It's Gravel Week on Cyclingnews, and that means we're heading off road for a deep dive into what is currently the hottest discipline in cycling.
Ditching the tarmac and heading off the beaten path has been happening pretty much since bicycles were invented but in the past decade, and the past few years especially, gravel cycling has exploded into an industry with hundreds of races and thousands of new products.
During our Gravel Week, we've been exploring all corners of the discipline, with interviews, in-depth features, advice, Instagram takeovers, and a host of gravel tech.
Laurens ten Dam kicked off the week for us, writing about how and why he turned his back on the WorldTour peloton and threw himself into gravel, while EF Pro Cycling's Alex Howes shared his top 10 tips for getting into gravel and Amanda Nauman took over our Instagram feed to take us on a ride through Mammoth Lakes in the California mountains.
We've explored much more throughout the week, including a look at gravel's 'privateer' programme, which has effectively turned riders into entrepreneurs, and a thorough discussion about the future of gravel and what happens next.
Also featuring are Lachlan Morton, Dirty Kanza champion Colin Strickland, Alison Tetrick, road pro Peter Sagan, and gravel convert Peter Stetina, plus pro bikes, tech, and guides to everything from kit to fuelling for a long gravel ride.
- Laurens ten Dam: My passion for gravel riding
- Alex Howes' top 10 gravel riding tips
- Amanda Nauman takes over Cyclingnews' Instagram for a day of gravel riding
- Top 10 gravel races in the USA
- Peter Stetina: The gravel community spirit is addictive
- Alison Tetrick: Gravel racing's rogue spirit
- Future Gravel: Where does cycling's hottest trend go from here?
- Lachlan Morton: I hit rock bottom but then found my love for cycling
- Colin Strickland: The five races that changed my life
- Amanda Nauman Q&A: Gravel racing is a mental game
- Peter Sagan: I have to tick off a Dirty Kanza or a Leadville for fun
- Peter Stetina's guide to nutrition for gravel domination... or survival
- Should I buy a gravel bike? The pros and cons
- Best disc brakes for gravel bikes: stoppers for gravel grinding
- Shimano gravel groupsets: the great GRX roundup
- Trek Checkpoint SL7 gravel bike – first ride review
- Gravel ride essentials checklist
- Ted King's Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty 1 – Gallery
- Merida Silex+ 8000-E first ride and gallery
- Best women's gravel cycling kit
- Factor reveals the LS, its first dedicated gravel bike
- Scott Addict Gravel 10 review
- The best gravel bike shoes - cycling shoes for gravel riding
- How to prepare for your first gravel race
- Best gravel bike wheels: Our pick of the best gravel wheels for racing and adventure riding
- Gravel bike clothing guide: the best kit for gravel riding
- Giro Agilis helmet review
- Best gravel tyres: from dusty to dirty, here's our pick of the best tyres for your gravel bike
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