Grinduro is back with the perfect gravel party-to-race ratio

Grinduro 2022
(Image credit: Canyon UK)

Grinduro returns this year at Machynlleth in Powys, Wales. The gravel race begins in the woodlands, heading towards Artists Valley, and once out of the woods, you can see the vast scenery including Cader Idris, amongst other big mountains.

Grinduro racer riding up a hill

(Image credit: Canyon UK)

The format of Grinduro is similar to that of an enduro race, i.e. finish times are based on four separately timed segments of roughly 5-10 minutes, rather than the overall time taken to ride the 65km of the race. That means, the riders can go all out in those timed segments, and when they're not being timed, they'll be able to take in the beautiful Welsh scenery.

Grinduro is more than just a race. It's a celebration of cycling with three days of riding, great food, live bands, camping and an overall festival vibe. 

A Canyon bike being cleaned by a mechanic

(Image credit: Canyon UK)

Canyon are title sponsors for the event this year, with their newest bikes (Grizl CF SLX, Grail:ON, Exceed and others) available to check out at the setup. They're also hosting The Canyon Breakfast Club on the Sunday morning, followed by a Q&A with Canyon ambassador Liam Yates.

If you're down for the biggest gravel party in the UK, then Grinduro is the place to go! You can find more information about this event on Canyon's Website.

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