Unpaved Podcast

The adventure cycling and bikepacking podcast. Join us as we travel the length and breadth of the UK, seeking out the very best off road riding in the wild and wonderful British Isles. We’re seeking out the riders, route masters, gear designers and creatives that help us get the most out of leaving the tarmac behind. Our introductory series explores the fundamental concepts of what it means to ride off road; exploring cycling history, how new communities are being born all over the country and how attitudes are changing more than they have done in decades. We want to show you what happens when we take this kind of riding to the extremes and how the cycling industry is responding to the surging all-terrain appetite. This is not a studio podcast. We’ll be joining our guests as they showcase the very best of their local dirt, come snow, rain or shine (literally, it’s winter you know). With each episode we’ll be providing you with the route and highlights on our Unpaved komoot account so you can go and enjoy the locals’ best off road trails all over the UK too.



episode 1: Where has this gravel boom come from?

In our first episode of Unpaved Podcast we travelled to the beautiful New Forest on the South Coast to join The Woods Cyclery's Sunday shop ride. With co-owner Tom Farrell and co-owner of Brother Cycles, Will Meyer, we discussed exactly where this gravel boom has come from and more about their routes into the discipline, from BMX to Tour Divide.

If you'd like to try the route we rode in the New Forest, you can find it on our komoot account here. Let us know how you get on!

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Cover art thanks to Tom Farrell (photography) and Hannah from Yoke Creative and Tim Wilkey (design), Music by Vegyn and LTO


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