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Buy a set of our Carbon Wheels and we will include a free set of tyres. These will be either Schwalbe G-One Bites (38/40mm) or Schwalbe Pro One road tyres (28mm). Buy a set of Aluminium wheels and get 50% off tyres. Enter the codes 'FOCTYRES' or 'HPTYRES' at the checkout to take advantage of this offer. The tyres will be fitted and set up either tubeless or with inner tubes and then the wheels tension checked before sending.  Start Shopping https://pacenticycledesign.co.uk/pages/gravel-landing

 Ecomuseum, 'Built to Last' is the latest film from round the world singlespeed cyclist and founder of Bikepacking Scotland Markus Stitz. The 10-minute documentary featuring Bob Ellis, founder of the Cateran Trail, Neil Tuer, owner of Alyth Cycles and Jane Wilkinson, willow weaver at Special Branch Baskets, with music from Dave Macfarlane, launches seven new cycling itineraries designed for road, mountain, gravel and touring bikes as part of Travel for All Our Tomorrows - which aims to develop new regenerative tourism experiences in the Cateran Ecomuseum. The Cateran Ecomuseum is a museum without walls, close to the cities of Perth and Dundee in Scotland, both accessible by a new electric bus service from Edinburgh. One of a growing number of ecomuseums worldwide, all its sites are outside. Community led, it empowers local people to take an active role in preserving the objects, sites and cultural practices they value. Providing over 20

GATEHOUSE OF FLEET, SCOTLAND – Raiders Gravel Galloway presented by Canyon is the UK’s newest gravel event. A 4-day international gravel stage race. A uniquely Scottish gravel adventure awaits riders in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. The 4-day festival features 3 gravel riding stages where riders explore the many corners of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere taking in the natural wonders, wildlife and serene outdoors. This premium all-inclusive event has the optimal mix of adventure, entertainment, culture and relaxation, guaranteeing an unforgettable time in the South of Scotland. Raiders Gravel is a team event where riders enter and participate in teams of two. The inaugural edition will take place from October 7th to 10th 2021. Team entry packages include daily breakfast, recovery lunch and dinner, evening entertainment, welcome drinks, GPS rider tracking, professionally managed race route, special inaugural edition finisher medals, camping pitch (BYO tent) or motorhome parking, MucOff

Anyone who can ride a bike on the road can ride on a trail – right?  Introducing Bike Skills Coaching days help you improve and hone those off road, gravel, mountain bike or cyclo-cross riding skills. Look in any park and you'll see loads of people happily riding around the place. Surely, you don’t need coaching for off-road riding, it's the same as riding on a road but with more bumpy bits, isn't it? Almost, in my park, everyone is having a lovely time because all the trails are nice and smooth, add in some nasties, technical trail features or TTFs in the jargon, aka, rocks, gullies, gravel and roots and it all changes. Agree, most people can tackle these TTFs at a low level (as on our Green and Blue rides) but it isn’t much fun when these obstacles get a bit more obstacley, for the uninitiated riding becomes slow, difficult,

 BURY ST EDMUNDS, UK – Golazo Cycling, Bioracer and Canyon are excited to unveil the official 2021 British Gravel Champion jersey. The traditional red, white and blue stripes of British Champions jerseys are combined with a contemporary design reflecting the jagged layout of the gravel tracks in the King’s Forest, where the inaugural British Gravel Champions will be crowned on a thrilling racing weekend in September.  Ken Jones, Director Bioracer UK says “the setting for the inaugural British Gravel Championship in the King’s Forest was an immediate inspiration to design the new Championship Jersey and be a part of the world of gravel racing. Gravelling not only offers up challenges and freedom but has now established itself as an integral part of cycling, SEIZE THE DAY.”  Malcolm Smith, Golazo Cycling Director says “we’re stoked to be hosting the first-ever British Gravel Championships at the King’s Cup Gravel Festival and the Bioracer jersey

San Diego, CA (March 1, 2021) – Crow Bicycles is introducing an ultralight performance eGravel bike featuring removable powerpacks for a true dual-purpose ride on Indiegogo today. The crowdfunding campaign allows early backers to secure one of four models with pricing starting under $2,900. Crow ultralight eGravel bikes feature high-performance SRAM/Shimano group sets to provide precise translation of human pedal power to the rear wheel. The meticulously designed frameset and ergonomics provide a balanced positioning for both the attack and the commute. With the powerpack seamlessly integrated into the frame’s downtube, Crow also gives you power on demand to take you farther. This is not just an e-bike; this is an ultralight performance eGravel machine with an unprecedented versatility that doesn’t sacrifice performance.“Crow Bicycles will build a bridge between core purists and those who want the benefit of electric assistance by providing a premium performance bike that operates comfortably in

“Get yourself a Gravel bike, you’ll love it, we can go on some rides together”. So many adventures seem to start off innocently enough with conversations like this between a couple of mates. In my case the protagonist was a chap we’ll call Jules, mainly because that’s his name and I have no interest in protecting the guilty!I bought a Sonder Camino, we rode the King Alfred’s Way with another mate who we’ll call Dan, I fell off twice, bought some 650b wheels with bigger tyres on, and thought no more of it until another conversation where the word Dales was swiftly followed by the word Divide. Meantime I seem to have developed an aversion to shaving and an attraction to tracks and trails I’ve always previously ridden past.So, from the relative security of hiding behind my COVI(bear)D, I entered the Dales Divide!The beard started out as a bit of

... highlighting the joys of winter cycling around Scotland’s Capital     With a new film Edinburgh-based Markus Stitz and Mark Beaumont encourage more people to enjoy winter cycling in the future. Filmed on a newly created gravel bike route, which follows the local authority boundary of the City of Edinburgh, and additional locations close to the Scottish Capital during January and February 2021, ‘Explore your Boundaries’ is a short documentary that highlights the beauty and challenges of exploring places on two wheels in snow and ice. Markus Stitz, the first person to ride a single-speed bicycle around the world, and Mark Beaumont, the Guinness World Record holder for the fastest circumnavigation in 78 days and 14 hours, are both Edinburgh residents. Teaming up to film ‘Explore your Boundaries' was inspired by encouraging people to see familiar and local areas in unfamiliar ways, showing how great adventures can happen from your own front door. Mark

Ribble Cycles unleash an all-new Gravel focussed platform designed for riders looking to conquer off-road terrain. Building from the success of their award winning range the all-new Gravel platform offers 4 key category models in 3 distinct materials – Gravel Ti, Gravel SL, Gravel AL and the Gravel AL e e-bike. All dynamically designed to provide greater off-road performance and choice. The Gravel Ti is exquisitely handcrafted with a triple butted, custom profiled 3AL/2.5V titanium frame to inspire confidence regardless of extremity in terrain. The Gravel SL utilises a lightweight carbon monocoque construction with aero profiles to provide all out speed and the Gravel AL is built from custom formed 6061T6 heat treated aluminium which is also used for the Gravel AL e - a lightweight electric gravel bike that looks, rides, and feels just like a traditional off-road bike. With the extra power of the Mahle EBM X35+ motor, you can explore further into the forest or