Having supported North London Dirt for the last 3 years, we've been inspired to host our own event that raises money for a vital Huddersfield organisation - The Welcome Centre.
So we bring to you, the first Magic Gravel Escape: Sunday - 30th April.
**All tickets for this event are now sold**
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What is it?
MGE is a 45-mile self-supported gravel ride starting and finishing at our Taproom in Huddersfield. The route has been built with fun in mind with a few ups, but what comes with that is also some zipping fun descents.
We've tried to avoid as much tarmac as possible and put in a request for Sunshine (no guarantees)!
what will i need?
The 44 mile ride is roughly 80% off-road along bridleways and byways. Therefore, we'd recommend you ride a bike with suitable off-road tyres, a gravel bike with 40mm tyres will be bob on. When you set off, you will need to be self-supported, a small selection of tools and inner tubes is recommended, alongside anything else you think you'll need to keep you rolling along.
If you've signed up for the guided ride, you should already be in touch with RGBC.
RGBC is a women-led cycling group, that alongside the main event will be leading a guided ride for eight people (all tickets now sold).
By making a safe space for riders, we’re making cycling more inclusive which is why the guided ride is aimed at women, non-binary, people of colour and trans folk, along with people who may struggle with riding in large groups.
Ticket Price - £15
As mentioned previously, this ride aims to raise funds for The Welcome Centre, as a result, 100% of the ticket price will be going directly to support this vital hub. However, we know it's good to get something in return so we've pulled together with the support of our awesome sponsors the following rider pack (given out at registration).
1x Custom MGE X Paria Musette
1x OTE Anytime Bar
1x Custom MGE X Restrap embroidered patch
1x MGE X Darkwood 100g special event ground beans
1x MGE Reflective bike sticker
1x Hope technology water bottle
In addition to this, Darkwoods will be on hand with freshly brewed coffee at rider registration and we will also be offering a free post-ride drink of Saucery - Magic Lager - Freeride ( Alc Free Citra Pale Ale) - or soft drink.
44 miles, or just over 70km if you don't speak old money.
The Escape (what you will need):
The ride is roughly 80% off-road along bridleways and byways. Therefore, we'd recommend you ride a bike with suitable off-road tyres, a gravel bike with 40mm tyres will be bob on. When you set off, you will need to be self-supported, a small selection of tools and inner tubes is recommended, alongside anything else you think you'll need to keep you rolling along.
We'll be sending you a GPX and TCX route a few days before the ride, so
you'll have time to load it into your head units.
Sign-on at our Taproom is from 7 am and we're encouraging people to set off at their leisure, but we'd recommend being on the route by 9.30 am. Spacing people out will make it a more enjoyable experience.
Please note that these tickets are reserved for women, non-binary, people of colour and trans folk, along with people who may struggle with riding in large groups. Why? By making a safe space for riders, we’re making cycling more
inclusive. Not sure if these tickets are for you? Ask yourself if you’ve seen someone who looks like you riding a bike with no boundaries recently – if this answer is yes, maybe leave these for those that really need them.
Food trader is available at the rider cost (vendor TBC) - Magic Rock Tap.
Magic Rock will provide a bike storage area at the Tap Room with a security guard monitoring the site; however, it is advised that your bikes are secured using a D-lock or equivalent safety lock in this area.
Magic Rock Brewing and sponsors take no responsibility or liability for riders or their bikes in any way during this event. Additionally, we take no responsibility for the remaining cycles in this area after the ride.