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Part of the Battle in the Bowl weekend!

Take a look too at Battle in the Bowl Super CX – an epic day of racing on Sunday 23rd May!

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May

21

2022

May

21

2022

Start Time

8:30am – 9:00am

Finish Time

Event Centre closes 4:00pm

NEW FOR 2021: Gravel Race category with timed stage sections on the Battle in the Bowl race circuit!

The Battle Gravel 100 comes to the Battle in the Bowl Super CX weekend! This is an open hill event, separate to the Sunday race programme, that takes you on a fantastic 100km (or 66 or 33km) open hill ride on the South Downs; starting & finishing on and passing through the Battle in the Bowl race circuit as you take on one, two or three laps of the 33km course!

The Battle Gravel 100 is a dirt track celebration of the stunning countryside at the Winchester end of the South Downs! Starting in the stunning Matterley Bowl and including up to three laps of the private Battle in the Bowl race circuit itself, the route leads you out onto the South Downs Way to lead you into a deeper exploration of this fantastic area!

The route option you choose will cover one, two or three laps of the Battle Gravel course, and you’ll finish each lap on the Battle in the Bowl race circuit in the magnificent Matterley Bowl (which you can’t ride any other time of the year!) where a feed and support station awaits to top you up before your next lap!

You can ride Battle Gravel on it’s own, but why not make a weekend of it? Ride one of the shorter distances as a warm up to your race on Sunday, or ride the full 100, camp over and watch the racing the next day – make the most of a great weekend!

Start Time

8:30am – 9:00am

Finish Time

Event Centre closes 4:00pm

Start Location

Matterley Bowl,
Winchester
 

Route Stats

The lowdown on this ride in numbers, profiles and maps; where the route goes, where the hills are, how demanding it is and which bike to use.

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Physical severity

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Technical severity

Short Route

Mid Route

Full Route

Bike Suitability

Which bike will be best or this ride? The Wildwood is open to any bike and any rider – but here’s our guide to which type of bike suits this course best.

  • Gravel / Adventure Bike 90% 90%
  • CX (race style cyclocross) 80% 80%
  • MTB 85% 85%
  • MTB (29er) 90% 90%
  • Hybrid* 65% 65%
  • Road* 45% 45%

Warning: This ride contains off road sections and rough surfaces. Only use road bikes that are capable of some off road. DO NOT use any bike you do not want to expose to dirt and the risk scratches or some damage. Only use a bike with strong wheels and off road capable tyres. Remove mudguards prior to the ride.

Chain Reaction Cycles

Riding the Winchester Downs

This is where the South Downs Way starts it’s journey eastwards, but there’s a lot more to this ride than just it’s most famous trail!

The route uses the SDW to give you plenty of open, hilly chalk/gravel trail, mixes in loops off of the Downs ridge to create variety and work you through this gorgeous National Park landscape. Plenty off road content is connected by quiet country lanes that give you an opportunity to spin your legs out before you hit the dirt again. The east and west end of the loop have subtly different characters, as the South Downs get into their stride, meaning by the time you return to the beautiful Meon Valley setting of the ride base, you’ll feel you’ve really been somewhere! your legs will tell you too; the hills don’t pull their punches around here!

