Coffee and Cycling go together like Wheelies and Choppers.
Join us for a Gravel Ride and taste the best gravel coffee around on the 22nd July from Chimney Fire Coffee HQ, located in the Denbies Wine Estate. (Box Hill Train Station) We roll at 9am so arrive at 8:30am for a delicious shot of caffeine before we tackle a stunning 50K ride through the rolling Denbies Wine Estate and beautiful Surrey hills.Gravel bikes or MTB’s required GPX file of the route will be shared 2-3 days prior to the ride Food and AMAZING coffee available to purchase pre and post ride. Self-guided ride, however there will be guides leading the ride too. Limited to 25 riders. First come, first served. Remember to bring drink, snacks and a puncture repair kit. No Drops: This is a social ride. We do our best to ride at the pace of the slowest rider and will wait for the group to
Bikepacking Scotland 20 multi-day cycling adventures off the beaten track by Markus Stitz
THE BOOK Bikepacking Scotland by Markus Stitz features 20 great multi-day off-the-beaten-track cycling adventures across the Scottish mainland and islands. The book features routes of different lengths which take in the best of the country, from the Ayrshire Alps, Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders in southern Scotland, through Perthshire’s unique drovers’ roads and the grand architecture of the Central Belt, across to Argyll’s islands on ferry-hopping adventures around Islay, a paradise for whisky connoisseurs, and Jura and Mull to spot magnificent golden eagles. And, of course, the Scottish Highlands with an epic tour of the Cairngorms National Park, home to 25 per cent of Britain’s rare and endangered species, as well as the author’s own take on the North Coast 500 and more. Researched and written by the founder of Bikepacking Scotland, and mostly accessible by public transport, each route includes all
Gravelfoyle Festival of Cycling, Grand Old Dukes and accomodation available on the start line!
The inaugural Grand Old Dukes
WISHONE CYCLES: A WORLD CHAMPION JOINS THE WISH ONE BRAND
We are pleased to announce that Laurent Brochard, world cycling legend, joins the Team Wish One Racing for the 2023 season ! Laurent Brochard is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic riders of the 90's/2000s. World Road Champion in 1997, winner of a stage in Tour de France and Vuelta, he has written his name in gold letters in the history of French cycling. With his talent and experience as a top-level competitor, we are convinced that he will bring immense added value to our brand, both in terms of product development and in sharing his experience with our riders. Laurent has always had an avant-garde, independent side, with a strong personality and a natural charisma that leaves no one indifferent. He is also known for his discretion and modesty, which only adds to his legendary status. For all these reasons, the
BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL
FREE WHEELS EAST - COMPLIMENTARY TICKETFREE WHEELS EAST Bicycle Film Festival presents a free virtual retrospective screening of Free Wheels East. Followed by a Q&A with directors Ben Wylson & Jamie Mackenzie. Introduction by the film's narrator, Peter Coyote (Emmy-award winning actor including: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Bitter Moon, Erin Brockovich, A Walk to Remember, The Vietnam War and more). This feature length documentary tells the story of a truly global adventure. Cousins Jamie and Ben set off on an extraordinary 3 year bikepacking journey; without know-how or training they attempt to ride bicycles on every continent without using airplanes. Surviving near fatal accidents, life threatening illness and even becoming the first to cycle in the desolate East Antarctic; it seems nothing can stop them. Jamie and Ben visit 35 countries, and in so doing change the course of their lives forever. This in-house film also includes a score written and played on a
STRUGGLE: UK’s First Gravel and Road Challenge Launches
