The Gralloch will take riders deep into the hills of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere on a challenging route.
While the exact course is yet to be finalised, riders will tackle around 110km almost entirely on firm gravel. With around 2,000m of climbing the race is sure to be a tough day in the saddle.
A true gravel classic in the making. Expect thrilling, action packed racing on the UK’s best gravel.
A race licence is not required to take part in The Gralloch.
✔ Fully signed and marked route
✔ Feed stations with sports nutrition and tools
✔ Professional timing
✔ Tracking of all riders
✔ Lead and following vehicles
✔ Broom wagon
✔ Medals for World Championships qualifiers
✔ Podium ceremony for all age groups
TREK UCI Gravel World Series regulations require all riders have third party insurance to cover all eventualities. This can be obtained from various providers and as part of some national federation membership schemes. Proof of cover may be required.
To minimise disruption to the Biosphere and the residents of Gatehouse of Fleet it is necessary all riders complete the course within a predetermined time. To ensure this there will be cut off points where competitors will be withdrawn from the race should they be behind the required average speed. That average speed will be communicated before the event.
The Trek UCI Gravel World Series is a series of UCI-sanctioned races held all over the world. Some 15-20 qualifier events will qualify the top 25% in each age group to the UCI Gravel World Championships where the champions are awarded with the coveted UCI rainbow jersey.
The Trek UCI Gravel World Series concept is focusing on both very competitive riders from the Pro Elite rider level to older riders who still want to compete at a high level at a later age, but also to fun riders who like to keep fit and finish the event.
As part of the UCI’s Gravel World Series, The Gralloch is a qualification event for the Gravel World Championships which will be held in Italy at the the start of October 2023.
Like the Worlds, events in the Series are raced in the UCI’s Masters Age Groups.
From Mathieu van der Poel and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot to Peter Sagan and Tiffany Cromwell, we were all glued to the screens as the racing action unfolded on the fast, dry Veneto gravel course live on GCN. Now it’s your turn to join the lineup.
To qualify for the World Championships in Italy your finish time must be among the top 25% of your age group. Your qualification time is calculated using your gun time (this is your time to complete the course from the moment the start gun is fired).
*Whilst a race licence is not required to race The Gralloch, qualified riders intending to ride the UCI Gravel World Championships will require a race licence when they head to Italy.
*All timings are subject to change and will be confirmed in early 2023.