Gravel bikes are a fairly new concept, and as we became more “gravel-curious” we realised that we didn’t know where to go to try out this new discipline. This meant that other people must be in the same boat. So we have introduced some Gravel/Adventure bikes into our hire fleet, so everyone can have a try at this exciting new area of riding.
Gravel bikes are descended from touring bikes, endurance bikes and cyclo-cross bikes. ” Gravel” or “Adventure” bikes are the do-it-all bike, for the rider who wants to ride a mix of roads, dirt forest tracks and bridleways.
Gravel bikes have disk brakes and are traditionally ridden with drop handlebars like a road bike, but with wider tyres – typically ranging from 35c size up to a 29×2.1 mountain bike style tyres.
Grizedale Forest is probably one of the best places in the Lake District to sample this kind of riding as we have an extensive gravel track network and plenty of options to test your skills on local bridleways.
Fell free to call us at the shop to help decide which is the best bike for you, or you can book directly online.
All under 18 year old’s must be accompanied by a riding adult at all times.