Gravel bikes have exploded in popularity in recent years. It’s easy to see why, with gravel bikes offering versatility in abundance and the opportunity for riders to get off the beaten track.
A gravel bike has a lot to offer the everyday rider looking to mix up their riding on a machine capable of handling the rough stuff, without handicapping itself much on the tarmac. A gravel bike is a beefed up road bike designed to enable you to ride over many different surfaces.
Either drop or flat handlebar and sporty geometry mean you can make good progress on the road – but, with wider tyres, lower gearing and stable handling, you can also head off-road with confidence.
Riding a bike designed for multi-terrain excursions means you can link together gravel routes in new ways, taking in sections of gravel roads, forest tracks, trails, byways and bridlepaths. Or you can load up your gravel bike with camping kit for a multi-day bike-packing adventure.