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Start Time

8:30am – 9:30am

Finish Time

Event Centre closes 4:00pm

Wildheart Gravel: Discover the hidden heart of Wiltshire between the Droves and the Plain

There’s way more to Salisbury than just the Plain! To the west of the city, hidden between the plain and the droves to the south, is a stunning set of  hills, woods and picture book villages just waiting to be discovered!

We’ve put together a fantastic set of three routes through this lush Wiltshire landscape for you to ride. Expect an undulating ride across hilly terrain, crossing three river valleys, using a mix of trails, byways and lanes. An ideal spring ride for gravel bikes or MTBs, you’ll get our usual excellent support and organisation, including comprehensive route marking with map and gpx file back up, well stocked feed station on route to keep you going, ride timing with instant results at the finish and live online, bespoke finishers medals and full catering available at the finish, including our excellent home made chilli!

Start Location

Salisbury Race Course

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!

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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.

Short Route


  • Physical Severity 40% 40%
  • Technical Severity 35% 35%

Mid Route


  • Physical Severity 60% 60%
  • Technical Severity 35% 35%

Full Route


  • Physical Severity 70% 70%
  • Technical Severity 35% 35%

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.


MTB or Gravel?

You can use either a MTB or gravel bike for any of our events; none of our rides are exclusively one or the other. Al lthat matters is that your bike is suitable for riding off road. The question of which bike you should choose is harder to answer, as it will vary from person to person and ride to ride, but we’ve tried to give yuo some guidance here. While our events ar open to any off road bike, each event may lean slightly more towards one than the other. So our MTB branded events will typically be shorter distances and may use some more rougher or more technical sections and places, while our Gravel branded events will generally be longer distances, with typically less technical surfaces involved. But the emphasis for all rides is off road – our Gravel events are not intended to be road rides with just a few bits of dirt track here and there; they are created to give you plenty of good, varied open hill riding. 

In our videos you’ll see us riding gravel bikes on most courses, regardless of whether it’s for a Gravel or MTB event, but really only because that’s our personal preference here in the Trail Break office these days. For individual riders though, that choice will vary. It will depend on your abilities and preferences; how happy you are to push the limits of where you can take a gravel bike for example, or whether you prefer to have the benefits of an MTB under you when the going gets rougher. The terrain, distance nd weather/ground conditions may make a difference too. We try and guide you as best we can – you’ll see here a guide showing a suitability rating for different kinds of bikes, plus a physical and technical severity rating for the courses, and we’re going too add that information for all events as we go into the new season. But at the end of the day, that is only a guide, and the best choice is going to be different for every rider.

  • Gravel / Adventure Bike 90% 90%
  • CX (race style cyclocross) 75% 75%
  • MTB 80% 80%
  • MTB (29er) 85% 85%
  • 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. We recommend removing road/commute style mudguards that may be prone to clogging.

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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.


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 snd live on our website results page. 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.

