and overtaking, making for a dynamic day’s competition.

The multi-lap format will be retained for 2023. Changes to the racing format will be confirmed in early 2023.

Gravel Fondo

The Gravel Fondo is like a road sportive but you’ll be riding on hard packed and loose gravel, grass, dirt and sand, with two distances available. 

Sunday is Fondo only day, with a 40km and 100km course, including mechanical assistance and food stops on the fully marshalled route.

The first-ever Gravel Fondo in the UK gives everyone, including those who have little or no gravel riding experience, the chance to give it a go and experience the beauty of gravel riding.

Who’s it for?

The Gravel Fondo is for everyone. Ride with friends, family, club mates or on your own.

Our new 40km sportive is aimed at gravel beginners, while more accomplished riders can tackle our long 100km route. And remember, we are mountain bike friendly!

We expect the Gravel Fondo to sell out fast, so don’t delay once entries open.

Remember, more competitive riders out there can try entering our Gravel Race!

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Kings Cup Gravel Festival

 

 

 
Start Located At: Wideham Farm, West Stowe, Near Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6HE
 
 
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Included

•           Fully marked route

•           Electronic chip timing

•           Number board

•           Event programme

•           Route map

•           Water/Food station

•           Mechanical support

•           Event photography (available to purchase via Sportograf)

•           Emergency support

•           Safety marshals

•           Officiating team

•           On-site catering and bar

•           Results service

•           Live Music

•           Parking

•           Podium presentations (for category winners)

•           Professional commentary

 
Facilities
Toilets
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Community
Bike Festival
Kids Fondo
 
Features
Course Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Aid Stations: 2