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Bucket List Rides, Featured, Journal, Routes

Second City Divide – A ‘fast’ ride to the Finishers Party.

Some avid endurance cyclists have been making up for lost time and miles this year, and Marcus Nicolson seems to be hurriedly ticking off the miles list, while spending less time actually on the bike, and in doing so setting some...

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External and Internal Benefits of cycling – Issue 02 

This series is all about discovering the magical way that cycling not only...

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External and Internal Benefits of Cycling

The bike has the obvious ability of transporting us all in the physical space...

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Rapha Pennine Rally, on Cargo Bikes

When you think cargo bike, you may envisage city streets, and a loaded up mixed...

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Midweek Local Overnighters – A new Impression of the familiar

We all have to start somewhere, and with that come the mistakes and challenges...

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Leeds to Lyme Regis – Seeking out Simple Wonders

Following a tour around the Restrap factory in Leeds, Michael Drummond...

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FKT on the Badger Divide

  Not more than a month following on from an incredible top 10 position on...

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Gritfest: The UK’s best gravel event?

With the number of events exploding on the UK gravel scene, we took in the...

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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...

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Cycling Through A Pandemic

Cycling Through A Pandemic features the stories and photographs of cyclists...

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New 7,600km European Divide Trail launched

From the Artic Ocean at Grense Jakobselv in Norway to Cabo St Vincent in...

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Dales Divide ‘Sporty Tour’

Big weekends on the bike don’t always go to plan: but that doesn’t...

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48 hours on the Dales Divide

After tackling the first major British ultra since the Covid outbreak, we...

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The Central Highlander

No sooner had the First Minister announced a relaxing of travel restrictions as...

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The Adventure Planning Blueprint

For the launch of the Adventure Planning Blueprint, we spoke to The Adventure...

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Short Film: Back On The Bike

In the autumn of 2020 professional photographer Sam Dugon had the idea to take...

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A gravel blast up Argyll’s ‘secret coast’

With lockdown restrictions easing and the worst of the April freeze over, a...

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Writer’s rig: Zetland Cycles’ Gravel Amateur

In our writer’s and reader’s rigs series, we chatted to Will Jones...

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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...

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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...

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Are Gravel Bikes Just 80’s Mountain Bikes?

No, mostly. But also yes, sometimes. Although the gravel bike has graduated...

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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...

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DIY Front Bag Support for just £35

With the advent of increasingly wide drop bars (anything from the modest...

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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...

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Touring the North West Scotland Coast: Fixed

Many of us dream of touring in Scotland: the mountains, rugged beauty and...

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Velo Wales from The Friction Collective

In the book of Genesis, God said: ‘Let the water under the sky be...

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Reasons to be optimistic in 2021

The New Year is usually a time for reflection, celebration and goal-setting for...

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Basket Everesting: 2020’s wackiest cycling challenge yet?

Mechanic Joel Jones of Wayfarer Cycles, an independent bikeworkshop based in...

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Short Film: Lost Captures

Kicking off their world tour by bike, Lost Captures is the story of Yorkshire...

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Announced: AUTMNL ADVNTR photo challenge winners

Wow, what a response to our AUTMNL ADVNTR photography challenge! Over the last...

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Recceing Brother Cycles’ new Kent gravel ride for ’21

A testing new string of bridleways, forest tracks, byways, field crossings and...

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Hiraeth: The Bear Bones 200

With Welsh ancestry, Chris Lansley’s journey through Wales on his first...

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Keep exploring into autumn and winter with Vedangi

Round-the-world cyclist and serial adventurer Vedangi Kulkarni is no stranger...

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Photographer Dan Monaghan on AUTMNL ADVNTR

Professional photographer and ADVNTR’s gravel correspondent in the...

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Racing Badlands: 720 km of Spanish high mountains, desert and coastline

In early September 2020, Marcus Nicolson from Glasgow, Scotland, took part in...

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Cameras at the ready for our AUTMNL ADVNTR challenge

Summer’s warmth might already feel long-gone, and the once dusty, dry...

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Racing the inaugural Great British Escapade

As I rolled down to the start of the inaugural Great British Escapade, I...

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Kell’s pregnancy flat-bar conversion

When riding is central part of your life and things happen, you adapt, and...

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Short Film: Drovers, PerthshireGravel.com

Filmed on the Drovers Trail, a new 331 kilometre (206 mile) gravel bikepacking...

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Into the storm: Black Mountain overnighter

The icy rain blew up the pass, driving into our exposed cheeks like stinging...

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New King Alfred’s Way bikepacking route from Cycling UK

Sewing together a real patchwork of different landscapes from chalk downs to...

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Iceland Divide: The land of ice and fire

When we saw London-based off-road enthusiast Natt Williams preparing for...

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Bikepacking the Norfolk Rail Trails

Matt Bark and his pals James and James embark on a rail journey with a...

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Remembering the Grenzsteintrophy 2018

I’d spent some time riding in Germany in the last year and had a memory of an...

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Dirty Kanzelled: Peak District Edition

Riders from around the globe pedalled out the miles on May 30th for Dirty...

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Dirty Kanzelled: Bristol Edition

The Dirty Kanza is a focal point of many international riders’ gravel...

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A mini adventure to Mark Cottage Bothy

There’s nothing like a country-wide lockdown to get you thinking about...

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Bikepacking in the Cairngorms

Andrew Cullen resides in Edinburgh and most weekends, hops on the train with...