2020 Rider Times

Rider No. Name Category Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
102 Paul Ashman M40-49 Full DNF
103 Jason Bailey M40-49 Full DNF
106 Mark Basford M50+ Full 17.51 km/h 04:34:11 Silver
110 Gemma Bitaraf F18-39 Full 17.74 km/h 04:30:33 Silver
111 Paul Blamire M40-49 Full 21.28 km/h 03:45:31 Gold
306 Karl Bonner M40-49 Full 22.70 km/h 03:31:28 Gold
113 Steve Boote M50+ Full DNF
114 Duncan Borthwick M40-49 Full 22.70 km/h 03:31:27 Gold
119 Adam Brittain M18-39 Full 18.52 km/h 04:19:10 Silver
120 Charlotte Brittain F18-39 Full 18.52 km/h 04:19:14 Silver
122 Matt Burns M40-49 Full 15.40 km/h 05:11:43 Bronze
125 Gareth Chislett M40-49 Full 18.19 km/h 04:23:51 Silver
127 Rich Clark M40-49 Full 21.83 km/h 03:39:51 Gold
129 Jason Collett M50+ Full 25.11 km/h 03:11:10 Gold
130 John Conway M18-39 Full 16.89 km/h 04:44:16 Bronze
319 Sam Cooke M18-39 Full 18.92 km/h 04:13:42 Silver
132 Ian Craig M18-39 Full 19.81 km/h 04:02:20 Silver
134 Drew Cunliffe M50+ Full 20.56 km/h 03:53:31 Gold
138 Mark Dennett MU18 Full 16.14 km/h 04:57:22 Bronze
141 Brendan Dobbs M40-49 Full 24.65 km/h 03:14:43 Gold
142 Dan Duran M40-49 Full 20.86 km/h 03:50:04 Silver
143 Daniel Earland M18-39 Full 15.41 km/h 05:11:31 Bronze
144 Joshua Edwards MU18 Full 15.40 km/h 05:11:37 Bronze
147 Sean Egan M50+ Full 17.44 km/h 04:35:12 Silver
148 Richard Ellis M50+ Full 17.05 km/h 04:41:33 Silver
158 Joe Gardias M60+ Full 23.69 km/h 03:22:39 Gold
160 David Gilbert M18-39 Full 25.84 km/h 03:05:44 Gold
161 Martin Gill M40-49 Full 20.89 km/h 03:49:48 Silver
162 Rafael Gonzalez M50+ Full 17.05 km/h 04:41:30 Silver
165 Joseph Graystone M40-49 Full 21.68 km/h 03:41:23 Gold
309 David Gurda M40-49 Full 17.87 km/h 04:28:36 Silver
166 Scott Hall M50+ Full 20.05 km/h 03:59:27 Silver
167 Simon Halloway M18-39 Full 17.75 km/h 04:30:24 Bronze
168 Steven Hankin M18-39 Full 15.22 km/h 05:15:16
169 Nik Hart M18-39 Full 17.22 km/h 04:38:41 Bronze
304 Clifford Henley M60+ Full 15.79 km/h 05:04:03 Bronze
177 Harry Horsman M18-39 Full 18.24 km/h 04:23:10 Bronze
178 Jonathan Horsman M50+ Full 18.24 km/h 04:23:10 Silver
179 Paul Howarth MU18 Full 18.00 km/h 04:26:36 Silver
302 Scott Irwin M18-39 Full 17.43 km/h 04:35:27 Bronze
183 Spencer Jackson M40-49 Full DNF
186 Richard Jones M18-39 Full 15.40 km/h 05:11:45 Bronze
187 Samuel Jones M18-39 Full 17.50 km/h 04:34:16 Bronze
189 Kevin Joy M60+ Full 15.40 km/h 05:11:41 Bronze
190 Martin Kearsley M50+ Full 22.42 km/h 03:34:03 Gold
192 Daniel Kennedy M40-49 Full 21.50 km/h 03:43:18 Gold
198 Stephen Lane M50+ Full 23.15 km/h 03:27:22 Gold
311 Neil Lapworth M40-49 Full 17.67 km/h 04:31:41 Silver
199 Richard Lewey M50+ Full 20.78 km/h 03:50:57 Gold
202 Will Longden M40-49 Full 16.72 km/h 04:47:03 Bronze
209 Patrick Marx M40-49 Full 21.30 km/h 03:45:22 Gold
301 James mcgough M18-39 Full DNF
216 Geoff Mizen M50+ Full 22.44 km/h 03:33:55 Gold
217 Pip Munday F18-39 Full 17.22 km/h 04:38:44 Bronze
218 Neil Munro M50+ Full 20.35 km/h 03:55:53 Gold
220 Mark O'mahony M50+ Full 16.39 km/h 04:52:53 Bronze
221 Kieron O'toole MU18 Full 18.24 km/h 04:23:13 Silver
224 Craig Padley M40-49 Full 20.73 km/h 03:51:31 Silver
