Details of a new series of self-supported gravel rides announced in the Forest of Dean.
Long regarded as a mountain biking mecca, the organisers of the Dirty Devil series tell us that there’s plenty here for gravel bikers too. If you long for a challenge and are not afraid of an event without arrows to follow. If you can feed and take care of yourself without the assistance of an aid station full of limp bananas, then read on.
The DirtyDevil.cc Gravel Series
The area is well known to mountain bikers and boasts around 24,000 acres of woodland to explore. The Dirty Devil team have organised social rides in the Forest for over a year, but found that the single group format was presenting a barrier to many who were unsure of the pace or distance involved. That is the beauty of this new format. You start when you like, rest when you like and travel at your own pace. Riding the route on a single day should help to keep some of the social elements of previous rides.
Self-supported and self-paced; there are no entry fees, no marshals, no route markers, no feed stations and no mechanical or first aid support. All the DirtyDevil.cc team supply are great routes along the best gravel paths, lanes and byways that the Forest of Dean has to offer.
A Sunday in Hell – 5th July 2020
The series will kick off with ‘A Sunday in Hell’ on July 5th. This is the flagship ride of the DirtyDevil.cc series, a 100km gravel challenge taking you to some of the best view points in the Forest and Wye Valley. This one is not for the faint hearted and will require high levels of fitness and stamina to complete.
Other rides in the series include a 40Km ‘Turkey Run’ (easy ride), a 50Km night ride called ‘Into The Darkness’, and a 60Km ‘Fire and Brimstone’ ride.
Ride with the Devil
All you need to know about the series, dates and times, can be found at www.dirtydevil.cc
Last modified: 11th March 2020