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Coronavirus Update

(Updated Tuesday 8th Sept)

The latest government restrictions introducing a limit on gatherings of over six people includes an exception for organised sports events "organised in a way limiting the spread of coronavirus". We are going ahead with all our currently scheduled events on this basis and 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 latest 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


This event is open to pedal assist e-bikes. Bikes should be off road capable.

Select the e-bike option when you sign up.

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Bringing the kids?

Enter Junior riders here:

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!

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Bringing the kids?

Enter Junior riders here:

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.

2019 Event Results

Rider No. Name Category Bike Type Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
101 Matt Alford M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 17.60 km/h 03:58:36 Bronze
260 James Allen M40-49 MTB Full 18.13 km/h 03:51:41 Silver
103 Bryan Avory M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 13.72 km/h 05:06:09
104 Richard Baker M50+ 29er (MTB) Full 20.09 km/h 03:29:05 Silver
105 Will Baker M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 20.64 km/h 03:23:27 Silver
107 Jim Bartholomew M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 18.66 km/h 03:45:03 Silver
108 Roddy Bridge M60+ 29er (MTB) Full 15.25 km/h 04:35:27 Bronze
111 Paul Burness-Moakes M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 14.70 km/h 04:45:47 Bronze
114 Guy Butler M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 12.85 km/h 05:26:56
117 Drew Cunliffe M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 20.01 km/h 03:29:53 Silver
118 Keith Davis M50+ 29er (MTB) Full 12.38 km/h 05:39:19
121 Mark Dobbs M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 14.21 km/h 04:55:40 Bronze
122 Nick Dray M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 15.96 km/h 04:23:07 Bronze
126 Carl Ellis M18-39 29er (MTB) Full 11.20 km/h 06:15:08
127 Peter Farrimond M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 12.85 km/h 05:26:56
128 Mark Finn M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 15.87 km/h 04:24:40 Bronze
129 Laura Francis F40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 15.56 km/h 04:29:58 Bronze
132 Michael Godfrey M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 14.85 km/h 04:42:52
133 Paul Goodman M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Full DNF
134 Sophie Gordon F18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 11.74 km/h 05:57:43
135 Mike Greaves M50+ Other Full DNF
139 Steven Hankin M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 11.66 km/h 06:00:04
140 Sam Head M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 12.32 km/h 05:40:51
141 Matt Hillman M18-39 Hybrid Full 16.64 km/h 04:12:22 Bronze
142 Russell Hodges M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 22.88 km/h 03:03:36 Gold
144 Tristan Huddy M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full DNF
145 Ashley Hutchinson M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full DNF
146 Ayrton Jack M18-39 Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 14.85 km/h 04:42:47
148 Dan Jewell M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 20.71 km/h 03:22:50 Silver
149 Juser Jimena M40-49 29er (MTB) Full 18.17 km/h 03:51:11 Silver
150 Andy Johnson M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 17.62 km/h 03:58:19 Silver
151 Samuel Jones M18-39 Other Full 11.83 km/h 05:55:09
258 Kevin Joy M60+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 16.00 km/h 04:22:26 Bronze
257 Chris Leng M40-49 CX/Gravel Full 20.03 km/h 03:29:40 Silver
158 Gabriella Leveridge F18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 16.24 km/h 04:18:37 Bronze
159 Mark Macdonald M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 17.43 km/h 04:01:00 Bronze
163 Jim Mcconnel M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 13.53 km/h 05:10:30
165 Pip Munday F18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 11.78 km/h 05:56:24
166 Neil Munro M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 16.90 km/h 04:08:27 Silver
167 Filippo Negroni M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 19.84 km/h 03:31:44 Silver
