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Featured, Guides, Journal

How to turn an old MTB into a gravel bike

As we covered in Part 1 (Are Gravel Bikes Just 80's Mountain Bikes?), although vintage mountain bikes are not the same as modern gravel bikes, I think that with a few tweaks they can be...

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Best of Macclesfield: Mikmonken’s gravel routes

Local exploring has really been a theme for 20/21, mainly out of necessity, but has really helped cultivate some local experts in off-road riding and route planning. We chatted to Mike...

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Are Gravel Bikes Just 80’s Mountain Bikes?

No, mostly. But also yes, sometimes. Although the gravel bike has graduated from evolutionary obscurity to, in a lot of cases, the flagship bike for a lot of brands (Specialized now expect...

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Camping: 1977 vs today according to Ladybird

If you grew up in the UK in the late 20th Century, you’re likely to have come across a Ladybird Book or two. From fiction to handy guides in their ‘learnabout’ series,...

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DIY Front Bag Support for just £35

With the advent of increasingly wide drop bars (anything from the modest Ritchey Venturemax through the palatial Crust Towel Rack to the frankly enormous Curve Walmer), it’s become easier...

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Highland Fling: NC500 by tandem

In the late summer of 2020, my partner Charlotte and I decided to have a crack at the North Coast 500, on a 40 year old French tandem that I’d renovated only a few months before. What...

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Featured, Journal, Routes

Touring the North West Scotland Coast: Fixed

Many of us dream of touring in Scotland: the mountains, rugged beauty and remoteness of the land and coastline. For some riders, like Marcus Nicolson, this is their back yard. Enjoy...

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Velo Wales from The Friction Collective

In the book of Genesis, God said: ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.’ And it was so. God called the dry ground ‘land’,...

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Reasons to be optimistic in 2021

The New Year is usually a time for reflection, celebration and goal-setting for the coming seasons, but hampered by you-know-what, this January feels a little different. Rather than get...

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Basket Everesting: 2020’s wackiest cycling challenge yet?

Mechanic Joel Jones of Wayfarer Cycles, an independent bikeworkshop based in the Wirral, North-West England, has a pretty ambitious plan up his sleeve. We’ve seen a few bizarre...

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