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Cotic announce all new Escapade for 2018

Stalwarts of Steel, Cotic, launch an all new version of their ‘do everything‘ bike. The Escapade has actually been a feature of Cotic’s portfolio for longer than we care...

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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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Full-Dynamix announce new Gravel Bikes

Battaglin Cicli have launched a new range of gravel bikes under the Full Dynamix name. The revived brand, originally launched in 1999 by Giovanni Battaglin to concentrate on cross-country...

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Featured, News

What is the Future of Gravel Bike Racing?

Niner Bikes investigate the evolution of the Gravel Race scene in the USA as the discipline evolves from single day events to multi-day stage races. Compared to the UK, the scene is huge...

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Reviews

Gravel Cycling by Nick Legan

The World of Gravel Cycling is growing at an exceptional rate and now, books on the latest and greatest cycling discipline are starting to appear on the shelves. I’m still holding out...

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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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News

Sandblasted Beach Racing hits the North

Sandblasted Beach Race Fancy 90 minutes of racing with a difference this November? Focal Events, the brains behind The Dirty Reiver, have just announced SandBlasted! A new beach racing in...

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Opinion

The Gravel Bike Scene Part 1

Dismissed by many as a passing fad, the nascent ‘gravel’ scene in the UK definitely looks like it is here for the long term. Unlike other industry led fads and niches (the...

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Journal

Yorkshire True Grit

I am a great fan of grass roots events, as opposed to the more corporate events, that fill the cycling calendar. Yorkshire True Grit looked as if it would tick all the boxes and I was...

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Journal

The Dirty Reiver 2017 Gravel Event

Keilder really is a long way away from Suffolk. Going to sleep at midnight and then waking up at 4:00am to drive to an event really isn’t cool. Riding on gravel descents on a bike, any...

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