We are really excited to introduce ‘The Gravel Diaries’; a series of weekly blogs that we will be hosting on our website. During the lockdown we’ve been seeing more and more riders getting out locally on their bikes, and in particular out onto the gravel. It’s inspired us all to ride more, and we’ve decided that we want to create more content based around actually being on bikes; from ride reports and kit reviews, to Komoot routes and lessons learned along the way.

We’ve enlisted the help of ex-professional road racer, Molly Weaver, to document her journey into adventure racing. As one of our supported riders this year, Molly has made the switch from the road and onto the rough stuff this season.

As a former World Tour racer she has a lot of experience on the bike, and yet the world of off-roading and ultra-endurance riding is completely new to her. This offers an interesting perspective that we hope everyone can enjoy, no matter what kind of rider they are. Molly will be keeping a ‘diary’ each week of her riding, as well as publishing some of her favourite routes via Komoot, and reviewing the best bits of kit she’s discovered along the way.

Aside from her cycling career, Molly has become known for the honesty and openness of her writing, and she’s agreed to bring the same to this series.

We’re looking forward to hearing about the highs, lows, and everything in between, from her journey into the unknown.