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Coronavirus Update

Current Status: Proceeding as planned

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: Our events are still open for booking, and we are commited to honouring your booking with us, even if coronavirus restrictions affect the event. Click below to read more...

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This event is currently proceeding as planned. We are monitoring updates to the restrictions placed on areas affecting our events and will update the status of individual events as necessary.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: Our events are still open for booking, and we are commited to honouring your booking with us. In the event that we cannot run an event on the advertised date, your booking will be valid for a rescheduled date or transfer to another event with us of your choice within 18 months. If an event is going ahead, but you can't attend for Covid related reasons (such as quarantining or tier 3 travel restrictions), you can also request a transfer of your booking to a future event within 18 months. During 2020, we have had 11 events disrupted by lockdown restrictions. We sucessfully rescheduled 7 of those, and have honoured every affected booking  to ensure that no rider loses out.

RIDE IN SAFETY: Where current restrictions allow, we are proceeding with events based on the assessment that our events are a safe activity in current circumstances, for the following reasons:

  1. They are not 'static gatherings'. They spread participants over wide, remote areas and varied time periods by design.
  2. Off-road cycling is a naturally socially distancing activity.
  3. We have risk assessed every aspect of the events and introduced new safety procedures wherever necessary.

We will continue to follow official advice and best practice in running our events, and to monitor changes in advice.

For details of the precautions we are taking to keep events safe, see our full coronavirus information update here.




Start Time

8:30am – 9:30am

Finish Time

Event Centre closes 4:00pm

The successor to the the Gold Rush CX Sportive is here! The Kinesis UK ChalkHeart Gravelcross; same venue, new date, exciting new courses focusing on more off-road/gravel content and an even better ride!

Ride in the chalk heart of the English countryside! The Kinesis UK ChalkHeart Gravelcross picks where our previous Gold Rush event left off to give you an even better ride! Based at Salisbury Race Course, the ChalkHeart bisects the beautiful Chalke Valley, weaving you up and down the steep sided downs flanking it, and culminating with a spectacular 14km gravel sprint right back to the finish line!

Fully route marked, with support, feed stations, ride timing and finishers medals, the ChalkHeart is the perfect ride to sign off of summer and ride on into the Autumn!

Salisbury Race Course

Start Location

Salisbury Race Course


Kinesis UK Chalkheart Gravelcross 2020 – Ride Results

Thanks to everyone who rode the event this year – we hope you had a great day! Here’s the full, searchable results list.

