Sun 25 Aug 2024 Budleigh Salterton, Devon, UK

Devon Grit | Micro

Come and enjoy the best gravel trails of East Devon on this event which is returning for another successful year!

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  • Sun 25 Aug 2024
Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton




Age 7 & over

  • 22 km gravel riding + 305 m ascent


This gravel event is back for a fourth successful year! It’s ideal for gravel bikes, MTBs, cyclocross bikes and e-bikes and takes in the best gravel trails of East Devon.

All five routes take in some of the best sections of Woodbury Common. Highlights include Woodbury Castle and some great singletrack on the common, a section of the Exe Estuary path, a climb up for views of the sea at the top of Beacon Hill and also Mutter Moor.

The routes are designed to be ridden on a gravel bike but a cyclocross bike or a lightweight XC mountain bike will be almost as quick. E-mountain bikes are also welcome. The ride is not suitable for road bikes. Minimum tyre width of 35mm is recommended. Although some markers will be put out, this event is self-nav so you will need a Garmin, Wahoo or phone for navigation purposes. Don’t underestimate these rides! You need to add at least 50 percent onto the distances to get the ‘road’ equivalent in time and energy required to take them on.

Camping is available at Bicton College over the bank holiday weekend.

This event is part of Devon Grit.

Event video

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Free parking
  • Rural

Event HQ

Bicton College
East Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton


  • 1 lap
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Navigation required
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

  • Plastic-free event
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy
  • Trees not tees

Sportiva Events is doing its best to minimise the environmental impact of this event. Here are a few of their initiatives:


  • Trees not tees

    For all events which include a t-shirt, there is the option to plant a tree instead through a partnership with Treesnottees

  • Avoid single-use plastics

    New paper cups have been sourced to be fully recycled back into high-grade paper.

  • Optional medals

    Lots of competitors are not interested in finishers' medals so they are now optional. A £2 charity donation is made for every medal not selected.

  • Swim hats on request

    Swim hats are provided for open water swimming events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage.

  • Reuseable zip ties and recycling

    Reusable zip ties are used and all rubbish is sorted for recycling after the event.

  • Reducing car use

    At the Burrator 10K running race those who commit to walking or cycling to the event get £5 discount.

  • Chip timing
  • Race photo
  • T-shirt


  • Quality cotton T-shirt
  • Professional chip timing
  • Free event photographs
  • Full Covid-19 plan
  • GPX files and detailed route descriptions
  • Feed stations with water, energy drinks, quiche, homity pie, gels, bars, fruit, cakes etc
  • Public liability insurance
  • Professional First Aid
  • Bike and rider recovery service
  • West Coast Caterers at finish proving hot food and drinks

Optional extra

  • On-site camping or camper van parking on Fri, Sat and Sun night

  • Age 7 & over
  • Entries open
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Entry fees

Early bird entry fee


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Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton




Age 18 & over

  • 100 km gravel riding + 1500 m ascent
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Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton




Age 15 & over

  • 76 km gravel riding + 1270 m ascent
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Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton




Age 12 & over

  • 55 km gravel riding
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Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton




Age 10 & over

  • 35 km gravel riding + 530 m ascent