Clothing, Featured, Reviews, Uncategorised

POC Mantle

Neither a jersey nor a jacket. The POC Mantle is a hoodie that sits in the middle for days when you’re not sure what to wear. Images: pocsports.com I bought a Mantle as I like having...

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Featured, News, Uncategorised

A Reynolds 725 Ribble

News on a new pair of triangles just in from Ribble. The Gravel 725 is a triple butted Reynolds 725 frame with carbon fork, room for 700x45c or 650x47c tyres plus internal cable routing....

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Bikepacking Gear, Featured, Reviews

Frame bag review – StraightCut Designs

A quick introduction as this is my first post. I’m a middle-aged time poor dad who loves to get a million miles away from the daily grind as much as possible. Bikepacking helps me get...

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Bike Reviews, Featured

The Fairlight Secan

It feels like a good time to write this true long term review now – I’m going to keep it brief and won’t go into the history of the brand on this occasion. Instead I want...

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Featured, News

Rider Resilience – Nils Amelinckx

If you haven’t yet heard of Rider Resilience then here is your introduction to a movement supporting riders going through the toughest of times. Resilience is sought in the sharing of...

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Featured, Reviews, Wheels

Scope R4A Wheelset

What to say about the Scope R4A? A fair bit as it happens – there is a lot going on with these wheels from The Netherlands that I think people might like.   Scope may be a...

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Events, Featured, Journal, Opinion

The Atlas Mountain Race Diary – PT.1 of 4

A beginners insight into the Morocco based ultra endurance epic, the Atlas Mountain Race. Early on in 2020 the Atlas mountains played host to a 700 mile endurance mountain bike race which...

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Events, Featured, Journal, Routes

The Zetland Cycles Low Key Lakes Weekender

The Low Key Lakes Weekender is all about great company, paper maps and no strict route or terrain.     There are riders out there who love riding their bikes, but don’t feel...

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Featured, Journal, Opinion, Routes

Glampacking on the IOW – Bikepacking done different.

Claire Frecknall along with a few others went Glampacking on the IOW, Englands largest Island which seems to be home to some excellent tracks.   October is a month where some of us...

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Events, Featured, Interviews, Journal, Routes

The Nelson Trees Interview

We talk routes, challenges and rewards with Silk Road creator Nelson Trees.   With registration now open for the 2022 Silk Road Mountain Race we thought it would be a good time to talk...

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