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Opinion

Winter Riding

Winter riding A lighthearted look at what the next few months have in store for us. Darkness, weather and for many people, motivation disappearing over the horizon quicker than you can say...

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Putting a label on Gravel

A rose by any other name I am sure William Shakespeare was not thinking about cycling when he came up with this line. There is a strong case to suggest however, that he was concerned with...

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The Gravel Sceptic and the Vulture

The guys at ADVNTR have been waging a low key war of attrition for some time now. At the slightest pretext, they have been urging me, coaxing me and even daring me to have a go on a gravel...

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Opinion

Food, glorious food! The hidden cost of cycling

In my day job, I spend a lot of time looking at figures and statistics and it can become pretty boring. Once in a while, I indulge myself in (nerdy) little, numeric, whimsies of which this...

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Adventure Commuting

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. – G.K. Chesterton For most, commuting is a major inconvenience: a...

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Opinion

What’s in a name?

Gravel What an uninspiring name. So, we are all riding ‘gravel’ bikes now. Or are we? Let’s face it, the whole gravel scene is basically an American thing. Here in the UK...

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Throw away Strava – Inside Mason

These few words encapsulate the ethos of Dom Mason and the Mason Cycles brand. The current fixation of cycling by numbers and post ride anaylsis is anathema to Dom. I feel he would prefer...

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Opinion

What is an adventure?

Over Christmas, while suffering a bout of near terminal manflu, I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself. During one of my more lucid moments my wife asked me what ADVNTR was all...

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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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Opinion

Project 2018 – Singular Swift

The Background Back in 2007, I had a yearning for a steel 29er. The bike I chose had to be good at short course XC, 12 and 24 hour races as well as being fun blasting round the local woods....

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