A new epic gravel and road event launches on 1st April 2023, set deep in North Yorkshire’s most testing on- and off-road landscape, and promises to test the hardiest of cyclists over beautiful but brutal terrain. Borderlands is the newest event from Yorkshire’s leading cycling events company Struggle Events, who are experts in challenging rides in God’s Own Country. On Saturday 2nd September riders will take on 100 miles over bucket-list climb including Buttertubs Pass and Kidstones Pass (as seen in the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart). The route navigates the tough terrain surrounding the Yorkshire Three Peaks and features other epic climbs like Fleet Moss and Grinton Moor (as seen in the 2019 Road World Championships). For newer riders, there’s a 100km option that still takes in the main bucket-list ascents.On Sunday 3rd September is Borderlands Gravel, a 100km off-road route
The Cycling Bible, by Chris Sidwells, a comprehensive guide to help you become a better cyclist
We have been contacted by Lorna Brogan (marketing manager at Vertebrate Publishing) telling us about one of their latest cycling projects. There is a special 25% Ukgravelbike.club discount for those who are interested in buying the book.CYCLINGBIBLE25 " The book will help you to brush up on basic maintenance, improve your fitness and bike handling skills, plan adventures and make the right choices for those all-important new bike purchases. It will be particularly useful to anyone looking to develop their cycling performance, including those who want to take part in races or cycling challenges, such as enduros, XC races or time trials, but it also contains plenty of advice for casual cyclists wanting to brush up on their skills."Link to buy the book
WISH ONE JOINS EVOLUTION GRAVEL RACE AS CYCLING BRAND PARTNER!
Evolution Gravel Race is a point-to-point 850km gravel stage race from the Ngorongoro Crater to the Swahili Coast in Tanzania. The fastest overall time from the Crater to the Coast wins. Gravel allows riders to push the boundaries of discovery and freedom. Evolution is a must in terms of riding experience and perfectly fits with Wish One vision of the sport. That’s why we are so excited to be part of such an adventure as Evolution Gravel Race’s cycling brand partner! Regarding the partnership, 2 riders from Team Amani Rwanda’s Development Program will race with our iconic bike, the Wish One SUB! See you in Tanzania, June 27, 2023 RACE DETAILS 2 stages, 850 km 10,000m D+ Ngorongoro Crater to Swahili Coast, TanzaniaOne mandatory camp at Kilometre 425. Set in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. 12 hours for rest and re-supply (tents, food, service, bags to be provided). Staggered start out
Enjoy endless sun-kissed gravel at the 2nd bedrock gravelfest in Cyprus
Experience the most undiscovered off-road adventure on the Island of Cyprus. Off the bike, relax with traditional Cypriot cuisine and culture! The Bedrock GravelFest, April 9-15, 2023 is a week-long adventure both on and off the bike. Cyprus is an undiscovered gravel wonderland just waiting for bold adventurous riders to be immersed in nature and get out of their comfort zone. Activate Cyprus understand and appreciate what true gravel riding is about, they know the island intimately, and will leave you speechless with their vast knowledge of pedalling in remote, off-the-beaten-path pure gravel whilst enjoying the amazing scenery. The expert guided rides include climbing the Troodos mountain range, onto the west side of the island where dense green forests meet the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean, highlighting the undiscovered beauty of Cyprus. It’s a blend of great rides and local gastronomy, wine making, cheese
2023 – Wish One Millau Grands Causses
FRENCH STAGE OF THE TREK UCI GRAVEL WORLD SERIES ON JUNE 17TH & 18TH, 2023. #wishone #wishoneUCI #WO2023French stage of the Trek UCI Gravel World Series, and qualifying for the 2023 Gravel World Championships (September 30th in Italy), the 2nd edition of the Wish One Millau Grands Causses will take place in the heart of the Grand Causses Regional Natural Park. 2 days of Gravel with UCI Races, but also to democratize the practice, Open, Cadets and Junior Races. UCI Races 130KM | 80KM | Open Races 2000m D+ 1300m D+ NEW As a prelude to the World Championships, over 40km or 80km, regulars and novices alike will be able to take up the challenge of the Grands Causses trails. Next Gen Race NEW Because Gravel is not just for adults, we also offer a 40km and 80km race for cadets and juniors in order to open up the practice of