Battle in the Bowl 2018
20th May 2018
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Cyclocross meets Gravel Racing in an Epic Showdown!
Hosted within Matterley Bowl near Winchester, the Battle in the Bowl features two hour races over a stunning four mile circuit, featuring flat-out fast gravel tracks, a breathtaking grass track climb around the rim of the bowl itself, a flying wooded descent back to the arena and over a mile of taped, technical classic ‘cross! 90% of the circuit will be viewable from the massive arena, making Battle in the Bowl a visually inspiring experience for racers and spectators alike!
Battle in the Bowl has something for all levels of rider, including, junior, open and elite categories, with a full day’s programme of racing!
2017 Race Video
What a fantastic day we had for Battle in the Bowl 2017! Great weather, great racing, and all that fantastic setting!
Relive it here (or see what you missed) in the official video.
Elite CX Race
Open Category Race
CX Skills Sessions
Prizes & Podium
Free Rider Photos
£900 Lezyne Prizes
£400 Four4th Lights Prizes
£600 CNP Prizes
Over £2,500 worth of prizes from: The first Battle in the Bowl saw some intense racing and more than a bit of pain as the riders discovered the demands of this epic course! Here are the results from the day: Super CX (Elite) Race Senior Male 1 - Tim Dunford (37) - 10...read more
- Event Schedule
- Super CX (Club/Elite Race): £30
- Open Warfare (Open Race): £28
- Junior Races (U12, U14 & U16): £9-14
8:00 Registration Opens
9:30 Junior Race (all cats, 30 minute duration)
10:15 Practice & junior prize giving
11:00 Open Race (20 miles / 5 laps)
13:00 Practice & Open prize giving
13:45 Super CX Race (2 hour duration)
16:00 Elite Prize Giving
- Two hour Club & Elite Race
- Open to CX & Gravel Bikes*
- Podium & Prizes
*The Super CX race is the serious end of the weekend’s racing. It is open to anyone (it’s not just for top level elite racers) and on CX/Gravel style bikes (no suspension, 44mm tyre max on 700c or 29in, 48mm max allowed on 650b. Maximum bar width 600mm) and is intended as the more competitive option, so expect a full on race!
- 5 Lap (20 mile) race
- Open to CX, MTB, 29er or any bike you choose
- Singlespeed & Fat Bike sub cats
- ‘Bravery’ awards for most unusual choices of bike!
Open Warfare is racing for those who like to ride hard for the craic! Expect some frantic racing, but don’t take it too seriously. open Warfare is all about the attitude!
- Under 16, Under 14 & Under 12 Cateegory Races
- Reduced courses & race durations
- Podium & Prizes