2021 Results

Pos.No.NameRace TimeCategory
1A16Glyn Griffiths0h 31m 46sM40-49 R
2A43Charles Stockman0h 32m 12sM18-39 R
3A3Will Baker0h 32m 56sM40-49 R
4A12Bryce Dyer0h 33m 01sM40-49 R
5A25David Kift0h 34m 59sM40-49 R
6A52Justin Gage0h 35m 10sM40-49 R
7A52Graham Crabtree0h 35m 10sM40-49 R
8A51Steven Woodbridge0h 36m 28sM40-49 R
9A1Dylan Baker0h 36m 56sMU18 R
10A47Jose Vazquez0h 37m 48sM18-39 R
11A6Tom Coakes0h 39m 38sMU18 R
12A21Sarah Hewitt0h 39m 46sF40-49 R
13A35Mike Pillans0h 39m 52sM40-49 R
14A41Simon Snowden0h 41m 42sM40-49 R
15A2Louis Baker0h 42m 32sM40-49 R
16A49David Walters0h 43m 05sM50+ R
17A9David Das0h 44m 07sM40-49 R
18A32Kelvin Newman0h 44m 08sM18-39 R
19A29Stephen Moors0h 44m 17sM50+ R
20A38Francisco Scott0h 44m 23sM40-49 R
21A36Karen Price0h 45m 02sF40-49 R
22A23David Holford0h 45m 55sM40-49 R
23A54Carl Morrish0h 45m 59sM18-39 R
24A33William Nisbet0h 46m 17sM18-39 R
25A7Louis Colella0h 46m 41sM50+ R
26A26David Law0h 48m 28sM40-49 R
27A40Jason Smith0h 49m 28sM40-49 R
28A11Chris Du Preez0h 51m 58sM40-49 R
29A55Matthew Henney0h 52m 48sM18-39 R
30B49Tom Mclaughlin0h 53m 37sM40-49 R
No.NameRide TimeAwardCategoryCourseFinished at
B37Jack HollowayGoldMU1833kmDNF
B56David PollingtonGoldM40-49100kmDNF
A15Gerard Evans6h 11m 27sGoldMU18 R100km15:32:47
B14Danny Coker6h 06m 49sGoldM50+100km15:03:31
B74Edwin Ward6h 05m 31sGoldM40-49100km15:02:09
A31Darren Murphy6h 01m 15sGoldM40-49 R100km15:01:19
B57Maddy Pope5h 52m 48sGoldF18-39100km14:53:46
A27Anthony Marvin5h 56m 42sGoldM60+ R100km14:53:44
B40Ollie Keeler5h 47m 21sGoldM18-39100km14:53:32
B27Adam Gibson5h 42m 07sGoldM18-39100km14:48:21
A20Jeremy Hartill5h 24m 56sGoldM50+ R100km14:30:06
A18Scott Hall5h 02m 33sGoldM50+ R100km14:30:02
A4Steve Bottomley5h 01m 18sGoldMU18 R100km14:28:53
A5Carlos Carriedo5h 32m 07sGoldM40-49 R100km14:28:20
B3Vanessa Barrett5h 46m 30sBronzeF40-4966km14:26:38
B44Tom Lightfoot5h 27m 41sGoldM18-39100km14:23:56
B65William Symonds5h 06m 41sSilverM50+66km14:19:39
B19Simon Deller5h 04m 08sSilverM40-4966km14:17:10
B69Jonathan Tuffy4h 25m 57sSilverM18-3966km14:08:34
B36Camille Herinckx4h 25m 53sSilverF18-3966km14:08:31
B45Andrew Martin5h 00m 15sSilverM50+66km14:08:01
A39Steve Shrubsall5h 16m 32sGoldM40-49 R100km14:07:12
A23David Holford5h 15m 06sGoldM40-49 R100km13:55:25
A32Kelvin Newman5h 19m 36sGoldM18-39 R100km13:55:06
B49Tom Mclaughlin5h 18m 26sGoldM40-49 R100km13:54:04
A33William Nisbet5h 17m 12sGoldM18-39 R100km13:53:13
A36Karen Price4h 23m 13sGoldF40-49 R100km13:51:23
B68Gary Tindle4h 42m 52sGoldM60+66km13:47:49
A55Matthew Henney5h 11m 44sGoldM18-39 R100km13:47:36
A53Anthony Preston5h 11m 34sGoldM50+ R100km13:46:57
B71Stephen Turner4h 41m 02sGoldM60+66km13:45:58
A9David Das5h 10m 45sGoldM40-49 R100km13:45:50
B62Stewart Roberts4h 40m 43sGoldM60+66km13:45:43
B76Justin Woods5h 08m 55sGoldM40-49100km13:44:44
A52Justin Gage5h 09m 07sGoldM40-49 R100km13:44:10
