Return of the London Gravel Loop for a mid-summer celebration
Hackney GT 50k or 90k day out to celebrate mid-summer, London and being free on a bicycle.
Sunday 20th June
Route maps are published here at
Start location - Primrose Hill.
Finish location - Primrose Hill
Start time - late afternoon
Suggested finish time 9.21pm (sunset)
Entry fee £0
Requirements. A bicycle, a pair of legs, healthy lungs and a smile
Taking in 5 royal parks,
Windmills and wombles,
The Thames Path ,
a gothic cemetery,
The West End ,
Central London's highest point,
2 Football stadiums and
60% gravel and off-road.
The tarmac is nearly all back streets with a only a small amount of main roads along the iconic Kings Rd and Teddington High Street and because its a loop you can start and finish wherever you like although we suggest being at Primrose Hill for sunset at 9.21pm with a little bit of BYO.
No official entry, no fees and no start time. You can even start or finish where you like and cuts corners. Tell your friends, spread the word and let's make it a party.
Pretty much any bike will be suitable although a road bike might want a wider tyre.
Take pictures on the way and tag them #hackneygtlondongravel and we will give way a jersey of choice to the best snap.
Suggested pub stops en-route are
The Telegraph at Putney Common SW15 3TU
The Ship at Mortlake SW14 7QR
Please note Brompton Cemetery closes at 8pm.
Bushey park 9pm.
Richmond Park open 24 hours with pedestrian gates.