GRAVEL: 2 great routes of approx 80K & 100K

Cornwall Grit

September 14, 2024
from 8:00 am

Which race? See below..

Overview

Our new Cornwall Grit gravel bike event offers two routes showcasing the best bits of the West Kernow Way route devised by CyclingUK.  The route will will be electronically chip timed.  We are still confirming details but there will be a main feedstation at St Just Sports Centre plus others to be confirmed. This event is the same day as the Lands End 100 road sportive & shares the same start & finish for a big event atmosphere.
CAMPING
– Add camping
for just £6 per night at the nearby Arch Lane Campsite. It’s where the Sportiva Events crew stay & we can’t wait to get back there!

 

What you get

  • Quality Feed stations
  • RFID chip timing
  • Quality event t-shirt for all
  • Free Komoot maps & navigation
  • Event photos
  • Mechanical support & broom wagon
  • Rider Recovery Service
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Professional First Aid Cover
  • HQ with toilets, parking & food

* photos free with Sportiva Events logo at social media resolution. Hi-res downloads with no watermark & prints are available for an additional charge

RACE STATS

Berdemyn (Cornish for Short)

SAT 14th SEPT
Distance: Approx 80Km
A clockwise loop of the Lands End peninsular using bridleways, tracks & some lanes.

Hir (Cornish for lengthy)

SAT 14th SEPT
Distance Approx 100Km
Starts with a clockwise loop of the Lands End peninsular using bridleways, tracks & some lanes. It continues further East past Hayle before heading back across.

EVENT INFORMATION

Parking

The St Michael’s Mount and Long Stay Marazion car park is marked on the map. During busy periods, there is an overflow car park opposite so that there will always be space for your visit. The postcode for satnav is TR17 0EG and it may be marked as Folly Field on some maps.

Navigation

The route will be predominantly self nav. But we will provide accurate GPXs and a free Komoot area giving you great nav on a Garmin or phone plus turn by turn voice instructions courtesy of Komoot.

FAQs

Cycling Jersey Sizing

Here are the sizes for our Primal Cycling Jerseys

Mens Sizes

Size Chart applies to jerseys, bibs, shorts, wind vest and rhapsody hoodies. All measurements are listed in centimetres.
SizeWaistChestHeight
XS66-74cm84-86cmUp to 163cm
SM74-81cm89-96cm163-173cm
MD81-89cm96-104cm168-179cm
LG89-96cm104-109cm173-183cm
XL96-107cm109-117cm178-193cm
2X107-117cm117-125cm188cm and Over
3X117-129cm125-132cm188cm and Over

Womens Sizes

Size Chart applies to jerseys, bibs and shorts. All measurements are listed in centimetres.
SizeWaistHipsHeightChest
XXS<61cm<86cm<157cm<81cm
XS61-64cm86-89cmUp to 157cm81-84cm
SM64-69cm89-94cm156-165cm84-89cm
MD69-74cm94-99cm162-172cm89-94cm
LG74-81cm99-107cm170-180cm94-102cm
XL81-89cm107-115cm178-185cm102-109cm
2X89-94cm115-120cm180-188cm109-115cm
3X94-99cm117-122cm180-188cm114-119cm
4X96-101cm119-124cm180-188cm114-119cm
5X101cm+122cm+180cm+122cm+

How environmentally friendly are you?

We're doing our best to minimise our environmental impact. Here are a few of our initiatives. Trees Not Tees For all the events where we include a t-shirt, we're now offering the option to plant a tree instead. We've partnered with Treesnottees.com to make this happen. Avoiding Single Use Plastics We use paper cups designed to be fully recycled back into high grade paper. Medals now optional We know quite a lot of competitors are not interested in finishers medals so they are now optional. We make a £2 charity donation for every medal not selected. Swim hats on request We still supply swim hats for our open water swim events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all our pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage. Zip Ties & waste We only use reusable zip ties. We minimise single use plastics & sort rubbish for recycling after our events. Food is not wasted For events, such as our cycling sportives, where we're know for our excellent feed stations, all left over food goes to the local foodbank. Reducing Car use In Devon where most of our events take place this is easier said than done. However at our Burrator 10K running race we offer a £5 discount to anyone who commits to walking or cycling to the event. We'll be looking to add this to other events in the future. To read more about our sustainability policies read our article

Do you allow ebikes at your road sportives?

Yes we do. However we cannot guarantee charging on course so make sure your battery life is sufficient for the distance you have chosen.

What is better about a road bike?

Road bikes, as the name suggests, are designed for use on the road. They typically have a more aggressive, more aerodynamic position, dropped handlebars and smooth relatively narrow tyres. A gravel bike fitted with slick (ie smooth tyres) will be almost as good. A chunkier full-suspension mountain bike with knobbly tyres will slow you down considerably.

Do I need a specific type of bike?

No any roadworthy bike will do including ebikes & tandems. We recommend using a road bike for our road sportives.

Can I use Tri bars (aerobars)

No these are not permitted as they can be dangerous if your riding in bunch or small group.

Will there be timing chips?

Yes, timing chips are mounted on the back of your race numbers. These need to be attached, using the zip ties we provide, to the front of your bike. Please ensure, as far as you can, that the number is not covered up by cables, bags or anything else.

Are there any age restrictions on your sportives?

Yes there are. You need to be 15 or over to take part in any of the sportives unaccompanied. Age guidelines for the various events & distances are on the individual event pages.

Do I need to be a member of a club to enter?

No, all our events are open to all whether you're a member of a club or not.

Can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?

Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds as we start to incur costs as soon as we announce an event. However we now offer free name changes up to 7 days before an event with our booking software Eventrac and the chance to transfer yourself to a different event. Just scroll to the bottom of your email receipt and click the link which says  'online receipt'. You will then see options to transfer your entry to another event or another competitor. For all deferrals you must contact us a minimum of 7 days before the event and transfers are subject to an admin fee of £8 plus any difference in price. We've now enabled Refund Protect on all our events. That means for just 10 percent of your entry fee you can now insure against not being able to attend due to illness, injury, bereavement etc! Read what's covered when you sign up.

ROUTE MAPS

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LOCATION

Folly Fields, Marazion, Cornwall, TR170ET

Event Gallery

"What a great day. Thoroughly enjoyed that. Beautiful scenery and great weather, despite the forecast. That road from St Ives to St Just might just be the nicest road I've ever ridden." From a previous year,.
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