168 Marc Newland M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 17.39 km/h 04:01:31 Bronze
170 Gary Palmer M50+ Other Full 18.65 km/h 03:45:10 Silver
171 Martin Patterson M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 17.67 km/h 03:57:40 Silver
172 Robert Peirce M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 14.70 km/h 04:45:47 Bronze
190 Stu Thompson M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 18.30 km/h 03:49:31 Silver
191 John Trevains M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Full 18.30 km/h 03:49:29 Silver
195 Paul Walker M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 13.72 km/h 05:06:13
197 Gemma Waterjohns F18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Full 13.53 km/h 05:10:31
198 Neal Watson M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Full 16.36 km/h 04:16:45 Bronze
199 Giles Watts M40-49 29er (MTB) Full 16.08 km/h 04:21:15 Bronze
200 Oliver Watts M40-49 Mountain Bike (MTB) Full 16.08 km/h 04:21:15 Bronze
254 David Wright M50+ Other Full 18.64 km/h 03:45:16 Silver
Rider No. Name Category Bike Type Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
106 Paul Barnwell M50+ Other Mid 23.20 km/h 03:01:00 Gold
110 Gavin Brown M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 25.40 km/h 02:45:21 Gold
256 Nick Burkett M50+ MTB Mid 12.59 km/h 03:58:15
113 Tony Bush M60+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 14.57 km/h 03:25:58 Bronze
116 Gary Craig M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 16.08 km/h 03:06:31 Bronze
120 Thomas Dixon M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 14.55 km/h 03:26:11
255 Geoff Dyer M60+ MTB Mid 14.55 km/h 03:26:11 Bronze
124 Georgios Efstathiou M50+ Other Mid 11.95 km/h 04:11:06
125 Brian Elliott M50+ Cyclocross (CX) Mid 16.56 km/h 03:01:07 Bronze
130 David Fudge M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 13.65 km/h 03:39:47
138 Edward Hammock M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 14.15 km/h 03:32:00
143 Gary Hodgson M60+ Cyclocross (CX) Mid 13.82 km/h 03:37:04 Bronze
147 Spencer Jackson M40-49 Other Mid 18.57 km/h 02:41:35 Silver
153 Christopher Keep M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 19.69 km/h 02:32:22 Silver
155 Roy Kukreja M40-49 29er (MTB) Mid 12.68 km/h 03:56:39
156 Seb Kukreja MU18 29er (MTB) Mid 12.68 km/h 03:56:39
157 Myles Lawrence M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Mid DNF
162 Ruth Marshall F50+ Cyclocross (CX) Mid 18.15 km/h 02:45:20 Silver
259 Roger Morgan M50 MTB Mid 12.50 km/h 04:00:00
174 Andy Phillips M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 12.97 km/h 03:51:22
175 Mike Phillips M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Mid 15.09 km/h 03:18:51 Bronze
Rider No. Name Category Bike Type Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
182 Sam Short M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 18.58 km/h 02:41:30 Silver
184 Andy Smith M18-39 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 13.32 km/h 03:00:13
188 Nestor Jr Tatel M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Mid 12.61 km/h 03:10:15
194 Mike Walker M60+ Cyclocross (CX) Mid 13.52 km/h 02:57:29 Bronze
253 Halena Wilson F18-39 29er (MTB) Mid 9.27 km/h 04:18:59
154 Sarah King F18-39 Other Short DNF
173 Richard Peppett M50+ Mountain Bike (MTB) Short 16.50 km/h 02:25:29 Bronze
180 Neil Richardson M40-49 Cyclocross (CX) Short 13.88 km/h 02:52:57
152 Paul Williams M40-49 Mountain Bike (MTB) Short 15.41 km/h 02:35:44 Bronze

Band 1 (Male 18-39)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=22.13km/h (13.75mph) 3h 09m 2h 15m 1h 48m
Silver=18.51km/h (11.5mph) 3h 46m 2h 42m 2h 09m
Bronze=15.29km/h (9.5mph) 4h 34m 3h 16m 2h 36m

Band 2 (Female 18-39, Male 40-49, Male U18)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=21.02km/h (13.06mph) 3h 19m 2h 22m 1h 53m
Silver=17.58km/h (10.93mph) 3h 58m 2h 50m 2h 16m
Bronze=14.52km/h (9.03mph) 4h 48m 3h 26m 2h 44m

Band 3 (Female 40-49, Female U18, Male 50+)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=19.92km/h (12.38mph) 3h 28m 2h 29m 1h 59m
Silver=16.66km/h (10.35mph) 4h 09m 2h 58m 2h 22m
Bronze=13.76km/h (8.55mph) 5h 02m 3h 35m 2h 52m

Band 4 (Female 50+, Male 60+)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=18.81km/h (11.69mph) 3h 38m 2h 35m 2h 04m
Silver=15.73km/h (9.78mph) 4h 20m 3h 06m 2h 29m
Bronze=13.00km/h (8.08mph) 5h 15m 3h 45m 3h 00m