Alternative races give you the opportunity to leave behind the normal pressures of the race season. It’s like how we first start cycling, zero pressure, pure fun, just how it should be. At these races you can just have fun laying down some big watts and not care about the end race result.
Racing Gravel in Belgium, the Heartland of Cycling
The new UCI Gravel Series comes as gravel cycling continues its rise in popularity, gravel is very much the buzz word this year. What better way to experience the growth of gravel than heading to the heartland of cycling, Belgium, for the seventh round of this new headline race series. After a long journey from […]
Lessons learnt from gravel racing
Gravel racing has taken the cycling world by storm over the past decade. Events appeal to a broad range of cyclists from former pro tour roadies to novice riders wanting a massive physical challenge paired with a fun event experience. Is gravel racing simply a road race on a dirt road or is it a […]
King Island: An untapped cycling gem
Team rider Justin Morris recently took to the remote island of King Island with his CX bike to explore what the island had to offer,
The Devils Cardigan gravel race sets the scene in Tasmania with epic course and conditions!
Gravel racing has been taking the US cycling scene by storm for a few years now. With the ascension of a now world renowned races such as Unbound Gravel (formerly Dirty Kanza) gravel racing in parts of the northern hemisphere has become a legitimate professional discipline and arguably trumping in popularity the traditional road racing […]
Great Otway Gravel Grind wraps up the Otway weekend
The Great Otway Gravel Grind is, in my opinion, what makes the Oddysey weekend such a worthwhile event, and sets it apart from any other racing in Australia. After a hard day on Saturday racing the 100km MTB marathon, most riders returned to Apollo Bay, and enjoyed celebratory beers and chat to their mates, with […]
Nankervis gets redemption at Great Otway Gravel Grind!
The Great Otway Gravel Grind that happens the day after the famous Otway Odyssey is quickly becoming a drawcard event in itself. For many it makes a long trip even more worthwhile with the opportunity to attain 2 days of quality racing. Which from a training perspective is hugely beneficial to any rider training for […]
7 things you should know about the Otway Odyssey
In a time when Australia is losing some classic marathon races, our National Championship is a glorified XC race run on laps in a bikepark, and there is increasingly less focus on elite athlete development from the governing body – it’s worth giving credit where credit is due. One part of that is appreciating how […]
Gravel or bust at the Michigan Coast to Coast
The sport of a cycling used to be a reasonably straightforward and easy to follow sport. There was road racing with track and cyclocross being the winter alternatives. Also since the 1990s there has been mountain biking with usually either XC for the fitness oriented shaved leg variety of rider and downhill for the more […]
The Otway Odyssey returns for 2017 – with a Gravel Race
In a nod to the growing interest in ‘gravel grinding’ and adventure rides, the organisers of the always epic Otway Odyssey have added another range of events to make an amazing weekend of off-road cycling. In 2017 the Otway Odyssey will be presented by Focus, and celebrates its 11th year of long distance mountain bike racing in […]