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Organiser's Description

THE SURLY100 is a 100 mile Bikepacking weekend in the Beautiful Cotswolds Hills, with a campsite and food arranged to greet you half way.

Starting and finishing at Gloucester Brewery in Gloucesters historic docks. The routes are based on being 100% rideable; we're not fans of walking in cycle events. You will enjoy the best singletrack, great downhills, steady climbs, some awesome views as well as quiet Cotswolds country lanes. 

Entry Details:

  • Format: a self supported bikepacking adventure over 2 days

  • Start time: The ride starts at 9am. Its not a race so you don't have to rush to start but we ask you to leave before 9.15am.

  • Route: 50 miles per day. Details to come closer to the event start.

  • Entries: Early bird entry £65, then after December 1st goes up to £75

  • Navigation: A GPX route file will be supplied so you can navigate with your device. NO SIGNAGE ON ROUTE!

  • Bike: If your bike is suitable for riding offroad over rough terrain and can carry everything you need for the weekend then thats the bike for this event. (NO E-BIKES)

  • Terrain: Cotswolds singletrack, woodland, country lanes, rocky downhill and tow paths.

  • What we supply: A GPX file of the route, this can be downloaded one week prior to the event start. Food Saturday evening and Sunday morning and a campsite.

  • Gear you must have: A reliable bike, a cycle helmet, lights, a means to carry enough water, first aid kit, phone or GPS for navigation, multitool, tool kit, puncture repair kit, tent/bivi bag/tarp. YOU MUST CARRY ALL THE GEAR YOU NEED TO CAMP! NO HOTELS, CAMPERVANS OR B&B's!

  • Insurance: You will need your own insurance.

  • Refunds: Entries can be transferred only. The cut-off for transfers is one week before the start of the event.

  • Alternative route: If you feel you've had enough after the first day, you are just a few miles from the Brewery and its all downhill. But, don't the temptation get the better of you, the second day is easier. If you do choose this option PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TELL US!

Event Timetable:

  • Sign on from 7.30am Saturday 15th

  • Rider Breifing, 8.45am

  • Ride starts, 9am. Note - You have 15 minutes to leave, its not a race.

  • Saturday campsite is open from midday. 

  • Saturday food from when the first riders arrive until who knows...

  • Sunday Breakfast from 7am.

  • Sunday ride start. When ever you feel like it. No set time but don't sit around until 12 please. Unless you plan shortcut.

  • Event closes around 6pm Sunday but we will wait until the last man or womens home. 

How to get there

By train: Gloucester train station is just 7 minutes away from the start.

By car: Gloucester is very central and can be access via the M5, junction 11A, or from the Swindon direction via the 419/417.

Parking: Parking is available close to the start at Gloucester Docks carpark and is open 24 hours. Other parks can be found here


The Rules:

  • Be respectful to your fellow riders and members of the public. The event starts on a two path so please be careful.

  • Do not litter, drop gel rappers or anything else. Leave no trace, even when riding.

  • Wear a proper cycle helmet.

  • You must have working lights on your bike. Yes its summer but even on a major busy road you should at least have your rear light on.

  • You must carry all the gear you need for the weekend, including your camping gear. NO nipping off to a hotel, B&B, or if local, home. We will be watching.

  • You must contact us if you wish to withdraw from the event. We do not want to be hunting for you for days. Our contact details will be supplied at sign on.

  • If you are injured your first contact should be the suitable medical service, not us. It just slows things up. This also applies should you find somebody in need of assistance.

  • No Electric bicycles/E-bikes. It really complicates things should you have power issues. Very sorry.

And finally:

  • By entering this event you are aware that the route is offroad and contains rough downhill sections, some road crossings and is over a distance of 100 miles.

  • You understand that you and you only are responsible for yourself and your bike for the duration of the event.

  • You understand that you are responsible for the clothing you wear, your helmet being attached and fastened correctly.

  • You are responsible for the condition of your bicycle and equipment.

  • You agree that the event organiser is not liable for any injury you may suffer due to taking part in the event.

  • You agree that by entering the event you accept full personal responsibility for your actions.

  • You understand that you are responsible for navigating yourself via the GPX route file supplied via your navigation device, the device chosen is your choice.



01 Dec 2023£65.00
10 Jun 2024 23:59£75.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Start: 15/06/2024 09:00:00

End: 16/06/2024 17:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 100

Places Available: ??



Graham Foot



Gloucester Brewery Fox’s Kiln, West Quay, Gloucester GL1 2LG