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 2: How do you plan incredible gravel & bikepacking routes?

We're back for our second episode, this time up in the glorious Peak District National Park. We're joining Stefan Amato, founder of Cycle Touring brand Pannier.cc, Luke Douglas and Christian Smith, the duo behind the new Second City Divide bikepacking route, as well as their newly fledged Outdoor Provisions sustainable nutrition brand, and outdoor photographer Duncan Philpott.

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If you're inspired to give it a go, check out the official Second City Divide Collection on komoot.

If you'd like to try the route that Stef made for us in the Peak District you can find it on our komoot account here. Alternatively, we've also uploaded a more challenging route from Alpkit's Sonder Winter Gravel Series ride from nearby Hathersage. Why not both?!

Thanks to our podcast sponsor, komoot, we can offer new users a free map region bundle! To claim your free region bundle as a new user of komoot, head over to https://www.komoot.com/account/gift/?code=UNPAVED .

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Read the episode transcript here.

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Cover art thanks to Luke Douglas (photography) and Hannah from Yoke Creative and Tim Wilkey (design), Music by LTO, Vegyn & Keplr.


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