Journal, Routes

FKT on the Badger Divide

  Not more than a month following on from an incredible top 10 position on the Dales Divide, Marcus Nicolson seemingly had the hunger for another bite of some long distance cycling...

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Bikepacking Gear, Featured, Interviews, Journal, Reviews, Routes

Tour de Restrap: overnighter in the Yorkshire Dales

Restrap have been there seemingly since the genesis of the bikepacking boom that we’re experiencing now across Europe, but their beginnings couldn’t be more different. We wanted...

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Bike Reviews, Featured, Reviews, Routes

Fairlight Faran 2.0 long term review

With the second generation of the Fairlight Faran being released in 2020, we were keen to take a look at this updated steel frameset and builds that cater to the do-it-all rider. Mounts for...

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Bucket List Rides, Featured, Journal, News, Routes

New 7,600km European Divide Trail launched

From the Artic Ocean at Grense Jakobselv in Norway to Cabo St Vincent in Portugal, this is the longest predominantly off-road bikepacking route in the world, put together by British rider...

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Featured, Journal, Routes

48 hours on the Dales Divide

After tackling the first major British ultra since the Covid outbreak, we caught up with Marcus Nicolson to hear about how he bagged a top 10 place at the 600km Dales Divide. The Dales...

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Featured, Journal, Routes

The Central Highlander

No sooner had the First Minister announced a relaxing of travel restrictions as a message came through from Al.  Normally a lot of personal swithering entails, but this had been a long...

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Bucket List Rides, Featured, News, Routes

West Kernow Way: new bikepacking route in Cornwall announced

From the team that brought us the Great North Trail in 2019 and the popular King Alfred’s Way in 2020, Cycling UK have just announced their forthcoming new bikepacking route in...

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Bucket List Rides, Featured, Journal, Routes

A gravel blast up Argyll’s ‘secret coast’

With lockdown restrictions easing and the worst of the April freeze over, a spontaneous plan saw us set off to hit the gravel roads of Argyll for an overnight adventure. Photography by...

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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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Featured, Guides, Routes

Glasgow Inner Circle gravel route

The Glasgow Inner Circle route is a 200km (3,000m+) off-road mega ride that circumnavigates the city and takes in some of the best and most challenging terrain in the surrounding area. Here...

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