225 Tom Page M18-39 Full 17.25 km/h 04:38:20 Bronze
231 Joshua Porter M18-39 Full 21.87 km/h 03:39:27 Silver
232 Steve Porter M50+ Full 19.01 km/h 04:12:31 Silver
237 Julie Rand F50+ Full 17.21 km/h 04:38:58 Silver
238 Ollie Rastall M18-39 Full 24.69 km/h 03:14:24 Gold
241 Nichola Roberts FU18 Full 19.72 km/h 04:03:27 Silver
242 Jan Roldanus M50+ Full 21.97 km/h 03:38:29 Gold
243 Nick "Princess" Sargant MU18 Full DNF
245 Alex Setchell M40-49 Full 16.64 km/h 04:48:29 Bronze
246 Amy Shilliday F18-39 Full 17.74 km/h 04:30:31 Silver
247 Sam Short M40-49 Full DNF
248 Jon Siddle M18-39 Full DNF
249 Tim Simmons M18-39 Full 22.41 km/h 03:34:11 Gold
250 Mark Slocombe M40-49 Full 24.69 km/h 03:14:24 Gold
251 Matthew Smialowski M40-49 Full 21.70 km/h 03:41:09 Gold
252 Graham Smith M40-49 Full 17.33 km/h 04:37:00 Bronze
253 Richard Starkey M40-49 Full 17.11 km/h 04:40:32 Bronze
254 Kevin Stevens M50+ Full 19.00 km/h 04:12:35 Silver
303 Kristin Stolpe F18-39 Full 17.74 km/h 04:30:32 Silver
256 Richard Sutcliffe M50+ Full 15.29 km/h 05:13:51 Bronze
258 Robert Swift M50+ Full DNF
260 Mark Taylor M40-49 Full DNF
261 Stephen Temple M40-49 Full 17.11 km/h 04:40:30 Bronze
262 Simon Thatcher M50+ Full 17.31 km/h 04:37:15 Silver
263 Mikkel Togsverd M40-49 Full 18.86 km/h 04:14:31 Silver
265 Cris Towner M40-49 Full 19.71 km/h 04:03:29 Silver
268 Harry Tullis M50+ Full DNF
269 Jamie Tuton M40-49 Full 20.51 km/h 03:54:02 Silver
317 Henry Tyrrell M18-39 Full 15.50 km/h 05:09:35 Bronze
312 Simon Warn M40-49 Full 17.72 km/h 04:30:53 Silver
305 Tom Watt M50+ Full 17.92 km/h 04:27:48 Silver
310 Paul Weac M40-49 Full 17.72 km/h 04:30:57 Silver
272 Anthony Weston M40-49 Full 21.70 km/h 03:41:11 Gold
313 David Will M40-49 Full 21.33 km/h 03:45:02 Gold
Rider No. Name Category Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
108 Paul Beasley M40-49 Mid 16.14 km/h 03:43:03 Bronze
117 Roddy Bridge M60+ Mid 14.96 km/h 04:00:39 Bronze
131 Graham Crabtree MU18 Mid 12.99 km/h 04:37:04
135 Alex Cuppleditch F18-39 Mid 13.97 km/h 04:17:47
136 Matt Davies M18-39 Mid 17.28 km/h 03:28:19 Bronze
314 Bill Edwards M50+ Mid 16.49 km/h 03:38:17 Bronze
149 Tom Ellis M18-39 Mid 13.46 km/h 04:27:23
156 Richard Gamble M40-49 Mid 18.32 km/h 03:16:29 Silver
157 Jon Gammage M50+ Mid 13.69 km/h 04:23:02
164 Sophie Gordon F18-39 Mid 12.77 km/h 04:41:53
172 Alexander Haynes M18-39 Mid 12.68 km/h 04:44:01
174 Christopher Hobson M40-49 Mid 13.32 km/h 04:30:20
322 Arran Jacobs M18-39 Mid 15.08 km/h 03:58:43
191 Cliodhna Kennedy MU18 Mid 16.34 km/h 03:40:21 Bronze
196 Laura Laker F18-39 Mid 13.96 km/h 04:17:54
201 Sue Lockyear F50+ Mid 15.60 km/h 03:50:47 Bronze
204 John Lyons M40-49 Mid 12.73 km/h 04:42:42
210 David Mather M40-49 Mid 18.32 km/h 03:16:28 Silver
214 Robin Mccavert M18-39 Mid 14.12 km/h 04:15:02
226 Andrew Parr M60+ Mid 16.34 km/h 03:40:16 Silver
227 Neil Partington M50+ Mid 12.73 km/h 04:42:48
234 Tim Pyatt M60+ Mid 17.29 km/h 03:28:12 Silver
236 Howard Radcliffe M50+ Mid 19.84 km/h 03:01:26 Silver
215 Darren Ryden M40-49 Mid 17.29 km/h 03:28:12 Bronze
244 Richard Sellis M40-49 Mid 19.83 km/h 03:01:32 Silver
255 Jon Sutcliffe M50+ Mid 12.73 km/h 04:42:47
318 Zoe Thornburgh M40-49 Mid 13.58 km/h 04:25:06
