Had a 200km event consisting predominantly of gravel forest tracks been suggested a few years back many people would have laughed, yet there was TORQ Fuelled Josh Ibbett at 7am, lining up for the start of the Dirty Reiver…
Gravel riding is now very much on trend and the ‘non-competitive challenge’ that is the Dirty Reiver
, which recently took place in and around the Kielder Forest, had over 200 entrants, the vast majority of them lined up on wholly inappropriate bikes! Cycling through a blizzard, freezing temperatures and dropping chains, Josh pedalled his way over rocky, rough, wet, slippery terrain and relentless gradients to finish third in this brilliant Northumbrian ride.
for a full report on Josh’s 8 hours in the saddle.