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Lezyne

April

3

2022

Start Time

8:30am – 9:30am

Finish Time

Event Centre closes 4:00pm

The White Horse Ridge Gravel: A classic ride on Europes oldest gravel road!

The Ridgeway; it’s Europe’s oldest highway, used continuously for over 5,000 years. And it also happens to be a ribbon of near perfect riding for gravel bikes!

Based at Chilton right at the foot of the Ridgeway, the White Horse Ridge Gravel is all about the terrain! Unlike most of the CX Sportive events, which chop and change between road and tracks, the White Horse Ridge is 95% off road. The Ridgeway mixes mile upon mile of grass, gravel, dirt and chalk track, riding high above sweeping views of the Oxfordshire plain.

The terrain is perfect for Gravel or MTB. Flowing enough to tempt you to up the pace, with just enough lumps and bumps to test your stamina when you get there. The surface changes mean there’s always something new just up the track and the scenery is a constant inspiration. On top of that, we will keep you fuelled and on track with the full package of organisation and support that you can rely on at Trail Break / CX Sportive Series events!

Start Location

Chilton School,
Downside,
Chilton
Didcot,
OX11 0PQ

 

Lezyne Ride for the Prize

You can win some great kit from Lezyne at this event, and all you have to do is ride! Prizes are awarded completely at random - you just need to check your ride time on the screen at the finish to see if you're a winner. You could walk away with an awesome piece of Lezyne swag worth up to £80!

Check out the full Lezyne range here

Results & Photos

White Horse Ridge Gravel 2022 Photos

These photos from Tim Redgrove are hosted on the Trail Break Facebook page. You can browse the thumbnails here; clicking on a thumbnail will take you to that photo on the Facebook album.

If you want any full resolution, unbranded copies of your images, email us at web@trailbreak.co.uk and we’ll put you in touch with Tim to arrange a direct sale.

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White Horse Ridge Gravel 2022 – 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.