A52Graham Crabtree5h 09m 07sGoldM40-49 R100km13:44:10
A21Sarah Hewitt5h 03m 26sGoldF40-49 R100km13:44:06
B28Martin Gill5h 07m 44sGoldM40-49100km13:43:29
A26David Law5h 06m 32sGoldM40-49 R100km13:42:48
A41Simon Snowden4h 46m 14sGoldM40-49 R100km13:42:32
A2Louis Baker5h 01m 55sGoldM40-49 R100km13:41:48
A1Dylan Baker5h 01m 45sGoldMU18 R100km13:41:39
B10Charles Blackwood4h 30m 47sSilverM50+66km13:40:58
A16Glyn Griffiths4h 44m 21sGoldM40-49 R100km13:40:51
A38Francisco Scott5h 02m 51sGoldM40-49 R100km13:39:01
A43Charles Stockman4h 56m 55sGoldM18-39 R100km13:37:32
B63John Savage5h 01m 36sGoldM60+100km13:37:19
A7Louis Colella5h 01m 08sGoldM50+ R100km13:37:12
B61Simon Richards4h 44m 49sSilverM50+66km13:35:35
A49David Walters4h 51m 12sGoldM50+ R100km13:31:34
B15Lynne Coldray4h 49m 17sGoldF50+100km13:29:21
A35Mike Pillans4h 48m 14sGoldM40-49 R100km13:28:38
A24Martin Jackson4h 51m 35sGoldM50+ R100km13:27:08
A51Steven Woodbridge4h 34m 00sGoldM40-49 R100km13:26:38
A6Tom Coakes4h 48m 56sGoldMU18 R100km13:24:09
A11Chris Du Preez4h 39m 11sGoldM40-49 R100km13:19:22
A12Bryce Dyer4h 40m 36sGoldM40-49 R100km13:16:43
A46Mark Thomas4h 13m 35sGoldM40-4966km13:13:40
A3Will Baker4h 25m 52sGoldM40-49 R100km13:09:17
B82Caspar Zoeftig4h 05m 52sGoldM18-39100km13:06:49
B60Gavin Rham4h 08m 58sGoldM40-4966km13:04:57
A40Jason Smith4h 27m 53sGoldM40-49 R100km13:04:06
B20Julia Downes3h 40m 07sGoldF40-4966km13:02:46
B67Simon Tapley4h 10m 50sGoldM40-4966km12:59:04
B52Gary Palmer4h 17m 37sGoldM50+66km12:57:36
B1Martin Alexander4h 18m 39sSilverM40-4966km12:53:55
A47Jose Vazquez4h 13m 03sGoldM18-39 R100km12:53:35
A29Stephen Moors4h 16m 40sGoldM50+ R100km12:52:15
B55Tim Peters3h 52m 04sGoldM40-4966km12:48:40
A28Stuart Mills3h 51m 18sGoldM40-4966km12:47:23
A25David Kift4h 09m 27sGoldM40-49 R100km12:44:36
A54Carl Morrish4h 05m 11sGoldM18-39 R100km12:41:06
B47Mike Mcgillion4h 03m 11sGoldM50+66km12:38:30
A10Nick Dray3h 49m 23sGoldM40-4966km12:34:58
B22Jason Duignan3h 22m 01sGoldM40-4966km12:29:50
B16Juan Corbacho Anton3h 21m 47sGoldM18-3966km12:22:03
A8Alfonso Corbacho Anton3h 21m 40sGoldM18-3966km12:21:59
B23Simon Dunford3h 20m 48sGoldM50+66km12:21:19
A37Andy Ryan3h 41m 41sGoldM50+66km12:16:40
B7Simon Bell3h 31m 24sGoldM50+66km12:11:19
B18Stuart Dale3h 08m 36sBronzeM40-4933km12:09:10
B4Jim Bartholomew3h 26m 10sGoldM50+66km12:06:07
B29Stuart Grainger3h 02m 51sBronzeM40-4933km11:59:12
B30Ryan Green3h 02m 43sBronzeM40-4933km11:59:09
B58Sean Purves3h 02m 24sBronzeM40-4933km11:58:50
B83Andrew Sharp2h 37m 17sSilverM40-4933km11:33:39
B39Keith Irvine2h 06m 31sGoldM50+33km11:11:34
B33Matthew Hartnell2h 10m 27sSilverM40-4933km11:10:49
B53Mat Pearsons2h 14m 12sSilverM40-4933km11:10:19
B46Wendy Martin2h 14m 05sGoldF40-4933km11:10:15
B54Rachel Pearsons2h 14m 08sGoldF40-4933km11:10:10
B11Anete Brivule2h 13m 01sSilverF18-3933km10:48:41
B9Ian Blackburn1h 56m 31sGoldM50+33km10:31:59
A48Alejandro Velasquez1h 27m 04sGoldM18-3933km10:07:39