266 Andy Trevorrow M40-49 Mid 14.11 km/h 04:15:13
267 Clive Trounson M50+ Mid 13.69 km/h 04:22:54
307 Steve Voller M40-49 Mid 21.34 km/h 02:48:42 Gold
270 Pete Warwick M50+ Mid 15.85 km/h 03:47:10 Bronze
271 Steve Warwick M50+ Mid 15.85 km/h 03:47:07 Bronze
321 Douglas Young M18-39 Mid 15.08 km/h 03:58:42
Rider No. Name Category Course Avg Pace Ride Time Time Band
320 Isaac Allaway MU18 Short 12.30 km/h 03:29:42
101 James Allaway M40-49 Short 12.30 km/h 03:29:42
104 Alistair Barton M50+ Short 13.68 km/h 03:08:35
105 Tommaso Barton MU18 Short 13.68 km/h 03:08:34
109 Gjoril Berg F40-49 Short 10.01 km/h 04:17:44
116 Dean Brennan M40-49 Short 12.23 km/h 03:30:53
118 Chris Bridgland M18-39 Short 14.14 km/h 03:02:29
121 Nicolas Bryan M40-49 Short 14.18 km/h 03:01:58
123 Joshua Chamberlain MU18 Short 13.87 km/h 03:06:00
124 Robert Chamberlain M40-49 Short DNF
151 Alex Forrester M40-49 Short 12.34 km/h 03:29:03
152 Charlie Forrester MU18 Short 12.35 km/h 03:28:50
153 Douglas Forrester MU18 Short 12.35 km/h 03:28:53
154 Jennifer Forrester F40-49 Short 12.31 km/h 03:29:40
170 Andy Hartwell F18-39 Short 12.24 km/h 03:30:48
173 Darren Haynes M40-49 Short 22.26 km/h 01:55:53 Gold
175 David Hodgson M40-49 Short 11.82 km/h 03:38:15
181 Andy Isitt M60+ Short DNF
182 Juliet Isitt F60+ Short DNF
184 Matt Jones M50+ Short 11.65 km/h 03:41:31
185 Paul Jones M40-49 Short 12.30 km/h 03:29:42
188 Wilf Jones MU18 Short 12.26 km/h 03:30:30
193 Kate Kitto F40-49 Short 16.19 km/h 02:39:20 Bronze
194 Tim Kitto M60+ Short 16.19 km/h 02:39:21 Silver
207 Annie Marson FU18 Short 8.30 km/h 05:10:58
208 Selva Martinez F18-39 Short 11.16 km/h 03:51:08
211 Carol Mathews F50+ Short 10.66 km/h 04:01:59
212 Stuart Mathews M60+ Short 10.65 km/h 04:02:09
223 Archie Orrock MU18 Short 12.31 km/h 03:29:40
228 Ap Pearmund M40-49 Short 19.85 km/h 02:10:00 Silver
239 Cynthia Reader F50+ Short 10.65 km/h 04:02:12
240 Martin Reader M50+ Short 10.65 km/h 04:02:13
316 Guy Rorke MU18 Short 12.34 km/h 03:29:09
315 Steph Rorke M40-49 Short 12.30 km/h 03:29:44
308 Andy Sewell M50+ Short 12.39 km/h 03:28:16
259 David Taberner M18-39 Short 16.36 km/h 02:37:40 Bronze
275 Monty Wyatt MU18 Short 13.87 km/h 03:06:01
276 Neil Wyatt M40-49 Short 13.87 km/h 03:06:01

Band 1 (Male 18-39)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=22.13km/h (13.75mph) 3h 36m 2h 42m 1h 56m
Silver=18.51km/h (11.5mph) 4h 19m 3h 14m 2h 19m
Bronze=15.29km/h (9.5mph) 5h 13m 3h 55m 2h 48m

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

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=21.02km/h (13.06mph) 3h 47m 2h 50m 2h 02m
Silver=17.58km/h (10.93mph) 4h 32m 3h 24m 2h 26m
Bronze=14.52km/h (9.03mph) 5h 29m 4h 07m 2h 57m

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

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=19.92km/h (12.38mph) 3h 58m 2h 58m 2h 08m
Silver=16.66km/h (10.35mph) 4h 45m 3h 33m 2h 33m
Bronze=13.76km/h (8.55mph) 5h 45m 4h 19m 3h 05m

Band 4 (Female 50+, Male 60+)

Full Route Mid Route Short Route
Gold=18.81km/h (11.69mph) 4h 09m 3h 07m 2h 14m
Silver=15.73km/h (9.78mph) 4h 58m 3h 43m 2h 40m
Bronze=13.00km/h (8.08mph) 6h 01m 4h 30m 3h 14m