Welcome to Gravel Grit n Grind Halmstad 2024!
A three days gravel stage race around Halmstad. Registration is now open.
All races – Stage 1, Stage 2 & Stage 3
Including Trek 2024 UCI Gravel World Series and SweCup
Stage 1 – Gravel Time Trial 16th Aug, Halmstad
Stage 2 – Trek 2024 UCI Gravel World Series 17th Aug, Halmstad
Stage 3 – Gravel Race SweCup 18th Aug, Simlångsdalen
The main event (stage 2) will be located at Wapnö Gård only a few kilometers from Halmstad. For you who have done Gravel Grit n Grind all stages, Wapnö gård is well known with the gravel time trial through the farm area. We are sure that we will design a challenging typical Swedish gravel course with start finish at Wapnö Gård. It´s gravel from kilometer 0.
Stage 1 will remain in the same format as previous years with the start at Slottsmöllan at the river Nissan in Halmstad.
We will not abandon beautiful Simlångsdalen and we move stage 3 back to Simlångsdalen. The course will have all the highlights from previous races in Simlångsdalen. Start and finish will be located in Mahult Bygdegård with a nice view over the lakes in Simlångsdalen.
This is a three days stage race and part of the 2024 Trek UCI Gravel World Series. There is an overall competition over the three days. And of course, it´s possible to do a single race, two stages, or the full three day stage race. Only the event on Saturday, stage 2, is an official event in the 2024 Trek UCI Gravel World Series that gives you the possibility to qualify for the UCI world championship 2024.
A three days gravel stage race
From salty coast to the deep forests of Halland
Halland and the Swedish west coast gives the cyclist a landscape that includes both coastal open fields and deep showy forests not far from the coast. Even if we don´t have the big mountains, our rolling hills will make the courses challenging. The gravel roads of Halland are often various and you will experience lakeside roads in the forests, open farm roads, and fast gravel paved roads. A day on a bike in Halland, you will have winding cozy gravel roads mixed with the scenery of our well-known nature values. Only a short stretch from the city, traffic is not a problem for the cyclists of Halland and some days you can count the cars you meet on one hand. The feeling of adventure is always present when you take your gravel bike for a ride.
The race is designed and planned from two different perspectives. We have one foot in the classic gravel social ride format and the other foot in the common bicycle road race. Our ambition with this gravel race is to show the world how we can combine adventures in gravel riding with competitive gravel road racing. Let´s find out how this turns out!