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PEdALED Atlas Mountain Race 2020

If you’re an ultra-endurance fan, you’ll be aware of the Silk Road...

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The Analog Kids

One of the best things about being a parent is having a good time with your...

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Shimano Dura-Ace: Beyond the Road

Shimano are the dominant component supplier at Worldtour level with a 66.7%...

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Further – A Different Kind Of Race

I don’t really know how I ended up on the start line of Further, with what...

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THE NOT KNOWING – An Adventure in Tajikistan

An adventure exploring the wilderness of the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan...

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Ultimate Gravel Racer Build – Cervelo Aspero

The brief was simple. Build the most capable and fastest gravel bike possible....

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Frontier 300 – Coast to Coast, Gravel Style

When Focal Events, the creative force behind gravel classics like Dirty Reiver...

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Phoenix Cycleworks: Suffolk Gravel

Suffolk is hardly the first place you’d pick when thinking of gravel...

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Wildcat 100: The race that never was

From the Mid-West to Mid-Wales… Back in 2014 Gravel bikes hadn’t...

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Scope Backyard Breakaway

The 29th September marked the date for the inaugural Backyard Breakaway, hosted...

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3 Peaks Cyclocross with Vitus

The 3 Peaks Cyclocross attracts competitors every year from all over the world....

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Meet the Maker: Straight Cut

In a bright, top floor studio on a cobbled back street of Edinburgh’s New...

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8bar Pathfinder

Pathfinder: The slightly different Gravel Event No planned route…just follow...

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Bombtrack Groundwork 2019

At ADVNTR we love the big glossy bike shows, meeting up with the...

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Beerpacking in Slovenia and Croatia

Another contribution from Alpine Gravel Junkie, Gairy. Having built up his...

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Dirty Reiver 2019

Dirty Reiver 2019 As recounted by the pocket dynamo otherwise known as Cheshire...

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Alpkit x Sonder Visit

Say hello, wave goodbye We have had a Sonder Camino on test for over 600km. All...

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Yorkshire True Grit – Dark Skies 2019

Yorkshire True Grit – Dark Skies Regular readers will probably be familiar...

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Fatbiking in Lapland with Roll Outdoors

A Winter’s Tale I last visited Rovaniemi in 2015, to take part in the...

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Rapha Prestige Manchester

Rapha Prestige Rapha Prestige is a worldwide series of unsupported and...

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Dirty Boar 2018

Now in its second year, the Dirty Boar is the Belgian take on the dropped-bar,...

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The Call Of The Wild – Bike Corris

“Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call,...

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GRINDURO & THE 3T EXPLORO

A dream come true? Imagine the situation. You have been engaged as a...

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Grinduro Scotland 2018

So, just what is Grinduro, an overhyped American export, or the best thing to...

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Event Report: Gritfest

Gritfest 2018 was a two day, stage race. Headquarters was in an out of the way...

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Yorkshire True Grit 2018

The dust has settled on the third Yorkshire True Grit and this year there was a...

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Report: The Distance – Derbyshire

A weekend break in Derbyshire We all know that the point of a holiday is to...

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Event Report: This Is Not A Tour 400KM Audax

Another ride report from on of our regular contributors, The Cheshire Cat, who...

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Hitting The Gravel

Patrick Kinsella pops his gravel biking cherry by joining ADVNTR founders,...

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Ride Report: The Dirty Reiver

Now in its third year, the Dirty Reiver 200 is firmly established as THE long...

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Snow, Ice and Pork Pies

The Cambridge Pork Pie Run is a 200km Audax taking riders from Girton, (just...

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Hundreds of switchbacks: Germany to Italy

ADVNTR Regular, Bengt Feil decides to stick to the asphalt and climb the iconic...

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Almond trees and singletrack: Serra de Tramuntana

Typically a destination for road cycling, Mallorca has a lot to offer those who...

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London-Edinburgh-London 1400km Audax

Since its inception in 1989, London-Edinburgh-London has been Audax UK‘s...

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Tour Divide

“Tour Divide is an ultra-cycling challenge to pedal solo and...

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Bearbones Café Racer: Debrief

A week ago we told you about our Café Racer plans, and we all know about the...

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Bearbones Café Racer: The Planning Process

Back in November we posted news on a bikepacking event taking place in January...

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Rovaniemi 66: Winter Fat Bike Race

Rovaniemi in Finland is most famous for being the “Official home of...

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The Bear Bones 200 Bikepacking Adventure

The Bear Bones 200 is not so much a route as a concept. Since it’s...

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Suffolk Byways Audax – 30th September 2017 – A mini adventure

Today, I dipped my toes into the arcane world of the ‘Audax‘. I...

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Aggregate 100 Gravel Enduro

I’ve kind of fallen for the Gravel/Adventure/Dropbar-lunacy scene. The...

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Journal, Routes

From Dalby to the Moors

Break out from the trail centre and see the wider world on this 100km ride...

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The Peddars Way

Living in East Anglia you have to accept the trails you’ve got, there are...

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Yorkshire True Grit

I am a great fan of grass roots events, as opposed to the more corporate...

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The Dirty Reiver 2017 Gravel Event

Keilder really is a long way away from Suffolk. Going to sleep at midnight and...

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My Tour Divide 2016

Oh man, the Tour Divide. What a ride, a dream come true, taking part in the...

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