DirtyClean Challenges

Cycling challenges around the homestay. Been going for a few years and combining social and competitive sides of cycling. They are split into Dirty, all surface races and Clean road races.

Dirty Chill & Dirty Epics

Our Dirty Challenges are split into two. A less demanding 50km chill adventure and a much harder 100km+ endurance epic challenge.

Dirty Challenges are suitable for newer / novice riders with who have basic skills. They are still a challenge and if you find some parts too hard then just walk them, they are not long. On the same day, on a longerm more demanding course, we hold the Dirty Ultra’s!

Tough, hard, long and very dirty!


Clean Challenges are Gran Fondo type challenges done on open roads on road bikes.

Stunningly Tough! Clean challenges are well support and like Dirty Challenges are segment based.

Sign up 18th November 2023



Sign up 28th October 2023
Dirty Chill (50km) & Dirty Ultra

Many thanks to our partners who very kindly support the Challenges and provide awards.

Race Recap

A few of our recaps from past Challenges to give you a sense about what its all about….


Fun, Tough, Well Fueled & Supported!

These events are a good fun and tough but suitable for a wide range of riders and bikes. If you are newer rider try a Dirty Challenge on a mountain or gravel bike. If you want something tougher try a Clean Challenge or Ultra Dirty which require a mid to advanced level of fitness and skill. Not finishing the entire route is fine and we have special prizes even for people that DNF! Detailed GPS tracks are given, drink and food vans provided, a bunch of support people to help out along with some fun finishers prizes.

Homemade energy bars, sandwiches, coffee and cold drinks along the way and post-race carbs. 

Not just for cycling!

Visiting us is a real eye-opener for first-time visitors to China and a real and immersive “China Experience”. Get the “Urban” experience in Shanghai and/or Hangzhou and then come to us for an easily accessible and authentic “Rural & Outdoor” China experience.

We will also be arranging some children and family activities for those non-riders/ families that join us.

Cooking classes, local craft activities, hikes and visiting local historic sites.

Villages, Mountains, Rivers , Terraces, Forests, Nature Reserves! Lots to do over the weekend.