Kevin Francis

As a Director of various global corporate events and really keen long distance cyclist, back in 2018 the two worlds collided… The creation of the Great British Divide began and soon after came the Escapade too. As we prepare to launch the 2024 editions of both these award winning events it’s great to also be supporting the community and providing commentary on the Dotwatcher platform for my friend Marcia Roberts as she develops her own events.

Written by Kevin Francis

Race Reports

The Southern Divide - Autumn Edition 2023

This Southern Divide of the UK from Land's End on the Atlantic to the Kent coast uses ancient byways, mining trails, wild moors, forests, military gravel roads, and a bit of single-track, all sewn together with a few bits of tarmac. Riders are transported across the south coast along an ever changing landscape, where variety is the spice of life.

Jul 4th 2023

The Southern Divide 2024

The fourth instalment of this 670 km mixed terrain odyssey, stretching from Lands' End to Kent. Riders will travel through a tapestry of ancient byways, former mining trails, extensive gravel routes, the untamed moors of Devon, breathtaking coastal downlands, new forest paths, and a touch of thrilling single track.

Oct 20th 2023

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