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The EKOI Stone Circle Gravel 2023 - Prices from £89.00pp

The EKOI Stone Circle Gravel 2023

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Race the summer solstice on this epic gravel adventure through Druidic Britain.

The race starts at daybreak from the historic hilltop fort of Old Sarum. This is a monumental adventure as you will pass the iconic landmark of Stonehenge. The challenge is to race the solstice sun and to finish before night falls.

The Ekoi Stone Circle brings the fast-rolling feel of iconic US gravel races to the UK in this truly unique 215km event.  A 135km route option is also available, where e-bikes are also welcome to take part.

Expect a variety of terrain over the gruelling course. As well as the distraction of the stunning views and historical landmarks, there will be plenty of opportunities to stick it in the big ring and find a fast-rolling group to make the kilometres fly by.

Starting and finishing on the edge of Salisbury with direct rail links from London and other cities, plus proximity to Heathrow and Gatwick, it’s easily accessible for both UK and international riders.

Sportive Breaks are the official tour operator for the 2023 Ekoi Stone Circle Gravel Event. We offer a selection of hotels in Salisbury for 1, 2 or 3 nights within easy riding distance of the event start and finish. We also offer guaranteed entry into the event.

Prices start from £89.00

Included with our hotel packages:

  • 1, 2 or 3 nights
  • Hotels are available on Room Only or Bed and Breakfast, depending on which hotel you choose.
  • Services of our team including mechanic service
  • Guided ride out from the event Expo Friday afternoon
  • After Party
  • ABTA protected

Entry is :

215km £85.00

135km £75.00

Included with your entry:

  • GPX file and route cards
  • Timing chip
  • 2 or 3 x feed stations (depending on which distance you take)
  • Musette drop (feed station 2)
  • Dedicated mechanical and technical support
  • Full medical team back up
  • Finishers beer
  • Car parking (Friday 12:00 to Saturday 22:30)

Also available:

  • Limited Edition event merchandise
  • Sponsor products
  • Hot food and drink at expo and finish. Vegetarian and gluten free options available
  • Bike wash area
Your Itinerary

Itinerary (subject to change and beasd on a 2 night stay)

The events take place from/to Old Sarum, Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3SD. The event HQ is at Old Sarum near Salisbury, one of the most historically important sites in southern England. It combines a royal castle and cathedral within an Iron Age fortification, overlooking the vast and beautiful Wiltshire plains. 

There are direct trains to Salisbury from London Waterloo, which usually takes around 1h 40m but can take just 1h 20m on the fastest services, with around 36 trains running on this popular route every day.

From Salisbury train station it is a 2.3-mile bike ride or by car 2.1 miles.

There is free parking at Old Sarum from 13:00 Friday to 22:30 Saturday.

Friday 23 June 2023Expo and Sign On

Arrive today in Salisbury to get ready and prepared for tommorrow's event. We will provide a guided ride on sections of the race route this afternoon. 

13:00 - 21:00 : Gravel Expo. All supporting partners will join us, showcasing their products and chatting all things gravel.

13:00 - 21:00 : Sign On open, where all riders will need to collect entry packs.

18:00 - 22:00 : Pizza Party at expo or evening meal at your hotel (if you've booked half board)

Saturday 24 June 2023Event Day

05:00 - 05:30 : Sign On open and breakfast at the event village

05:00 - 06:00 : Start line open

21:30 : Finish line closes

Evening meal at your hotel (if you've booked half board)

Sunday 25 June 2023Departure Day

Please check out of the hotel today and see you next time.

Need to Know

The route is not marked except for critical and/or complicated turnings.  A GPX file will be provided and must be uploaded to your navigation device before the event.  You can also collect Route Cards at Sign On.

The ride opens at 05:00 and all riders must have departed by 06:00. The event is not a race but will be timed and finishing timers listed. The course closes at 21:30.

You must be 18 years or older on 24 June 2023 to enter. The course is long, and a very good level of fitness and endurance will be required. If you are in doubt as to your fitness, then we recommend you have a medical check-up before registering.

The route covers a wide variety of terrain including fast rolling gravel, woodland singletrack, field-side bridleways, disused railway tracks and road so the sheer versatility of a dedicated gravel bike running 38mm + tyres would be our recommendation. However, a lightweight hardtail MTB with fast rolling tyres or Cyclocross bike would also be suitable.