 NameCategoryCourseRide TimeAward
C4Adam DayM40-4934km3h 28m 16s
A67Adam ScroxtonM18-3976km3h 07m 17sGold
C5Alan DickieM60+34km4h 48m 22s
A54Alex PennM18-3976km3h 48m 03sSilver
A29Allan HeyM60+76km4h 37m 31sSilver
B3Amanda AtkinsF40-4934km2h 51m 07s
B24Andrew KentM50+58km2h 56m 37sGold
A39Andrew KingM50+76km3h 42m 44sGold
B21Andy JohnstonM40-4958km4h 20m 30s
A51Andy O'BrienM60+ E76km4h 30m 04sSilver
B33Andy PartridgeM50+58km3h 39m 15sBronze
B45Andy StevensonM50+58km3h 36m 33sBronze
B10Annie ChristianF60+ E58km3h 40m 23sSilver
A38Barnaby JonesM18-3976km5h 09m 00sBronze
A81Barry WellsM50+76km5h 21m 06sBronze
A36Ben JohnsonM18-3958km3h 53m 45sBronze
A83Ben PykettM40-4976km3h 16m 06sGold
A79Bern WarrM40-4976km4h 51m 12sBronze
B48Bob SymonsM60+58km3h 58m 59sBronze
A61Bradley RowlettM40-4976km3h 28m 56sGold
A65Brendan SchofieldM18-3976km3h 12m 37sGold
B43Chris SargeantM40-4958km3h 24m 02sSilver
A41Christopher LarkinM40-4958km3h 44m 18sBronze
B28Christopher MorrisM60+58km3h 52m 36sBronze
C10Claudia MooreF18-3934km2h 54m 40s
C6Clinton FieldM40-4934km4h 23m 59s
A17Colin DeadyM40-4976km4h 09m 12sSilver
B22Daniel JordanM50+58km4h 11m 10sBronze
B13Darren EdwardsM50+34km4h 16m 41s
B5Dave BroadbentM50+58km4h 16m 40sBronze
A87David CullimoreM18-3976km4h 10m 34sSilver
B51David CullimoreM60+58km4h 02m 19sBronze
A52David PeacockM60+ E76km4h 07m 34sSilver
B34David PhelpsM50+58km3h 54m 06sBronze
B17Dean HarrisM60+58km4h 42m 41s
B25Debbie MaccollF50+58km3h 57m 21sBronze
C19Douglas YoungM18-3934km1h 56m 52sBronze
C8Ed MitchamM18-3934km2h 37m 54s
B36Emma PotterF40-4958km4h 05m 49sBronze
B18Erika HensonF40-4958km3h 32m 10sSilver
B6Frederick BroughtonM60+34km2h 58m 38s
A11Gareth CaseM50+76km5h 30m 26sBronze
A3Garry BaberM40-4976km5h 37m 02s
A14Geoff CooperM60+76km3h 45m 04sGold
A64George SandersM18-3976km3h 52m 33sSilver
A16Graeme DacombM60+76km3h 58m 02sGold
B12Greg EastonM40-49 E58km3h 34m 47sBronze
A59Howard RadcliffeM50+58km3h 10m 15sSilver
B20Ian HumphreysM50+58km4h 05m 49sBronze
A42Ian LeesM50+58km2h 45m 16sGold
C11Ian MooreM18-3934km2h 54m 35s
A57Ian PryorM60+58km3h 55m 36sBronze
B29Jack MulfordM18-3958km3h 09m 41sSilver
A4James BakerM40-4976km5h 20m 06sBronze
A22James EmblenM18-3976km4h 28m 09sBronze
A37James JohnsonM18-3958km3h 54m 17sBronze
A74James VealM40-4976km5h 44m 32s
A27Jeremy HartillM50+58km2h 45m 16sGold
A53Jeremy PeacockM50+76km4h 59m 36sBronze
B19Jo HitchenF50+58km3h 54m 16sBronze
B7John BrownM50+34km3h 07m 11s
C7John McneillM40-4934km1h 37m 59sGold
B30John MulliganM50+58km3h 47m 30sBronze
B39John RisbyM60+58km3h 57m 21sBronze
C12Jolien PriestnallM40-4934km2h 02m 05sBronze
B4Jon BartlettM40-4958km4h 25m 42s
A23Jon GoodmanM60+58km3h 15m 09sSilver
A75Jon VealM50+76km4h 37m 07sSilver
A15Jonathan CoxM50+58km4h 04m 26sBronze
B37Karen RadfordF50+58km4h 19m 21sBronze
A1Kurt AdamsM40-4958km4h 17m 42s
A69Kyriakos ShipettarisM50+ E76km3h 19m 14sGold
A9Leonidas CaravotasM40-4976km3h 19m 12sGold
C14Liam Squire FieldMU1434km4h 23m 52s
A43Lochmar MackayM50+76km3h 53m 48sGold
B41Luke RudmanM40-4958km4h 25m 43s
A24Lydia GouldF60+76km4h 40m 51sSilver
B1Mark AdamsonM18-3958km3h 17m 23sBronze
B16Mark GrotefeldM50+58km3h 12m 42sSilver
A63Mark RyanM50+76km4h 17m 03sSilver
A78Mark WallbuttonM50+ E76km5h 28m 39s
A84Martin WilkinsM18-3976km4h 12m 38sSilver
A85Mary WallbuttonF50+58km4h 12m 28sBronze
A86Matt DunsbierM50+76km3h 29m 26sGold
A20Matthew DoughtyM50+76km5h 50m 08s
A72Michael StrugaleM40-4976km3h 59m 00sSilver
A18Mike DeanM50+76km4h 36m 44sSilver
C9Mike MolyneuxM60+34km3h 22m 35s
B32Nathan O'HareM40-49 E58km3h 33m 32sBronze
