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GOLDRUSH GRAVEL MIDI

September 17

£30.00
GOLDRUSH GRAVEL MIDI

GOLDRUSH GRAVEL MIDI

GOLDRUSH GRAVEL MIDI

EVENT OVERVIEW

The Goldrush Gravel Midi is an excellent mid-distance gravel bike time trial event.

At 40km long, the Goldrush Gravel Midi is the perfect gravel bike race for someone interested in getting into gravel bike racing or as a stepping stone toward the longer-distance gravel bike races.

  • Suppose you haven’t done a gravel bike race before or don’t know what to expect.
  • Perhaps you want to test out a new gravel bike rig, some new gear or a new gravel bike.  
  • Maybe you want to diversify from road and sportive to gravel bike races.
  • Have never followed a GPX route before; check out your GPS navigation device before a big ride. 

There are no medals and Tee shirts, but we will have timing GPS tracking so we can award some fantastic prizes from Planet X for the top 3 finishers.

Ideal for first-timers to gravel bike racing or those wanting to do a shorter-distance event.

Whether you’ve got a 50-mile Gravel Bike Race in the following weeks or are just looking to try the sport out for the first time, this is an excellent opportunity. We’ll have bike mechanics and a pre-planned route for you to ensure you and your equipment are ready for the autumn.

If you want to change your set-up or get some advice, we have asked the friendly chaps from the X Works team to help you with bike mechanics at the checkpoints and feed stations courtesy of Planet X.

GRAVEL ROUTE: 40K

DIFFICULTY 6/10

Event profile and Terrain: New on the scene to Gravel Bike Rides in Yorkshire. The Goldrush Gravel Midi is a medium-distance gravel bike event around 40km long.  As with many Gravel bike rides in Yorkshire, the terrain is challenging but manageable and a great stepping-stone to moving into longer-distance Gravel Bike Races.

Set in the North Yorkshire Moors and starting around Helmsley, the course provides some challenging climbs, fast-flowing sections and stunning panoramic views.  

The Goldrush Midi and the Goldrush are sure to become a classic on the Yorkshire Gravel Biking calendar. 

COUNTDOWN TO EVENT

SEPTEMBER 17TH

EVENT FACILITIES AND SUPPORT

  • Family, Friends and Supporters –We actively encourage spectators to come along to cheer and enjoy the event environment. Perhaps you want to come along and get a feel for what it’s like to participate.
  • Mechanical Support – Two Planet X Bike Technicians will be available to provide essential mechanical support. Don’t expect them to carry out a full service; this is for small last, minute basic support. Please note, there may be a charge for some parts, you will be asked in advance before a repair is made.
  • D.I.Y Pit Station – there will be several bike stands, some basic tools, a track pump etc for competitors to use. Once registered, Competitors will be able to access these facilities. 
  • Car Parking – there is ample parking facilities on-site, please follow instructions and speed limits on site. 
  • Toilets and Changing facilities – there are toilets on-site. 
  • Medical and emergency – there will be emergency medical personnel in attendance. For minor bumps and scratches, we suggest you bring along a personal first aid kit. 
  • Refreshments, food and drinks – refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the day with strategically placed feed stations. 

Goldrush Gravel Midi

THE GRAVEL ROUTE

Goldrush Gravel Midi Event, North  Yorkshire Moors: 40km

It’s a challenging 40km route to the north of Helmsley climbing up onto the North Yorkshire Moors, to traverse the golden gravel paths over the peaks before dropping back down into Helmsley to finish. You’ll face a mixture of terrain from gravel tracks to country roads, experience some sharp leg-burning climbs and enjoy stunning panoramic views over the moors. 

DIFFICULTY: 6/10

GRAVEL RACE FAQ's

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I HAVE ENTERED?

Once you have entered one of our events, the following will happen
You will receive an email confirming your entry with some general information.
You will then receive emails on the run-up to your event.
In the days leading up to the event, you will receive your event notes as well as the route GPX files
All the information you will need to know about your event will be within those race notes, from start times and your race number to registration and course logistics.:

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO WHEN I ARRIVE ON EVENT DAY?

Once you arrive,  head towards the registration tent, where the team will sign you in and give you everything you need for the day
 
At registration, you will be receive your GPS tracker, bike numbers and instructions for the day.
 
Ask event staff to point you in the direction if you are unsure.

WHAT TYPE OF BIKE SHOULD I RIDE?

A gravel or a mountain bike will be ideal for the route. Most of the ride is on gravel tracks, but there is a few more technical sections, where you would benefit from thicker tyres (at least 38mm). E-Bikes are welcome on the route.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE A MECHANICAL ISSUE WITH MY BIKE?

We’ll have a team of bike mechanics from Planet X at the start/finish area and at various points along the route. please bring various spares with you so you can be as self-sufficient in case anything happens. Your bike should be in good working order – the mechanics can only help with small issues and not a full bike service.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON THE DAY?

You need to bring water and nutrition, in order to be as self-sufficient as possible. Although we will have a feed station on the route in case you need a boost. Any spare parts for your bike are a must-have, and wearing a helmet is compulsory.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE GPX FILES?

Our event team will do a ride of the route in the week leading up to the event to check for any issues with the route, and you’ll receive the GPX files in the week leading up to the event.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION AND TRANSFER POLICY?

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

The entry fee is non-refundable. We understand that you may need to withdraw or transfer your entry.

Our transfer and withdrawal policy below is strictly adhered to, and no exceptions are made for illness, injury or pregnancy.

Cancellations and transfers must be made in writing by email.

Please provide your full name, the event entered and order number.

Entry Fees are non-refundable.
Notification over 30 days before the event date – 100% of your entry fee will be issued via a credit note valid for 2 years.
Notification over 10 days before the event date – 50% of your entry fee will be issued via credit note valid for 2 years.
Notification 10 days and less before the event date – we operate a strict no refund or transfer policy.
If a participant withdraws from an event and uses a credit note as payment, a credit will only be reimbursed to the original use-by date
The organisers reserve the right to alter the format of an event without prior notice should the need arise..

GOLDRUSH GRAVEL MIDI EVENT

WHATS INCLUDED

  • GPX TRACKER

    Every participant will be issued with a GPS tracker when they register, that will allow us to keep track of where everyone is on the course. Your finishing time and any split-times will be posted on the Marauder website.

  • MARKED AND MARSHALLED ROUTES

    The route will be marked with signage and Marshalls at key points along the route. There will be a feed station on the route where you can pick up snacks and drinks as needed. 

  • COMPLIMENTARY EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS

    Complimentary digital downloadable event photographs, taken on the day by our photography partners will be posted on the Marauder website. We can’t guarantee to always get a photo or a perfect shot. But, they do their best to get great shots of all competitors. Remember though, looking good is your responsibility, we don’t take responsibility for hair and makeup, that’s down to you!

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Details

Date:
September 17
Cost:
£30.00
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Venue

Helmsley
Helmsley, North Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map

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