The Gralloch - Trek UCI Gravel World Series with Sportive Breaks
The TREK UCI Gravel World Series is coming to the UK with The Gralloch.
The Gralloch is the UK’s first and only UCI level gravel race, with riders competing in their age groups not only going for the win but, to qualify for the UCI Gravel World Championships in Veneto, Italy this autumn. Qualify in Scotland and book your travel package to the 2023 Gravel Worlds in Veneto, Italy with Sportive Breaks.
The Gralloch is a one-day classics-style gravel cycling race held on May 20th in the stunning Galloway Forest Park in South-West Scotland. Based in the picturesque town of Gatehouse of Fleet, the event is run by the team behind a number of successful gravel events including the King’s Cup, which is the British Gravel Championships, and the multi-day gravel adventure event Raiders Gravel.
The stunning and challenging route takes riders over 113km, with almost 2,000m of climbing, and gives them the chance to race against some top riders, including professionals.
Whatever your ambitions at The Gralloch, if its qualifying for the Worlds, having a laugh or just surviving, it’s sure to be an experience to remember, and we can make it more memorable, with our fantastic accommodation and support packages.
The TREK UCI Gravel World Series is a year-long series of 17 gravel races all over the world. At each of them you can qualify for the World Championships by finishing in the top 25% of your age group. Check out the full list of qualifying events here: https://ucigravelworldseries.com/en/calendar/
And if you qualify we’ve got travel and accommodation packages for Worlds too! More information about our travel packages for the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships in Veneto, Italy can be found here – > UCI Gravel World Championships 2023
Discounted Event Entry: Our entry is £62 with no booking fees which represents a £10 discount versus booking direct.
Hotel in Gatehouse of Fleet or Castle Douglas: Hotel in Castle Douglas previously used by Team Ineos. Breakfast and evening meal included in Castle Douglas. B&B in Gatehouse of Fleet
Transport : Transport to and from the event start and finish in Gatehouse of Fleet.
Qualify for the World Championships and travel with us there too!: Finish in the top 25% of your age group and qualify for the world championships in Italy. Travel with us to Veneto for the World Champs as well!
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Lots of climbing but either shorter rides or an easier day mixed in. Challenging but suitable for most riders.
The Gralloch - Trek UCI Gravel World Series
Join the Sportive Breaks team in Scotland in May for the UK Qualifier leg of the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships which will take place in Veneto, Italy in autumn 2023. You will be staying at a hotel near the venue which includes breakfast and evening meal. The hotel has previous hosted the Ineos team and will provide a Sportive menu the night before the event. On the morning of the event we will take you by coach to the start area and at the end of the race, take you back to the hotel.
The Gralloch qualifying series for the world championship is hosted in Gateway of Fleet, Scotland with trails of firm gravel taking you through the hills of Galloway. The route is yet to be finalised, but you will be racing a total of 110km with 2000m of climbing. It will be a tough day out, but completing this course with a qualifying time will see you heading to Italy for the chance to be the best in your age category!
There will be a predetermined time in which the race needs to be completed in. There will be cut off points on the route where competitors will be withdrawn should they be behind the average speed. A broom wagon will be following the race to pick up and support riders.
Riders who finish in the top 25% of their age group will qualify for the UCI World Championships in Italy. The world championships will be held in Veneto in October. Here you will battle it out for the UCI rainbow jersey. The qualification time is calculated from when the start gun is fired to when you cross the finish line. You can still participate in this event for a great day out, even if not going for a qualifying time!
Entry packages include
- Fully signed and marked route
- Feed stations with sports nutrition and tools
- Professional timing
- Lead and following vehicles
- Broom Wagon
- Medals for World Championships qualifiers
- Podium ceremony for all age groups
Click the link to find out more information and to book your trip to the UCI World Championships in Italy
Ernespie House Hotel
Gralloch & Raiders Gravel Races
This hotel is set in beautiful ground with views of the local scenery. It is a short walk away from Castle Douglas high street. There is a bar offering a selection of drinks to enjoy whilst taking in the view. The onsite restaurant has a varied evening meal menu, lunch and afternoon tea is also available. Room at this hotel are of a good size and have an ensuite. Complementary amenities and tea/coffee making facilities are also included. There is free on-site parking and complimentary Wi-Fi.
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