Event Logistics

On the Ride

Once you’re ready to start, report to the start / finish area with your timing chap strapped to your ankle. Listen to the short briefing and ride across the timing mat as directed. As you go around the route, you will find bright orange signs and ribbons to follow. At route divide points, you will find yellow signs showing you which way to go to follow the Full, Mid or Short routes. These should guide you around the whole route, but use your map if you think you have strayed off course or have a problem with the route navigation. There are also emergency contact numbers on the edge of your map. Ride safely at all times, and remember that you are on public rights of way and roads. This is not a race, so please ride appropriately, and be friendly and polite to other trail users you meet. At the end of the ride, pass over the timing mat once again, and hand in your timing chip. For those interested in there ride time, these will be available on the computer screen at the finish.

Entry on the Day

You can enter the event on the day, although there is a small surcharge of £3 (so pre entering is recommended). Just arrive before the end of the registration period and pay at the desk.

Registration

Go to the registration desk on your arrival. If you’ve pre-entered via the internet or posted your entry, you’ll have a timing chip on an ankle strap to collect at the desk. If you haven’t pre-entered, pay at the desk and a chip will be allocated to you. Collect your colour A4 map at registration also. Next, get yourself ready to ride.

Following the Route

Follow the orange signs and orange ribbons (you will shown samples of these at the ride briefing) regardless of which route distance you are riding. Everybody follows orange. At route divide points, you will see a set of yellow signs, with “Full Route”, “Mid Route” or “Short Route” written on them, pointing in different directions. At this point, follow the right sign for the route you are riding. Once you get beyond the route divide point, you will start following orange signs and ribbons again.

(Please note, in spite of our best efforts, signs can go missing or be tampered with during the course of the day. Make sure you pick up a copy of the route map at event registration, and carry it with you for use if needed. We also send out GPS files to all pre entries prior to the event, so if oyu want ot have the route on your phone or GPS device, sign up online now!)

Food and Drink

There will be food, water and energy mix at a feed station on the course to help you stay fuelled during the ride. Hot and cold food & drink and snacks will be available to purchase from the event centre before and after the ride. (Including our ever popular home made chilli!)

 

Rider Timings & Medals

Riders are electronically timed, with rider times displayed on a screen at the finish line. Gold, silver and bronze time bands are set as an optional ride incentive, and finishers medals are presented to reflect the time band you achieve.

PLEASE NOTE: rider timings are provided for personal interest only and time bands are an optional target that you can choose to ignore. This event is not a race. No winner is declared, and no status or prizes are awarded for ‘beating’ other riders. The ride time and completed distance for any individual rider is taken on trust and cannot be definitively verified by the organisers.