You will need to be self-sufficient for large sections of the ride and each rider will need to carry spares and tools necessary to deal with punctures and mechanicals. We will have dedicated technical support and mechanics at the Start and each Feed Station to deal with more technical issues. There may be a charge for some parts and labour.

There are 3 x feed stations for the 215km course and 2 for the 135km course:

  • Feed station 1, 60km
  • Feed station 2, 110km
  • Feed station 3, 160km

A musette drop option is also available. A clear bag is supplied at Sign On and can then be filled with any nutrition you require; the bag should then be dropped at the start point and it will be transferred to Feed station 2 (110km). 

If for any reason you need to cancel your entry there are several options available:

  • You can nominate a substitute rider for your entry (up to 30 days before the event start date)
  • You may defer your entry as a credit towards another HotChillee event in the same or following calendar year (up to 12 weeks before the event start date)
  • Entries are non-refundable
  • To substitute or defer your entry, please contact hello@sportivebreaks.com 
Location

The events take place from/to Old Sarum, Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3SD. The event HQ is at Old Sarum near Salisbury, one of the most historically important sites in southern England. It combines a royal castle and cathedral within an Iron Age fortification, overlooking the vast and beautiful Wiltshire plains. 

There are direct trains to Salisbury from London Waterloo, which usually takes around 1h 40m but can take just 1h 20m on the fastest services, with around 36 trains running on this popular route every day.

From Salisbury train station it is a 2.3-mile bike ride or by car 2.1 miles.

There is free parking at Old Sarum from 13:00 Friday to 22:30 Saturday.

Nearest train stations

  • Salisbury (0.6 miles)
  • Dean (7.1 miles)
  • Grateley (10.2 miles)

Nearest airports

  • Bournemouth International Airport (25.9 miles)
  • Southampton International airport (24.1 miles)
  • Bristol International Airport (56.4 miles)

Nearest motorways

  • M27 JCT2 (14.5 miles)
  • M27 JCT3 (16.2 miles)
  • M271 JCT1 (17 miles)

Parking at Best Western Red Lion Hotel

  • Car off site (100 spaces)
  • Car on site (6 spaces)
  • Coach off site (20 spaces
Hotel Options

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  • Best Western Red Lion Hotel

    Milford Street Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2AN

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    One of Salisbury's hidden treasures this 13thCentury coaching inn offers a warm welcome to all who enter. Reputed to be the oldest "purpose" built hotel in Europe the hotel was built in 1220, keeping many of its historic charm and character the hotel offers the latest in modern technology in both the bedrooms and conference facilities. With a conference room that can seat up to 100 and 5 conference rooms in total along with 60 beautifully appointed bedrooms the Red Lion Hotel is an ideal venue for any event. 

    Key Features:

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • City Centre Location
  • The Merchants House Hotel

    29 Milford Street Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2AP

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    Nestled in the heart of Salisbury lies The Merchants House Hotel. This hotel lays claim to having had Nelson himself stay over – with the specific room where Nelson spent the night available for upgrades – ask us about The Nelson Room! 

    With all 37 rooms recently refurbished, The Merchants House Hotel makes an ideal stay for your visit. 

    All rooms include air conditioning, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and free wi-fi.

    At the end of a long day, The Merchants Bar offers a cosy, welcoming area to sit, relax and ejoy a drink with old and new friends alike.

     

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • City Centre Location
  • Victoria Lodge

    61 Castle Road Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 3RH

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    Victoria Guest House is situated within 10 minutes’ walk of Salisbury's main square and is therefore ideally located for both business and tourism. Carole and Doug and their team of helpful and friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to Victoria Lodge.

    The following facilities are provided:

    •Colour TV and Tea/coffee making facilities in each room.

    •Breakfast packs are available at £5.00 to include cereal, milk, juice, and breakfast bar.

    •Keys are provided for house and room entry.

    •Car parking is included.

    •Ground floor rooms available

    •Free WiFi

    •Hair dryers and iron available on request

    Within Salisbury you will find the Cathedral, dating from 1258 which is situated within the very picturesque Close, a lively Guildhall square with a market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, a theatre, cinema, lovely river walks and Harnham Water Meadows, within a walking distance, where you will find wildflowers and streams.

    Check in: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

    Check out: 10:00am.

     

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • On-site Parking

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