Gravel Adventure: A Tale of Discovery and Bonding Meet Freya and her dad, Guy, a dynamic duo whose recent escapade into the world of gravel riding has set the tone for an unforgettable adventure.

Gravel Adventure: A Tale of Discovery and Bonding Meet Freya and her dad, Guy, a dynamic duo whose recent escapade into the world of gravel riding has set the tone for an unforgettable adventure.

Guy, known for his passion for cycling, and Freya, who is more familiar with mountain biking, embarked on a trail adventure that went beyond simply riding bikes.

Guy, an experienced bike tester, is known for infusing infectious enthusiasm and a charmingly playful spirit into his work. Referred to by Freya as someone who’s ‘nuts, childish, and constantly tinkering with his bike,’ Guy’s steadfast passion for adventure riding is set to be shared with Freya. Despite her familiarity with the thrills of mountain biking, she’s gearing up to embark on this exciting new cycling journey alongside him.


The journey extended far beyond conquering challenging trails; it encompassed a holistic experience of bonding, laughter, and shared joy. Among Freya’s fondest memories is the comical instance when she effortlessly outpaced her dad during a climb, courtesy of the e-bike’s assistance. However, beyond the thrill of victory, it was the shared moments, meaningful conversations, and enduring memories they forged that truly defined the expedition.

Throughout their adventure, technical insights mingled with breathtaking landscapes. From slippery woodland descents to awe-inspiring moors, and breaks filled with scones to tranquil camping spots, each moment became a cherished treasure etched deeply into their hearts.

The journey of Freya and Guy through the challenging terrain of gravel riding has left behind a treasure trove of insights and education. They offer valuable lessons on the importance of preparation and careful planning before venturing into the unknown. As Guy aptly puts it,

“Dry packing essentials and ensuring well-balanced weight distribution is key.”


In conclusion, Guy hope is that Freya’s spirit carries their gravel adventure forward and inspires more people to explore the outdoors on two wheels. Their journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of shared experiences and the connections and memories forged along the way.

Freya’s own words capture the essence of the adventure:


“It’s been really fun to kind of explore what I can do and what the bikes are capable of.”


If you’re inspired by Freya and Guy’s journey, why not embark on your own gravel adventure? It’s a chance to discover the thrill of the unknown, forge lasting connections, and create your own narrative in the vibrant world of gravel riding. So, pack your essentials, balance your weight distribution, and get ready to experience the transformative power of a gravel adventure.

How to ride gravel

Whether you’re gearing up for your first-ever gravel adventure or planning your biggest trip yet, this guide can help you grow your skills and enjoy any surface or scenario you encounter on the road less travelled. Basic techniques by Guy Kesteven

How to Plan as Gravel Ride

Gravel riding has taken the cycling world by storm, offering a unique blend of adventure, challenge, and scenic beauty. Whether you're a seasoned rider or new to gravel, proper planning is essential for a safe and enjoyable journey. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to plan a memorable gravel ride, supported by stunning photography and informative video. By Guy Kesteven


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