Scope Backyard Breakaway

The 29th September marked the date for the inaugural Backyard Breakaway, hosted by Scope Cycling in Eindhoven. An informal gathering of cyclists to join the Scope team and ride some of the...

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Featured, Readers Rides

Bike Check: James Heaton’s Trek Crockett

When James Heaton was looking for a new winter trainer, the logical choice was a cyclocross bike. Described by many as the Swiss Army Knife of bikes. It’s what every old school roadie...

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Events, Featured, News

Countdown to Morocco: Atlas Mountain Race

The Atlas Mountain Race is an unsupported single-stage cycling race that will take place in Morocco during February 2020. The race will take riders from Marrakesh across the High Atlas and...

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Featured, Journal

8bar Pathfinder

Pathfinder: The slightly different Gravel Event No planned route…just follow your instinct As the popularity of riding dropped bar bikes off-road continues to gather pace, riders and...

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Featured, Journal

Beerpacking in Slovenia and Croatia

Another contribution from Alpine Gravel Junkie, Gairy. Having built up his rather splendid Velo Orange Piolet, he had to pop its cherry on a bikepacking trip. But sometimes, bikepacking is...

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Featured, News

Get Cross: Vitus Energie Carbon

I have lost count of the times that I have been asked to describe a gravel bike. Equally, the numerous times I have resorted to making a vague comparison between gravel and cross bikes....

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Summer Gravel Holiday Essentials

You can always tell when the summer holidays are here. The lovely weather instantly switches to rain and that camping holiday you have been looking forward to for weeks on end, suddenly...

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Featured, Interviews

Tools for the job: Axel Carion’s OPEN WI.DE

If you have even a passing interest in endurance cycling, you will probably have heard of Axel Carion, founder of the BikingMan series,  with whom we caught up in February. Preparation for...

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Reviews, Tyres

Rene Herse Switchback Hill 650B x 48TC

Flawed genius or just showing their age? There seems to be a tendency for American cycling nomenclature to be based on areas, trails or features. The Rene Herse Switchback Hill TC is no...

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Readers Rides

Readers Rides: Velo Orange Piolet

Alpine dwelling Yorkshireman, Gairy, very kindly got in touch to flaunt his new bike to us. The Orange Velo Piolet is not your average gravel bike. Think more drop bar MTB, or better still,...

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