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Featured, Guides, Opinion

Bikepacking – essentials

In the last of this bikepacking mini series from Scott Cornish, we will look at some of the ‘must haves’, packing your bike, what to expect (bike handling) and some useful...

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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, Opinion

Video: OPEN U.P. on the Grand Raid

In the world of online video, this is an oldie dating back to October 2016. Having said that, the content still reflects what we feel about the whole Adventure Bike category, and just how...

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Opinion

Crashing Out

Crashing. It is going to happen to you sooner or later. Whether you ride off road or on the black stuff, crashing is a fact of life. We all do it. Hitting the deck hurts, believe me. After...

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Featured, Opinion

Starting out on the Gravel Road

First Timers? In my experience, newcomers to the gravel scene are a dynamic bunch. They tend to be transitioning from road to off road (mountain bikes) or vice versa.  Gravel might be seen...

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Opinion

Over the top or “A short flight over the bars”

The Darkness The clocks have gone back. Henceforth, every evening ride will begin and end in the dark until BST comes round again. A good time of year to appreciate how much wildlife we...

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Opinion

Post Tour Divide – A survivors guide

It’s been a long while since I’ve blogged, but having recently finished The London-Edinburgh-London Audax I thought it was time to recount on what I’ve been up to and how...

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Opinion

Genesis – the evolution of the gravel bike

Genesis – the evolution of a gravel bike Ok, so the title is a little disingenuous. It should read: “Genesis – my evolution into a gravel biker”. Or something like that. It was only...

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Opinion

The Chain

Roadies and their money form an almost ionic bond. It is next to impossible to persuade the two to part, at least not without significant force. Well, that is how the joke goes. It is all...

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Opinion

Can’t See the Wood for the Trees

It’s not you, it’s me. I still love you, Mountain Bike. Rocky descents that get the adrenaline flowing, a technical climb, a flowy singletrack section… But, I’ve changed…...

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