No.NameRide TimeAwardCategoryCourseAvg Pace
A93Adam Purkis2h 27m 54sSilverM18-3950km20 km/h
A46Alan Jenkins5h 22m 42sM40-4950km9 km/h
A9Alex Bennett4h 51m 56sM18-3970km14 km/h
A16Alex Cooper2h 20m 52sSilverM18-3950km21 km/h
A49Alex Joss4h 35m 18sBronzeF18-3970km15 km/h
A119Allan Youp4h 14m 36sF40-4950km12 km/h
A121Andrea Zanchi3h 59m 51sFU1650km13 km/h
B5Andrew Down2h 49m 17sM18-3940km14 km/h
A90Andrew Pickup2h 25m 52sSilverM40-4950km21 km/h
A92Andy Prince3h 03m 31sBronzeM40-4950km16 km/h
A101Andy Smith3h 23m 12sSilverM18-3970km21 km/h
A63Anthony Marvin4h 07m 48sSilverM60+70km17 km/h
A79Anthony Onwuka4h 16m 23sF40-4950km12 km/h
A32Antony Green4h 10m 21sBronzeM50+70km17 km/h
A15Barry Cook3h 30m 34sSilverM50+70km20 km/h
B40Brendan Maltman2h 14m 27sSilverM50+40km18 km/h
A4Bryan Avory4h 30m 26sBronzeM40-4970km16 km/h
A80Callum Partridge2h 20m 19sGoldMU16 E50km21 km/h
A44Chris Huthwaite4h 30m 35sBronzeM50+70km16 km/h
A91Chris Poole3h 34m 42sSilverM50+70km20 km/h
A20Colin Deady4h 01m 21sBronzeM40-4970km17 km/h
B20Dave Cullimore (Snr)3h 28m 13sBronzeM50+50km14 km/h
B10David Cullimore3h 13m 56sSilverM60+70km22 km/h
A25David Fudge3h 43m 04sM50+50km13 km/h
A39David Healy3h 48m 47sSilverM50+70km18 km/h
A82David Peacock4h 20m 27sBronzeM50+70km16 km/h
A110David Warwick2h 53m 19sSilverF50+50km17 km/h
A19Drew Cunliffe4h 11m 58sBronzeM50+70km17 km/h
A57Emily Lewis2h 49m 18sF18-3940km14 km/h
A71Fiona Molloy3h 03m 41sBronzeF40-4950km16 km/h
A23Freddie Edwards2h 30m 56sSilverM18-3950km20 km/h
A24Gavin Eivers1h 55m 38sGoldM40-4950km26 km/h
A114Gert Wepener3h 30m 26sSilverM60+70km20 km/h
A106Gill Thom4h 35m 18sBronzeM50+70km15 km/h
A94Gordon Richards4h 15m 13sM60+50km12 km/h
A43Ian Howell3h 40m 50sSilverM50+70km19 km/h
A74Jasmijn Muller4h 35m 11sBronzeF40-4970km15 km/h
A22Jason Duignan2h 48m 17sSilverM40-4950km18 km/h
A30Jennifer Graystone4h 48m 40sBronzeF40-4970km15 km/h
A38Jeremy Hartill3h 50m 29sSilverM50+70km18 km/h
B4John Scofield3h 37m 40sSilverM40-4970km19 km/h
A28Jon Goodman2h 10m 19sGoldM60+50km23 km/h
A68Jon Mills3h 00m 48sBronzeM40-4950km17 km/h
A31Joseph Graystone4h 49m 01sM40-4970km15 km/h
A40Josh Horner4h 14m 42sMU1650km12 km/h
A122Jules Zanchi3h 59m 37sF50+50km13 km/h
A7Julian Beer2h 23m 25sGoldM50+50km21 km/h
A10Julian Bernie3h 49m 28sSilverM50+70km18 km/h
A29Justin Gray4h 51m 58sM40-4970km14 km/h
A36Karl Harrison3h 27m 35sM40-4940km12 km/h
A120Katie Youp4h 14m 47sM50+50km12 km/h
A103Ken Wells2h 28m 50sSilverF60+40km16 km/h
A83Kevin Phillips3h 58m 27sSilverM60+70km18 km/h
A117Laurence Wigfield2h 59m 12sGoldM40-4970km23 km/h
A111Len Wassell3h 41m 08sM50+40km11 km/h
A62Leonardo Martins3h 19m 10sSilverM18-3970km21 km/h
A3Lincoln Andrews3h 26m 07sM40-4950km15 km/h
A50Liz Kemp2h 56m 40sSilverF40-4950km17 km/h
A95Louis Robinson2h 07m 25sSilverM18-3940km19 km/h
A84Lucy Phillips4h 14m 26sFU1650km12 km/h
A1Luke Alford2h 38m 07sBronzeMU1640km15 km/h
A85Lynne Phillips2h 10m 19sSilverF50+40km18 km/h
A33Malcolm Griffiths3h 33m 16sSilverM50+70km20 km/h
A76Marc Newland3h 48m 40sSilverM40-4970km18 km/h
A45Marco Jardim3h 18m 07sGoldF40-4970km21 km/h
A52Marie Kite3h 13m 58sF40-4940km12 km/h
A21Mark Deakin3h 31m 02s SilverM50+70km20 km/h
A26Mark Gibbins4h 20m 26sBronzeM40-4970km16 km/h
A67Mark Miller3h 44m 23sSilverM50+70km19 km/h
A77Mark Newton3h 58m 28sSilverM50+70km18 km/h
A27Martin Gill3h 16m 14sGoldM40-4970km21 km/h
A41Martin Horner4h 14m 39sM40-4950km12 km/h
A58Martin Litherland3h 25m 23sGoldM50+70km20 km/h