B23Nick JulianM50+58km3h 00m 52sGold
A48Nick MitchellM60+76km4h 27m 00sSilver
B9Nicolas CareswellM60+ E58km3h 09m 58sSilver
A12Oliver CauntM18-3976km5h 20m 05s
B2Paul AdamsonM50+58km3h 17m 19sSilver
C1Paul AramM50+34km2h 13m 20sBronze
A7Paul BrooksM50+76km4h 03m 56sSilver
B15Paul GilesM50+58km2h 51m 10sGold
A44Paul MarchantM40-4976km4h 17m 26sSilver
A13Peter ChristopherM50+76km3h 14m 23sGold
A88Peter HowardM40-4976km4h 20m 09sSilver
A68Peter SealM50+76km6h 00m 59s
B8Phil ByrneM50+58km3h 36m 14sBronze
B49Philip ThomasM50+58km3h 52m 42sBronze
A35Phillip JenkinsM50+76km3h 45m 01sGold
A82Reece WilliamsM50+76km3h 57m 03sGold
C2Richard AshfordM40-4934km2h 37m 56s
A21Richard EdwardsM50+76km4h 29m 23sSilver
A71Richard StanhopeM60+76km4h 06m 19sGold
A76Rob WainwrightM50+76km5h 37m 08sBronze
B26Robert MargelM50+58km3h 39m 06sBronze
C15Robert TownsendM50+34km3h 44m 26s
A6Roderick BridgeM60+58km3h 58m 31sBronze
C18Roger WatsonM50+34km3h 28m 23s
A5Ron BradleyM50+76km4h 16m 01sSilver
A56Rosie PopeF18-3976km4h 02m 46sSilver
A73Sam TaylorM18-3976km3h 33m 25sGold
B14Shaun ElwellM50+ E58km3h 39m 22sBronze
B38Shelley RandF50+58km4h 42m 46s
A10Simon Carson-JonesM40-4976km3h 45m 14sGold
A19Simon DewM50+76km5h 20m 58sBronze
A77Simon WaiteM40-4976km5h 19m 54sBronze
B11Stephen DeadmanM50+58km3h 12m 48sSilver
A46Steve MckeownM50+76km4h 59m 31sBronze
A70Steve ShrimplinM60+76km4h 17m 23sSilver
A25Stuart GreigM50+76km4h 42m 39sBronze
B35Stuart PooleM50+34km2h 58m 35s
B31Svanhild NornesF50+58km3h 30m 31sSilver
A33Thomas Jackson-BurtonM18-3976km4h 51m 18sBronze
A28Tim Heckstall-SmithM50+76km5h 49m 37s
B27Tim MatthewsM50+58km3h 00m 52sGold
C16Tim VealeM40-4934km4h 23m 59s
B52Toby BroadbentMU1858km4h 16m 40s
A26Tom HarrisonMU1876km4h 28m 05sSilver
B50Vicky ThomsonF50+34km2h 58m 37s
A2Vincent AitkinsM18-3976km4h 06m 20sSilver
C13Wayne QuinnM50+34km3h 44m 23s
A40Will KnobelM50+76km4h 21m 08sSilver
A47Will MehtaM18-3976km3h 56m 37sSilver
B40William RobinsonM40-4958km3h 10m 17sSilver
C17William VealeMU1434km4h 23m 53s

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.

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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 88% 88%
  • CX (race style cyclocross) 80% 80%
  • MTB 85% 85%
  • MTB (29er) 90% 90%
  • Hybrid* 70% 70%
  • 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.

Riding the White Horse Ridge

With almost no tarmac on the route, the Kinesis UK White Horse Ridge is a little different from our other mixed surface Gravelcross routes.

We take full advantage of the long distance Ridgeway on this ride to keep you off road for most of the day! That makes for some different challenges on this event; while the surfaces are not that technical anywhere on the route, there are fewer places where you can just cruise as well. The White Horse Ridge makes you keep on top of your pedalling for longer and the demands of the surface will add up throughout the day.

The nature of the offroad changes throughout too, with fast flowing gravel mixing with grass and dirt riding, some tracks being broad and fast, some throwing you some interesting line choices to keep you on the ball. But the one thing that doesn’t change is the fantastic backdrop thorughout. The Ridgeway keeps you high up with amazing views – and the chance to see some fantastic prehistoric monuments on route!

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 £4 (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 scannable bike number 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.