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Featured, Interviews, News

Dirty Kanza: a veteran’s view – David Markman

For over a decade the Dirty Kanza 200 has been the gravel event against which all others are compared. Having rocketed from a handful of riders in 2006 to over 2,000 entrants in recent...

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Featured, Journal

Bearbones Café Racer: Debrief

A week ago we told you about our Café Racer plans, and we all know about the best laid plans… After a sub-standard fry up at Newtown Tesco, we rolled into Llanbrymair. Dee, half of...

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Featured, Opinion

Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights

Everything you ever wanted to know about the humble bothy, condensed into less than 9 minutes of video. Sometimes searching on Google brings up some real delights. Other times, well…...

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Featured, News

Wild About Argyll Trail

Argyll and the Isles, Scotland’s Adventure Coast, provides an awe-inspiring setting for bikepacking. At 655 km (407 miles) the Wild About Argyll Trail is Bikepacking Scotland’s...

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Featured, Journal

Bearbones Café Racer: The Planning Process

Back in November we posted news on a bikepacking event taking place in January 2018, The Bearbones Café Racer. If you want to enter, sorry but you’re too late! You can read the full...

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Featured, Guides, Opinion

What Kit for Yorkshire True Grit

100 kilometres over every sort of terrain that the North Yorkshire Moors can throw at you poses a unique challenge for kit choice. With plenty of time to start your plan for True Grit 2018,...

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Featured, News

New Event: Gritfest

Another day and yet another new event has been announced (yay! It’s like MTB in it’s heyday, if you remember that far back) and this one sounds properly exciting. The brain...

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Featured, News

New Bike Release: Surly Pack Rat

The world’s worst kept secret…. Vying for the title of “Cycling’s worst kept secret” is the release of the new Surly Pack Rat. It first showed up, ahead of...

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Featured, Reviews, Wheels

Homebrew Carbon Gravel Wheelset

Carbon wheels generally come in two flavours. Mainstream, off the shelf exotica from the likes of Zipp, ENVE or Hed.  Warning: to join this club, you’ll need to remortgage your house...

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Featured, Guides

Gravel riding skills tips

After witnessing several riders on 2017’s Dirty Reiver slide off the gravel track and plummet headlong into bushes on various sweeping corners, it occurred to me that there quite a few...

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