A8Matt Bellerby3h 21m 32sBronzeM40-4950km15 km/h
A56Matt Leigh2h 30m 06sSilverM40-4950km20 km/h
A86Mike Phillips3h 03m 20sSilverF50+50km16 km/h
A107Mike Tipper2h 40m 40sSilverF50+50km19 km/h
A42Miles Horner4h 14m 54sMU1450km12 km/h
A69Mr.Rob Mitchell4h 24m 37sBronzeM50+70km16 km/h
A78Neil Old5h 17m 59sM40-4950km9 km/h
A87Nick Phillips4h 26m 04sBronzeM50+70km16 km/h
A55Paul Lee3h 05m 37sBronzeM50+50km16 km/h
A81Paul Partridge2h 20m 16sGoldM50+ E50km21 km/h
A14Peter Christopher3h 49m 43sSilverF40-4970km18 km/h
A70Phil Mitchell4h 24m 36sBronzeM50+70km16 km/h
A59Philip Lyons5h 16m 50sM40-4950km9 km/h
A73Rachel Mosedale4h 24m 58sBronzeF40-4970km16 km/h
A12Ricardo Capo3h 49m 27sSilverM40-4970km18 km/h
A5Richard Baker3h 15m 28sGoldM50+70km21 km/h
A104Richard Sutcliffe3h 58m 45sSilverM40-4970km18 km/h
B7Richard Walters2h 42m 17sBronzeF60+50km18 km/h
A35Rob Hampton3h 03m 30sBronzeM40-4950km16 km/h
A97Rob Rowe4h 12m 29sBronzeM40-4970km17 km/h
A6Robert Baynton3h 05m 34sBronzeM50+50km16 km/h
A72Robert Morgan3h 06m 09sBronzeM50+50km16 km/h
A75Roderick Nairn4h 59m 04sBronzeM60+70km14 km/h
A61Rupert Marsh2h 05m 08sGoldM40-4950km24 km/h
A34Russell Hall2h 23m 44sGoldM50+50km21 km/h
A100Simon Sleeman1h 55m 44sGoldF50+50km26 km/h
A96Stanford Robinson4h 13m 23sBronzeM40-4970km17 km/h
A88Stanley Phillips4h 14m 56sMU1450km12 km/h
B23Stefano Fratesi4h 08m 32sSilverM40-4970km17 km/h
A2Stephen Alford2h 38m 12sBronzeM50+40km15 km/h
A102Steve F Smith2h 19m 05sSilverM18-3940km17 km/h
A89Steve Phillips4h 14m 35sM40-4950km12 km/h
B9Steven Epstein3h 21m 35sSilverM50+70km21 km/h
A37Steven Hart3h 47m 21sSilverM50+70km18 km/h
A112Sue Wassell3h 41m 11sM60+40km11 km/h
A99Suzanne Sisson4h 36m 36sBronzeM50+70km15 km/h
A118Teresa With3h 27m 37sM18-3940km12 km/h
A17Tim Cooper3h 30m 54sBronzeM50+50km14 km/h
A18Tim Crossman4h 00m 13sSilverM50+70km17 km/h
A65Tim Mccoy-Page2h 46m 11sSilverM50+50km18 km/h
A48Tony Jones4h 15m 08sM60+50km12 km/h
A66Tony Merrett2h 48m 04sBronzeF60+40km14 km/h
A53Tyrone Kleynhans4h 16m 43sM50+50km12 km/h

Route Stats

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


Physical severity


Technical severity

Short Route

Mid Route

Full Route

  • Full Route: 10 sections off road, 42km total 60% 60%
  • Mid Route: 6 sections off road, 32km total 64% 64%
  • Short Route: 4 sections off road, 22km total 55% 55%

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.

Show / Hide Route Map

Route Direction: clockwise. Final route may be subject to change from the one published here.

Riding the Salisbury Downs

The timelessly beautiful Chalke Valley, between Salisbury and Shaftesbury is the setting for the Kinesis UK ChalkHeart Gravelcross. The valley is flanked north and south by steep sided chalk downs, topped with ancient dirt drove roads, which all goes together to create a course filled with spectacular, thrilling and challenging riding!

The route mixes plenty of superb dirt/gravel track sections, connected by beautiful back lanes through picturesque villages and countryside surrounding the chalk stream valley. The downs bring plenty of contours to the party, creating a succession of truly testing climbs and truly awesome descents. The culmination of the ride is the exhilarating final 14km section of unbroken gravel track, on just enough of downwards gradient to let you open up those cranks and fly to the finish!

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.


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.