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Organiser's Description

Hi, welcome to the SURLY100 2025

After the success of our first SURLY100, we are please to announce it’s back for 2025 and includes a shorter 100k route option as well as the 100 mile.


THE SURLY100 is a Bikepacking event in the Beautiful Cotswolds Hills, with 2 distances, 100 miles, or 100k, (62 miles).

The ride starts and finishing at the Pelican Inn, Gloucester, with a halfway campsite at Buckshead Farm. The routes are designed for gravel and mountain bikes, with a mix of singletrack, quiet country lanes and stunning views. On completion of the ride you can take advantage of the afterparty at the Pelican, food and lubrication on hand. It might be a good idea to pre-book a stay somewhere on the Saturday night.


Ride Details:

  • Format: a self supported bikepacking adventure over 2 days

  • Start time: The ride starts at 9am on Friday 4th July from the Pelican Inn. Its not a race so you don't have to rush to start but we ask you to leave before 9.15am.

  • Halfway Campsite: Buckshead Farm Campsite, flat field with toilets, shower and water. Food is ready for you for Friday night/ Saturday Morning.

  • The Route: 100 miles or 100k split over 2 days. For 2025 there is a special feature on the second day. “The Dunc”! This was Mr SURLY UK, Duncan Kennedy’s idea for the 2025 event, Duncan passed away in July 2024. It seems only fitting to name this after him.

  • Entry:

    • SURLY100 2025 - £95

    Note: when you sign in, tell us which distance you are doing. You will have both routes sent to you incase you change your mind.

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

  • Pub Guide: Yes there will be a pub guide, with places to get food and refreshments, also our contact number.

  • Bike: If your bike is suitable for riding offroad over rough terrain and can carry everything you need for the weekend then that’s the bike for this event. And yes a Gravel bike will be fine if you arte used to rough terrain. (SORRY. NO E-BIKES) Ebikes really complicate things with flat batteries, bike specification (ie homemade) It just adds cost and workload and insurance costs.

  • Terrain: Cotswolds singletrack, woodland, country lanes, gravel downhills and tow paths.

  • 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. 

  • 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, we can supply a route back to the finish. But, don't let 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 Friday 4th July 2025

  • Rider Briefing, 8.55am

  • Ride starts, 9am. Note - You have 15 minutes to leave, it’s not a race. Please make sure you leave by 9.15am.

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

  • Saturday Breakfast from 7am.

  • Saturday ride start. Whenever you feel like it. No later than 9.30am. Unless you plan to take the shortcut.

  • Event closes Saturday evening!


    A contact number is on the Pub guide, which is sent to you with the route a week before the start.

Start/Finish Location:

The event is based at The Pelican Inn, Gloucester.

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To Get there:

By train: Gloucester train station is just a few minutes away

Parking: There is some on-street parking near the pub, or you can use the local ASDA store, use this link -

Local campsite -

Hotel with parking - Premier Inn Gloucester


The Rules:

  • Be respectful to your fellow riders and members of the public. The second day includes riding on a two path, please be courteous.

  • 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 have a choice this year, you can carry all your gear as normal or, we can take it to the campsite for you. Up to you. But make sure you sort this in time before the start and also put your name IN your bags.

  • 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.


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

  • 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.


The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

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

Dates and Status

Start: 04/07/2025 09:00:00

End: 05/07/2025 18:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 100

Places Available: ??



Graham Foot


The Pelican Inn 4 St Mary's St, Gloucester GL1 2QR